Section 1. Purpose
This procedures describes the process used to evaluate the eligibility of faculty to teach in Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree programs based on the minimum faculty qualifications at Metropolitan State University as specified in policy 2200.
Section 2. Definitions
Section 3. Procedure
Faculty curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and candidate faculty interviews will be used to determine a faculty member’s eligibility to teach in Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degree programs by the department chair/program director/program coordinator of the department/program in which the faculty member will teach. The department chair will complete and sign the Faculty Qualifications Evaluation Form prior to assigning courses to new faculty members. As the Provost’s designee, the Dean of the respective college will also review and sign the form to verify the evaluation. The Faculty Qualifications Evaluation Form will be kept in the faculty member’s personnel file in Human Resources. Current faculty who change assignments must be re-evaluated to ensure that they meet the minimum qualifications for the new assignment. If the department chair and dean disagree on the assessment of qualifications, the Provost will review the materials and make a determination. Meeting the minimum faculty qualifications is does not guarantee employment as a faculty member.
Section 4. Authority
This policy is issued pursuant to the operating authority granted to the University’s President by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State system (Proc. 1A.2.2, “Delegation of Authority”).
Section 5. Effective Date
This procedure shall become effective upon signature by the president, and shall remain in effect until modified or expressly revoked.
Section 6. Responsibility
The Provost is responsible for the implementation of this procedure.
Section 7. Review
This procedure shall be reviewed on a biennial basis or as needed.
Section 8. Signature
Issued on this date: March 26, 2019
Virginia “Ginny” Arthur, JD
Date of Adoption: March 26, 2019
Date of Implementation: March 26, 2019
Date of Last Review: March 26, 2019
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Additional History and/or Revision Dates: