The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that institutions justify and document the qualifications of their faculty members in order to be accredited. Faculty credentialing is the responsibility of department chairs and deans with oversight from the Office of Continuous Improvement and Accreditation (CIA).
Each term, the CIA (in collaboration with departments and colleges) audits faculty qualifications by course and enters the appropriate qualifications, information, and/or documentation on the Faculty Credentialing screen as needed.
The faculty credentialing process for departments/colleges:
- Add faculty degrees(s) and official transcript(s) -- or edit existing faculty degree information – on the Instructor of Record’s Faculty Education screen in DM by the end of Census Day.
- Add supportive graduate hours to the Faculty Credentialing screen in DM (if needed and applicable).
- All classes must have faculty assigned or be closed/cancelled in Banner by the end of Census Day.
- Faculty assignments should not be changed after Census Day, with very few exceptions.
- Urge all faculty – Tenured, Tenure Track and Nontenure Track – to enter their data in DM as early in the term as possible, especially artistic performances/exhibits, publications, previous/current positions, awards/honors, and licensures/certifications.
- Respond to requests from Continuous Improvement and Accreditation for credentialing information and documentation on specific faculty.
For help with faculty credentialing, contact Lorrie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.