School of Liberal Arts Faculty Qualifications Documented By “Tested Experience”
For a prospective faculty member who neither
- holds a terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above that of the program (undergraduate or graduate) in which they are teaching, in a discipline or subfield (or one that is closely related) to what they will be teaching,
- has completed at least 18 hours in a discipline or subfield (or one that is closely related) at least one level above that of the courses they will be teaching,
Chairs and Directors can show that a faculty member is qualified based on tested experience. Tested experience is defined as including a breadth and depth of experience outside of the classroom in real-world situations relevant to the discipline in which the faculty member would be teaching.
Tested experience as basis for determining minimum qualifications for teaching specific courses is evaluated as follows:
- Prior to initial appointment, faculty member provides documented evidence of achievement to the chair/director, which may include:
- Certifications and/or other credentials;
- Specific specialized skills; or
- “Experiences that would meet tested experience requirements for specific disciplines and programs,” such as professional positions held in area of teaching.
- Evidence is reviewed by both the chair and the Dean’s Office, with the Dean’s Office giving final approval.
Term/Year of Initial Appointment:
DOCUMENTATION OF TESTED EXPERIENCE
Title(s) or position(s) in occupation/profession:
Years of professional (tested) experience in discipline or sub-field of courses to be taught:
Description of “skill sets, types of certifications or additional credentials, and experiences that would meet tested experience requirements for specific disciplines and programs” INCLUDING statement of how these give the faculty the expertise necessary to teach students in that discipline. CV should be attached.