Authorities: Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs and Chief Human Resources Officer
Purpose: Academic credentials and relevant work experience of faculty at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, among many other factors, indicate the quality of course work and the effectiveness of pedagogical methods. The purpose of this policy, as stated in Minnesota State Policy 3.32, is to “assure that qualified individuals perform faculty work in the Minnesota colleges through system-established faculty minimum qualifications…”
All college faculty teaching credit-based courses and counselors and librarians will meet the College Faculty Credentialing requirements as established by Minnesota State Policy 3.32 and Procedure 3.32.1. The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Human Resources Department, in consultation with Academic and Student Affairs, will manage the credentialing process for all faculty employed by the college. High school teachers teaching concurrent enrollment courses are employees of their school district and not college employees.
UFT Faculty shall meet the system-established minimum qualifications for the credential field aligned with the position assigned except as allowed under the exception conditions outlined in the procedures for this policy.
TFT Faculty shall meet the system-established minimum qualifications for the credential field aligned with the position assigned, with the exception of the teaching and learning requirement referenced in Part 5, Subpart B of Procedure 3.32.1.
TPT, Adjunct, and External Instructors shall meet the system-established minimum qualifications except as allowed under the exception conditions outlined in the procedures for this policy. External instructors are individuals not holding faculty positions who are assigned to teach credit-based courses; this does not include high school instructors who are assigned to teach postsecondary enrollment options or concurrent enrollment courses. The minimum educational requirement for career, technical, and professional credential fields shall be based on established industry standards and accepted higher education standards in accordance with Minnesota State Procedure 3.32.1.
Program Accreditation Requirement – Standards for faculty credentials established by state or national program accreditation bodies may be incorporated into the minimum qualifications.
02.2007 Adopted and implemented
05.2009 Technical change, updated to reflect reorganization to single vice president
07.2017 Technical change, MnSCU/Office of the Chancellor to Minnesota State
05.2020 Updated to eliminate most language and align with and provide clarity around Minnesota State Board policy 3.32 and Board Procedure 3.32.1.