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Adequate Full Time Faculty

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Office of the Provost

Affected Parties


Policy Language

All colleges, schools, academic departments, and academic programs must maintain adequate full-time faculty.

Policy Rationale

Adequate faculty is necessary to support the mission of Liberty University and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs.

Definition of Glossary Terms

Procedural Information


Academic administrators and faculty work together to set colleges/school, academic department, and academic program adequate full-time faculty criteria which, once established, must be achieved by the respective entity. An academic department, or academic program requesting an exception to a specific target must provide the Provost with a proposal that includes the revised target and supporting rationale which must be approved by the Provost for the target exception to go into effect.


If a Dean or other administrator becomes aware of a concern regarding this policy they must contact the Provost to discuss documentation of classes and faculty trigger points.


If an academic department or academic program does not meet one or more of its adequate faculty targets, the entity can provide the Provost with additional evidence beyond what is normally required to demonstrate that it does have an adequate number of full-time faculty, and the Provost will determine if that additional evidence is sufficient documentation to affirm that the entity has an adequate number of full-time faculty. 

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