Associate member is an unofficial position given to a faculty member when there's a need for members of one department to have a formal arrangement to participate in teaching and research activities in another department, but when a joint appointment is not necessary.
Associate members may, in the department with which they are informally associated, have one or more of the following as responsibilities and privileges:
- Access to departmental research facilities
- Participate in the departmental teaching programme
- Supervision of graduate students in the department (must meet Senate eligibility requirements for supervising graduate students)
- Voting rights
- Use of equipment etc.