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Academic Affairs

Policy Title
Qualifications for Teaching Graduate Courses
Policy Description
Eligibility to teach graduate courses is determined by department chairs and College deans through the review of faculty qualifications. Winthrop gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline. A faculty member (tenure or non-tenure track, full time or part time) teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate courses usually has an earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. However, Winthrop also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experience in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
Policy Author(s)
Academic Leadership Council
Effective Date
February 2011
Review Date
February 2011