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Office of the Dean

Manifestations of Authority

[Lifted from the Columbia University policy]

Settings where faculty exercise control over students

  1. enrolling the student in a course given by the faculty member;
  2. evaluating the student outside of a course by, for example, grading qualifying exams or serving on defense committees;
  3. supervising or advising the student on a project such as a thesis or independent research;
  4. formally mentoring the student;
  5. co-authoring papers or working collaboratively on a project;
  6. supervising any administrative assignment given to the student, either for compensation or without pay;
  7. providing the student with a recommendation for a job, internship, clerkship, fellowship, prize, award or other honor;
  8. participating in departmental or school decisions affecting the student on admissions, financial aid, teaching assignments or access to institutional resources available for academic purposes, such as travel funds or study carrels; or
  9. otherwise, participating in any program or activity with respect to the student that judges performance, recognizes achievement, confers benefits, rewards work, or sanctions conduct


Last Updated: January 31, 2018 at 11:29 pm