Policy for Selection of Departmental Representative at Graduation
Adopted by the Department of Computer Science 11/14/94
Rules imposed by the University
- We are required to have a faculty representative of
the department at graduation. This representative may
not hood doctoral students.
- If a doctoral student attends his or her graduation ceremony, it is the
responsibility of the major professor to be there to hood the student, or
to arrange for another departmental faculty member to do it. Neither
members of the graduation staff nor the departmental
representative may hood, so don't ask them to do it.
(If the major professor absolutesly cannot do the hooding, another member
of the committee should be asked to do it.)
The departmental algorithm for selecting a representative
- The top person on the list who is
not on leave and not hooding one of his or her students is the
designated departmental representative. This person (hereinafter
called the "designee") has the responsibility. It is perfectly
acceptable for the designee to allow another faculty member (not
otherwise obligated in the graduation ceremony) to
- Credits are updated after each semester, and the new ordered list is
formed by inserting the people with new counts back into the list. A
person whose priority changes goes to the back of the list within a given
category. Otherwise order within each priority is unchanged. Credit is
issued for either being departmental rep or hooding 1 or more students.
- New faculty go to the back of the priority 0 subqueue in the order in
which they formally accept a position.
Note 1: Each semester, the department is asked to submit in
writing the name of the designee.
Note 2: The list was initialized as follows:
For those with priority > 0, the order is by time since entering that
category. For those with no previous service, the order was
determined by random draw.