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Policy 3004 - Qualified Faculty

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Western Dakota Tech Policy Number: 3004

I. Purpose

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) strives to hire qualified individuals who are committed to serving WDT, students, and the community.

II. General Statement of Policy

A. WDT is committed to hiring expert faculty to deliver quality programs with academic excellence. WDT follows the requirements of the Higher Learning Commission, of the state as outlined in the South Dakota Postsecondary Technical Institute Instructor Credential Policy, and of programmatic accreditation bodies as applicable to ensure WDT employs expert faculty in all programs and courses.

B. It shall be a violation of this policy for WDT to hire or retain faculty who do not meet the requirements of the HLC, the SD Postsecondary Technical Institute Instructor Credential Policy, and programmatic accreditation bodies as applicable.

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IV. Reporting Procedures


V. Dissemination of Policy and Training

A. This policy shall appear on the WDT website on the policy page.

B. The College shall train new faculty members regarding the requirements of the South Dakota Postsecondary Teaching Credential.

Legal References  

South Dakota Administrative Rule 24:59:03:01


Board Approved 03/18/2019


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