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.
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.
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].
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.