Policy Title

Qualifications for Teaching Graduate Courses




This policy applies to faculty.

Policy Number:2.2.28
Effective Date:02/01/2011
Date Reviewed: 02/01/2011
Last Review Date: 04/19/2021
Responsible Official: Academic Leadership Council
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1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

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.

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