Criteria for Approval of Adjunct Project Advisors
In reviewing the résumés and curriculum vitae of potential adjunct project advisors, the following criteria should be considered.
- The adjunct advisor has a terminal degree (DMin, EdD, PhD).
- The area of academic/professional expertise in the terminal degree is clearly identified.
- A list of publications is attached.
- The list of publications gives a sense that the adjunct advisor has literary, writing, and critical analysis skills and competencies.
- The number of years of professional experience in all facets of ministry is indicated.
- Areas and/or types of professional/academic experience are clearly articulated.
The potential adjunct advisor has made the following two commitments:
- I commit myself to be a spiritual mentor to my advisee, to pray with him/her, and to provide spiritual advice as needed.
- As an advisor, I commit myself to attend an annual online orientation for Doctor of Ministry advisors.
The evaluating committee should be able to determine whether the applicant can serve at a beginning (level 1) or advanced (level 2) level of advising. Beginning level is for someone who has never done this before–this person can serve as second reader on a student’s committee. Advanced level is for those who have experience in advising projects/dissertations–this advisor can serve as the committee chair of a student’s project.