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Last approved: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:04:04 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 26 May 2022 16:49:21 GMT

General Proposal
Summer 2022
Process for approving Graduate Faculty Applications during the summer
General - Not Department Specific
General - Not College Specific
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
Our current graduate faculty application process includes a required approval from Graduate Council. However, since GC does not meet during the summer, and at times it is necessary to hire new faculty during the summer, this proposal is for an alternate approval step for Graduate Faculty applications received in the summer.

The alternate approval step would be a majority approval among the four college Associate Deans with the current Graduate Advisory Council Chair (Dr. Zayac for 2022-2023) serving as the Chair. During the summer months only, the CourseLeaf Graduate Faculty application would be routed to the Associate Deans in lieu of the GC. Dr. Zayac would facilitate an e-vote and approvals will then be routed to Jessica Pattison and Candace Arnold for final processing.

All graduate faculty applications approved during this alternate review process will be presented to Graduate Council for review at their first meeting the following semester.

The proposed change would also facilitate the removal of the current one-year temporary approval provided to new faculty. The current process of providing temporary status was put in place to account for summer/late approval requests. The proposed process will allow for the vetting of applications by qualified faculty and increase efficiency.
Ryan Zayac (rzayac) (Mon, 16 May 2022 18:26:41 GMT): Updated to include that the current chair of the Graduate Advisory Council will serve in the role of chair of the review committee.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Mon, 23 May 2022 19:47:56 GMT): Approved by COAD on 5-23-22.
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