SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3B.1: Qualified Faculty Controls Instruction

Sauk’s range of academic and career degrees and certificates results in a wide range of qualifications for faculty in those specific areas. These qualifications are contained in each job description and are clearly described in every job posting and advertisement.

All of Sauk’s faculty are qualified for the positions they hold. Full-time and adjunct faculty who teach transfer courses are required to have at least a Master's degree in the content areas they teach. Faculty who teach dual credit classes in local high schools or the career center are held to the same credential requirements as full-time college faculty and must also have appropriate Illinois high school certification. The educational credential requirements for career faculty vary by discipline. The Human Resources Office verifies that individuals hold appropriate educational credentials at the time of hire. 

The faculty controls the curriculum within policy guidelines and regulations established by the institution and various regulatory agencies:

During FY06, the Assessment Core Team spearheaded a project for faculty to revise course outlines, many of which had not been revised since 1997, when they had first been restated in outcomes-based language. When the program review process was revised most recently, a specific prompt was added to make sure that faculty review all of the area’s course outlines, to ensure that this important review is systematically conducted.