ADMINISTRATIVE RULE NO: 4010-01 (part B)

RELATED TO POLICY SERIES NO: 4010

TITLE: GUIDELINES FOR THE APPROVAL OF FACULTY

PURPOSE

Provides guidelines for the faculty approval process.

STATEMENT

  1. If a dean, regional director, or designee decides that an applicant should be considered for employment as a faculty member, she/he processes anInstructorApproval Form and makes recommendation for approval. The following information relating to the applicant must be submitted to the Academic Affairs office:
    1. college online application,
    2. transcripts and/or certification of all academic and education work,
    3. work experience records and other documentation, as needed, and,
    4. online Instructor Approval Form, authorized by the dean indicating recommendation to approve.

      Non-credit faculty may, when appropriate, be hired without a transcript.

  2. The Dean of Instruction will review the applicant's file to determine if minimum standards have been met and notify the appropriate dean or designee of action taken.
  3. Commitment on hiring faculty who teach credit courses shall not be made until after an instructor approval has been acted upon favorably by the Academic Affairs office.
  4. Academic Affairs office will maintain a master list of approved faculty.
  5. The following are current minimum approval standards for contracted and non- contracted faculty of transfer, career and technical, occupational supplementary, or general education courses:

TRANSFER

A master's degree in the subject matter area to be taught, or a master’s degree in another field and a minimum of 27 graduate quarter hours in the primary subject matter area to be taught, or 24 quarter hours in the secondary subject matter area.

The master's degree requirement for lower-division courses may be waived by the President in subject areas in which individuals have demonstrated their competencies and served in professional fields. If this approval is requested, the individual's proficiency and high level of competency must be documented by:

  1. professional work experience history and relationship to classroom assignment, and

  2. signatures of agreement by the dean or designee and department/program chair and indication of support by program faculty.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL, OCCUPATIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY COMPLEMENTARY GENERAL EDUCATION

Subject matter competence may be used as a standard for approval as documented by:

  1. An appropriate degree and four years of successful work experience in an occupational area; or
  2. Seven years of successful experience in an occupational area.

POST-SECONDARY REMEDIAL and ADULT BASIC SKILLS

Subject matter competence may be used as a standard for approval as documented by:

  1. Certification

  2. Degree

  3. Experience

NON-CREDIT

Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter, which may be documented through related work experience and/or course work.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 08/13/84

DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 08/19/97; 07/01/08; 05/02/11; 6/1/17

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 6/1/17