|Comprehensive Standard #20: The institution employs competent faculty members qualified
to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. When determining acceptable
qualifications of its faculty, an institution gives primary consideration to the highest
earned degree in the discipline in accord with the guidelines listed. The institution
also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate,
undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional
licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in
teaching, or demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective
teaching and student learning outcomes. For all cases, the institution is responsible
for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its entire faculty.
Offsite Committee Concern: Major points of review by onsite committee. Three
full-time faculty without appropriate credentials. Need documentation of why they do
meet standard: three in general education, business, and philosophy. Welding and
Machine faculty do not have baccalaureate degree or AA degree.
Twenty-five part-time faculty teaching general education (Spanish, photography, speech,
biology, math, art, English, history, psychology, finance, photography, physical
education, accounting, business, economics) need eighteen graduate hours and a
Master's degree in field or justification. Eighteen part-time faculty teaching
associate degree courses not designed for transfer (machine, industrial engineering,
administrative system technology, information technology, building trades, air
conditioning, medical laboratory, mechanical engineering, welding, telecommunication,
optician) do not have Bachelor's or AA degree.
Focused Response: CVCC employs competent full-time faculty with appropriate
qualifications and experiences in general education, business, philosophy, welding, and
machine. (General Education and Philosophy;
Welding and Machine.)
CVCC also employs competent part-time faculty with appropriate qualifications and
experiences in Spanish, photography, speech, English, art, history, and psychology
(part-time Humanities & Social Sciences Division faculty),
biology, mathematics, physical education, machine, industrial engineering, building
trades, air conditioning, mechanical engineering, welding, and telecommunications
(part-time Science, Math, & Engineering Division faculty),
finance, accounting, business, economics, administrative support technology,
information technology, medical laboratory
(part-time Business & Allied Health Division faculty).
|Comprehensive Standard #21: The institution regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each
faculty member in accord with published criteria, regardless of contractual or tenured status.
Offsite Committee Concern: Evaluate faculty members. Have copies of evaluations
with names blacked out put into focused response. Classroom evaluation, self
evaluation, supervisor evaluation.
Focused Response: Faculty are annually assessed by students, themselves, and by
their supervisors (Business & Allied Health Division
Humanities & Social Sciences Division
Science, Math, & Engineering Division
The results of these evaluations are placed in instructor personnel files.
|Comprehensive Standard #24: The institution publishes policies on the responsibility and
authority of faculty in academic and governance matters.
Offsite Committee Concern: No document of faculty governance.
Narrative: The Faculty and Staff Manual contains policies regarding faculty
responsibilities in academic and governance matters. There are a variety of ways the
faculty can communicate input into the governance of the college. With the exception
of the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee, each pathway leads to the
President�s Staff which has final approval over activities undertaken by the college.