4. Employment by Texas A&M-Commerce of Its Own GraduatesA&M-Commerce Procedure: 12.99.99.R0.01
The excellence of faculty is the single most important factor in determining the quality of a university. The University believes that diversity in geographical and educational background is a characteristic of high-quality university faculty. Therefore, Texas A&M University-Commerce requires restraints of departments and offices that wish to hire an A&M-Commerce graduate.
If a department head thinks it is justifiable to nominate an A&M-Commerce graduate for a faculty appointment, he or she may submit the nomination to the dean of the appropriate college, accompanied by a statement of justification and evidence of truly superior qualifications of the candidate. The dean of the college may confer with the Deans Council in deciding marginal cases. The existence of A&M-Commerce graduates on the present staff of a department may be sufficient justification for denying a proposed appointment.