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Faculty Affiliate Information and Procedures

Faculty Affiliates are not University employees, but are associated with an academic department or organization of the University for the purposes of teaching or academic oversight. Those who hold the courtesy appointments typically contribute to the instructional, research, creative activity, or service functions of the University. Colleges, Schools, Departments, and Programs may recommend these appointments for approval by the Provost, according to the Faculty Affiliate policy.

Below is some helpful information regarding Faculty Affiliates.

  1. Faculty Affiliate appointments are valid from October 1 through September 30 of each academic year, and recommendations for appointment may be made at any time during the year.
  2. Once the Faculty Affiliate Recommendation form has been completed and signed by the applicant, the appropriate chair/director and the unit dean, the form should be forwarded to the Office of the Provost for final approval and processing.  The form should include a summary of the applicant's qualifications and expected academic contributions, and must be accompanied by the applicant's CV or resume.
  3. Faculty Affiliate appointments can be renewed each year without the submission of a new application. Each year, the Office of the Provost will send each unit a list of its prior year Faculty Affiliate appointments. Corrections and deletions shall be noted on this list and returned to the Office of the Provost for update.
  4. Faculty Affiliate privileges are divided into two classifications. The 'B' classification includes the ability to purchase a Griz Card. The 'A' classification includes both the ability to purchase a Griz Card and to obtain a NetID for access to certain electronic resources.
There are several types of affiliates at UM, each one of which is managed by a different office.  Please visit the UM affiliates website for more information about the various types of affiliates.

Application Form

Faculty Affiliate Recommendation Form

This form has been updated as of May 2013.  Please call the Office of the Provost at 406-243-4689 with any questions.