Faculty Credentials Information
by Martin,Kenyatta N — last modified May 03, 2013 02:17 PM
The University of Louisville diligently seeks to employ and retain faculty members that have the academic training, knowledge, and experience to teach in higher education settings. Through these efforts, the integrity of the institution is maintained and classes offered to students meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements as set forth by accrediting bodies and state agencies. The Office of Academic Planning and Accountability, a unit of the Executive Vice President and University Provost, supports academic units by providing processes to monitor faculty qualifications.
Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC) Requirement
The SACS/COC Principles of Accreditation (2012 Edition) Comprehensive Standard 3.7.1 states: The institution employs comptent 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 the highest earned degree in the discipline. The institution also considers competence, effectivenss, 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 demonstrated competenics and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. For all cases, the institution is responsible for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its faculty.
The following links provide information on the university’s procedures. For more information, please contact Connie C. Shumake email@example.com, Assistant University Provost and SACS/COC Accreditation Liaison.
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