Faculty Qualifications

To comply with accreditation standards, Tennessee Tech must verify that all faculty members are qualified in the discipline(s) in which they are assigned courses as the instructor of record. Therefore, whenever a department hires a new faculty member it should complete an FQC form to accompany the other documents required for hiring. This procedure applies to all new full-time tenure-track and one- year faculty, as well as new adjunct instructors, and any current Tennessee Tech administrative/professional employees assigned to teach a Tech course. It also applies to faculty already certified in one discipline who are assigned a course in a different discipline. This procedure covers all courses earning Tennessee Tech credit, such as ROCC, dual-credit, and sections taught at off-campus sites.