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Adequate Full Time Faculty

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Provost

Policy Author:

Provost

Contributing Offices:

CTE, Institutional Effectiveness

Affected Parties:

All faculty

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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.

SACS Criteria:

2.8 The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs.

Policy Keywords:

 Adequate full time faculty, full time faculty

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Policy Review Cycle:

Every five years or as needed

Procedures:

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. 

Sanctions:

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

Exceptions:

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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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Adequate Full-time Faculty

Submission Date:

6/26/15

Policy Area:

University-wide

☐ Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

☒ Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

☐ Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

☐ Public

☐ Student

☒ Staff

☐ Admin

 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Provost

Policy Author:

Provost

Contributing Offices:

CTE, Institutional Effectiveness

Affected Parties:

All faculty

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

Enter Policy Location here.

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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Adequate Full Time Faculty

2.8 The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs.

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Issuing Office

Office of the Provost

Affected Parties

Faculty

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.

SACS Criteria:

Other Regulatory Criteria:

Enter Other Regulatory Criteria here.

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

 Adequate full time faculty, full time faculty

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Policy Review Cycle:

Every five years or as needed

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Procedures

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.

 

Sanctions

:

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

Exceptions

:

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. 

Other Policy Link Locations:

Enter Policy Link Locations here.

POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

Enter Policy Approver here.

Approval Date:

Enter Policy Approval Date here.

Implementation Date:

Enter Policy Implementation Date here.

Final Policy Number:

Enter Final Policy Number here.