23. The institution employs competent faculty members qualified
to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. When determining
acceptable qualifications of its faculty, an institution gives primary
consideration to a faculty member's highest earned degree in accord
with the guidelines listed below. The institution also considers
competence, effectiveness and capacity, including, as appropriate,
undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the
field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards,
continuous documented excellence in teaching or other documented
competencies, and achievements that contribute to effective teaching
and student learning outcomes. The institution is responsible for
justifying and documenting the qualifications of all its faculty.
a) Faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate
level: a master's or a doctoral degree in the teaching discipline
or a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline
(a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
b) Faculty teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer
to a baccalaureate degree: a master's or doctoral degree in the teaching
discipline or a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching
discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching
c) Faculty teaching associate degree courses not designed for
transfer to the baccalaureate degree: a baccalaureate degree in the
teaching discipline, or an associate degree and demonstrated competencies
in the teaching field.
d) Faculty teaching baccalaureate degree courses: a master's or
doctoral degree in the teaching discipline or a master's degree with
a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate
semester hours in the teaching discipline).
e) Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work:
earned doctorate or a terminal degree in the teaching discipline
or a related discipline.
f) Graduate teaching assistants: a master's in the teaching discipline
or 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct
supervision by a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline,
regular in-service training, planned and periodic evaluations.
24. The institution regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each
faculty member, regardless of contractual or tenured status.
25. The institution provides evidence of ongoing professional
development of faculty as teachers, scholars, and practitioners.
26. The institution ensures adequate procedures for the safeguard
and protection of academic freedom.
27. The institution publishes policies on the responsibility and
authority of faculty in academic and governance matters.
28. The institution's policies are clear concerning ownership
of materials, faculty compensation, copyright issues, and the use
of revenue derived from the creation and production of software,
technologically delivered courses, or other media products.
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