Faculty Qualifications: Two Schools, Two Approaches

There’s a hot topic on campus: faculty qualifications, or what accrediting bodies often call credentialing. Most faculty are qualified to teach based on their academic degrees, but some faculty may be qualified based on work experience, licenses, certifications or other qualifying activities. Given the range of expectations from regional and professional accreditors, should you take a high-level, overview approach, or get into the details of individual courses? Stacy Becker, Digital Measures Client Success Manager, recently hosted a webinar with guest speakers Jan Smith, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Pittsburg State University, and Elizabeth Heise, Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Their institutions took different approaches to faculty qualifications; Smith and Heise shared their perspectives on making the right choice for their institutions. Continue reading “Faculty Qualifications: Two Schools, Two Approaches”

Faculty Qualifications and Tested Experience with University of Northern Colorado

Defining, documenting and reporting faculty qualifications and tested experience for accreditation is a high-stakes undertaking for universities. Mark Smith, Associate Dean at University of Northern Colorado (UNCO) shared his institution’s experience with capturing and reporting faculty qualifications for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation at HLC’s annual conference. Stacy Becker, Watermark Client Success Manager, co-presented, bringing the perspective of the institutions who helped shape faculty qualifications and tested experience reporting for Digital Measures by Watermark. Here are the highlights from their presentation. Continue reading “Faculty Qualifications and Tested Experience with University of Northern Colorado”

New Credentialing Reports for Activity Insight Support SACSCOC Accreditation

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to faculty credentialing, especially for universities in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which revised its standards effective January 1, 2018. That’s why Digital Measures has released a newly updated SACSCOC Faculty Roster as well as two new supplemental reports to support your accreditation needs: Continue reading “New Credentialing Reports for Activity Insight Support SACSCOC Accreditation”