N.H. Code Admin. R. Hedc 405.05 - Faculty

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

The applicant shall describe the faculty in its written plan and demonstrate that faculty:

(a) Are competent as evidenced by:
(1) Academic degrees from appropriately accredited institutions;
(2) Academic knowledge in the discipline in which they teach;
(3) Previous teaching experience which ensures that students will receive education consistent with the objectives of the program of study and the curricular requirements as stated in the institution's published catalogue and web site or electronic media; and
(4) Capacity to teach education programs per Hedc 405.03;
(b) Meet or exceed the following standards in a 2-year associate program:
(1) Faculty shall hold at least a master's degree or its equivalency as determined under Hedc 405.05(a); and
(2) The entire faculty shall have education or equivalent experience in the field of specialization in which they are teaching;
(c) Meet or exceed the following standards in a 4-year baccalaureate degree program:
(1) Faculty shall hold at least a master's degree or its equivalency as determined under Hedc 405.05(a), in the field of specialization in which they are teaching;
(2) At least 25% of the full-time faculty shall hold a doctoral degree or the appropriate terminal degree; and
(3) The entire faculty shall have education or equivalent experience in the field of specialization in which they are teaching;
(d) Meet or exceed the following standards in a master's degree program:
(1) Faculty shall hold at least a master's degree or its equivalency as determined under (g) in the field of specialization in which they are teaching;
(2) A majority of the faculty shall have satisfactorily completed work beyond the master's degree; and
(3) At least 40% of the full-time faculty shall hold a doctoral degree or an appropriate terminal degree;
(e) If teaching in a doctoral program, hold a doctoral degree;
(f) If teaching in a professional degree program, hold a doctoral or professional degree;
(g) If granted approval to teach by the institution, an equivalency for any of the positions listed in (b) and (c), or meets the following requirements:
(1) The institution shall state the reason for its equivalency in a narrative statement;
(2) All equivalencies shall meet or exceed the requirements of the published course syllabus; and
(3) The written job description for the position shall state what preparation is necessary to be considered equivalent to a candidate who has a degree in the field;
(h) Are sufficient in number to ensure student faculty ratios consistent with the mission of the institution, and meet the following numerical standards:
(1) The proportion of part-time faculty members and the student-teacher ratio shall be consistent with the institution's purpose to provide effective instruction and guidance in each course consistent with the institution's purpose;
(2) In no instance shall the faculty number fewer than 4 full-time members; and
(3) The faculty shall consist of full-time appointments sufficient in number and length of service to ensure continuity and stability of the educational programs;
(i) Have a teaching load consistent with the time essential for preparation for each class, other assigned academic or administrative responsibility, and professional growth including, but not limited to, the pursuit of terminal degrees in the field, the attendance at professional meetings, research and publications;
(j) Have professional and institutional responsibilities specifically defined in writing;
(k) Have expectations for continuing professional study and/or scholarly activity, and are encouraged to participate in professional meetings and other scholarly activity related to faculty disciplines;
(l) Have specified personnel policies concerning matters including, but not limited to, academic freedom, salaries and benefits, and incentive for professional growth. The institution shall adopt, maintain and follow policies governing initial appointments, reappointments and the dismissal of faculty, including adjunct faculty, and shall maintain records that evidence such policies are, in fact, followed;
(m) Are appointed pursuant to the established procedures of the institution, and such appointments shall be promptly reported, in writing, to the governing board of the institution;
(n) Are provided a written notice of appointment in which contains, or incorporates by specific reference, the conditions of employment and personnel policies with regard to academic freedom and economic security;
(o) Are sufficient in number, with a full-time commitment to the institution, and length of service to ensure continuity of the educational program; and
(p) Are provided a written contract for employment that includes information on salaries, fringe benefits, and provisions for academic freedom.

Notes

N.H. Code Admin. R. Hedc 405.05

#10429, eff 10-5-1313 (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Hedc 400)

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