Request for Instructional Support

Academic Unit

Contact Person*
Academic Year, Semester*
Requested Effective Date
The form should be submitted a minimum of four weeks before effective date.
Instructional Support Type*

Faculty Hire

Do you know the name of the faculty/instructor?*
Faculty/Instructor Name
New or Rehire*
Is this a Dual Employment Hire?*

Credentials and Transcript

In the required faculty credentials section, provide the credentials required for the instructor to cover your classes. Please note that, in order to comply with SACS accreditation standards, undergraduate courses (100-400 level) require a Master’s in the teaching discipline or a Master’s in another discipline with 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. 500-level classes and above must be staffed by instructors with PhDs. An official transcript is required before any hiring proposal can be finalized. 

Minimum Required Credentials for Instructor of Record (based on course level)*
Please Note: Graduate assistants serving as instructor of record must have 18 earned graduate hours in the teaching discipline and regular supervision, evaluation and continued training. For any GTA who does not hold a graduate degree, departments must complete the Graduate Teaching Assistant Form [pdf]. This form is to be submitted at the time of hire.
Preferred Credentials for Instructor of Record*
Named Faculty Member/Instructor Credentials*

Please Note: Graduate assistants serving as instructor of record must have 18 earned graduate hours in the teaching discipline and regular supervision, evaluation and continued training. For any GTA who does not hold a graduate degree, departments must complete the Graduate Teaching Assistant Form [pdf]. This form is to be submitted at the time of hire.

Faculty credentials indicated must reflect the highest level of education attained. Official terminal transcript is required before any hiring proposal can be finalized.

Include the discipline in the degree title

ALTERNATE CREDENTIALS

Per ACAF 1.20, when the credentials of the instructor of record do not meet the minimum qualifications set forth in the policy, but the prospective instructor possesses “outstanding professional experience or demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline, the individual may be alternatively credentialed.” In cases of alternative credentialing, the course department must explain and provide documentation of the instructor’s alternate qualification(s) to teach a course or courses. This documentation may include “work or research experience, professional licensure or certification, non-credit professional development courses, or other specialized training.”

See the alternate credentials form [pdf] and ACAF 1.20 policy [pdf].

Alternate Credentials*
Completed College Review of Faculty Credentials?*
Please indicate if this faculty member's credential have been reviewed and approved by a member of the CAS Dean's Office staff.

Justification for Position

Please use field below to support your unit’s need for instructional support and explain why your unit’s full-time faculty and instructional staff cannot cover these courses. Please provide as much detail as possible. 

  • If you are requesting an FTE or non-FTE instructor position, please list the specific courses (including anticipated enrollment) for which you are requesting support, if the course is a major or Carolina Core course requirement, and if all other sections (if applicable) are full. Please also note if the request is covering a course buyout or other issues, such as an unanticipated departure of an Instructor or faculty member. 
  • If you are requesting additional temporary/adjunct faculty members (TFAC) to cover additional sections needed during registration, please list the course and the anticipated enrollment for which you are requesting support, if the course is a major or Carolina Core course requirement, and if all other sections (if applicable) are full. Please also note if the request is covering a course buyout or other issues, such as an unanticipated departure of an Instructor or faculty member.
  • If you are requesting an overload for a current member of your instructional staff, please clearly explain the need for this instructor to take on additional sections rather than assigning them to a faculty member or TFAC. You will also need to provide the instructor’s current course load (including actual enrollment). Please also note if the course is a major or Carolina Core course requirement, and if all other sections (if applicable) are full. 
  • Please note that should minimum enrollment not be met, your RIS form will be declined. 
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Course Information: Course 1

If you don’t know the section number, enter ‘Unknown’.
Low Enrollment Waiver*
Online Course *
Requested compensation must comply with current College guidelines.

Course Information: Course 2

If you don’t know the section number, enter ‘Unknown’.
Low Enrollment Waiver*
Online Course *
Requested compensation must comply with current College guidelines.

Course Information: Course 3

If you don’t know the section number, enter ‘Unknown’.
Low Enrollment Waiver*
Online Course *
Requested compensation must comply with current College guidelines.

Course Information: Course 4

If you don’t know the section number, enter ‘Unknown’.
Low Enrollment Waiver*
Online Course *
Requested compensation must comply with current College guidelines.

Course Information: Course 5

If you don’t know the section number, enter ‘Unknown’.
Low Enrollment Waiver*
Online Course *
Requested compensation must comply with current College guidelines.

CAS Dean HR Office Review

Please enter your casdhr email address here.
Transcript on File*
Alternate Credentials On File*
Does the degree title match transcript on file?*
Degree Type
Initial Review Decision*

Curriculum Planning & Faculty Credential Approval

Requests for Credentials
Academic Planning Review Decision*
Dean's Office Review

CAS Dean Administration Approval

Dean Administration Review Decision*

CAS Dean HR Office Final Approval

Final Review By*
Final Decision*
Approved Effective Start Date*
Approved Effective End Date*