SECTION 800 -HUMAN
802.05†††††††††††† FACULTY CREDENTIALS
To outline the professional and
scholarly preparation requirements for faculty teaching at the associate degree
- Both full and part-time faculty members teaching
courses in each of the following areas - humanities and fine arts; social
and behavioral science; natural sciences and mathematics; and, when taught
as pre-baccalaureate courses, education and business - must have completed
at least l8 graduate semester hours in their teaching field and hold a
master's degree from a regionally accredited institution (member of CHEA).
- In a few special areas, approved by the Vice
President for Academic and Student Affairs, this requirement may be met by
having a combination of courses in the teaching field and in a directly
related field. Normally, a majority of courses (12 semester hours or 20
quarter hours) must be in the teaching field.
- In certain exceptional cases, approved by the Vice
President for Academic and Student Affairs, unique experience and
demonstrated competence may substitute for advanced academic preparation
(e.g., including physical education activities, dance-related courses, and
various fields of the visual and performing arts).
- A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
(member of CHEA) is normally
required for all full-time faculty members. For faculty teaching in career
programs, work experience in the field must be documented.
- Many colleges and universities existing outside of
the United States are not subject to the U.S. system of regional
accreditation. In the event that either a full-time or a part-time faculty
memberís masterís degree is not from a regionally accredited
institution the following items must be satisfied.
faculty memberís graduate transcript must be evaluated by an outside party that
specializes in the evaluation of international transcripts. (The Department of
Human Resources will provide a list of these agencies to the faculty member.)
- If the transcript is in English only a document
evaluation is required.
- If the transcript is not in English a course by
course evaluation is required.
required evaluation must be completed before a faculty member can be hired on a
permanent basis. The responsibility for the completion of this evaluation falls
to the faculty member.
- Part-time faculty teaching in career programs must
have at least an associate's degree and must have documented work
experience in the field.
- A master's degree is required for full-time learning
support faculty but a bachelor's degree for part-time faculty will be
considered. Both full and part-time learning support faculty must have a
degree in an area related to the teaching field and must have either
teaching experience in the field or graduate courses in remedial education.
Learning support faculty teaching college-level courses must meet the l8
graduate semester hour requirement.
- All graduate degrees must be earned from a regionally
accredited institution (member of CHEA)
for purposes of determining employment, salary, promotion or title.
Approved: CAB 09/99
Revised and Approved: CAB 09/27/01