Departments Using Tested Experience Criteria

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Below are the departments which offer highly skilled or applied courses and which occasionally hire instructional staff using the tested experience criteria.  The table also indicates whether they use the university tested experience metric or have developed one specific to the department.

College of Arts & Science

Biological Sciences

Types of Courses: BIO 221 - Plant Propagation

Relevant Degree(s): B.S. Horticulture or Botany

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Instructors for BIO 221 Plant Propagation should have experience in the following: plant grafting techniques; prepare plant cutting for rooting; seed collection and preparation for germination; experience in delivering oral presentations to students and other professionals; knowledge of new plant materials; and, plant propagation.

Biology and Biological Sciences

Types of Courses: International field courses which benefit from applied conservation and education backgrounds, in-country experience, language proficiency, and other specialized skills. Courses with a specialized focus outside of typical biological content, such as those with a primary focus on leadership (e.g., Leadership in Science Inquiry - BIO 635), applied community engagement (e.g., Conservation Science and Community - BIO 631, Environmental Stewardship in My Community - BIO 656, Master Plan in Action - BIO 655), specialized institutional knowledge (e.g., Conservation Research in Living Collection Institutions - BIO 667) or educational approaches (e.g., Environmental & Informal Science Education - BIO 699.E, Biology Through Inquiry - BIO 668).

Relevant Degree(s): Master’s degree in relevant field, such as science, conservation, ecology, science education

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience:  Significant professional experience working in relevant fields such as conservation; field research; education in formal or informal science settings; endangered species management (in-situ or ex-situ); demonstrated leadership in community institutions such as zoos, aquariums, arboretums, nature centers, relevant government agencies (e.g., EPA, USDA), natural resources and park/forestry departments, environmental non-profits, or similar settings. Instructors qualifying under this criteria must additionally demonstrate Teaching Excellence through a teaching portfolio (including past course evaluations, syllabi, or other artifacts) and a list of professional references that can verify teaching ability. Candidates without past teaching experience must be approved by the Dragonfly Graduate Committee for teaching potential as demonstrated by relevant professional activities and a teaching demonstration.

Botany

Types of Courses: Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: The Department of Botany believes that faculty must have the terminal degree.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Types of Courses: Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: At least one publication in a peer reviewed scientific journal published after the receipt of the master’s degree. At least five years of chemistry or biochemistry relevant employment.

Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology

Types of Courses: Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: See below

Type of Experience: Prior to being offered a position to teach in the EEEB program, candidate’s qualifications are evaluated by their own department. In addition to verifying the above stated criteria, the candidate’s experience is evaluated by the EEEB Executive Committee for relevance to the subject-matter of an individual course.

English: OWP, Creative Writing, Comp & Rhetoric

Types of Courses: Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: See below

Type of Experience:  Low res MFA -- In the rare instance in which a Mentor does not possess a terminal degree in creative writing, the following criteria will substitute: a) a minimum of two books published by a well-regarded publisher or press, and either b) a minimum of three years of teaching creative writing workshops at other institution, or on a private fee basis; or c) a minimum of five years of significant professional literary experience. “Significant professional literary experience would include (but would not be limited to) working as an editor or as a literary agent.

Environmental Science

Types of Courses: Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience:  One or more of the following -- Full-time work experience that requires the regular use of discipline or course-specific skills in the performance of professional responsibilities. Prior successful graduate-level teaching experience. Published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, textbooks or similar work in the field.Professional presentations such as training presentations, workshop presentations, conference presentations, professional society presentations, user-group presentations, or regular presentations to groups such as employees, clients, management or the public.

French & Italian

Types of Courses: Language courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Evidence of proficiency in the language using American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages standards

Geography

Types of Courses: Graduate courses: GEO 541, GEO 542, GEO 543, GEO 545, GEO 560, GEO 567

Relevant Degree(s): M.A.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: One or more of the following -- Full-time work experience that requires the regular use of discipline or course-specific skills in the performance of professional responsibilities. Prior successful graduate-level teaching experience. Published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, textbooks or similar work in the field.Professional certifications in relevant fields. Professional presentations such as training presentations, workshop presentations, conference presentations, professional society presentations, user-group presentations, or regular presentations to groups such as employees, customers, management or the public.

Geology

Types of Courses: Graduate courses: GLG 502, GLG 508, GLG 511A, GLG 512, GLG 513, GLG 517, GLG 527, GLG 528, GLG 532, GLG 535, GLG 536, GLG 537, GLG 547, GLG 550, GLG 561, GLG 567, GLG 592, GLG 596, GLG 630, GLG 643, GLG 662, GLG 666, GLG 670, GLG 677, GLG 710, GLG 720, GLG 730, GLG 750, GLG 770, GLG 790

Relevant Degree(s): M.A., M.S.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Work experience in a field relevant to the course being taught.

Gerontology

Types of Courses: Graduate 

Relevant Degree(s) Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Discipline-specific professional development in the field, or other relevant workshops, trainings, conferences, or senimars. Participation in discipline-specific community of practice recognized by a professional society or significant personal practice to develop skills in the field. Professional recognition in the form of honors and awards by discipline-specific professional organizations such as the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Publication and/or presentation of research findings in discipline-specific professional outlets (e.g., peer reviewed journals, scientific conferences).

Second Option Requirements: Prior successful teaching experience. Published textbook, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, article or essay, or similar work in the field. Professional presentations such as training presentations, workshop presentations, conference presentations, professional society presentations, or regular presentations to groups such as employees, clients, management, or the public. Demonstrated group leadership skills such as management experience or project management of a team or teams. Participation in training programs and workshops designed to develop or improve teaching skills.

History

Types of Courses: Graduate 

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: The criterion for all levels of graduate faculty status in the History Department is the terminal degree (Ph.D.).

Mathematics

Types of Courses: Graduate 

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience:  The Department of Mathematics believes that faculty must have the terminal degree (i.e., PhD) in mathematics, or a related discipline, to teach graduate courses in mathematics. In other words, our qualification for tested experience is a terminal degree.

Media, Journalism & Film Studies

Types of Courses: Undergraduate video production course (MAC 211, 311, 313, 414); other undergraduate MAC, JRN and STC courses (journalistic practice, media production, applied public relations)

Relevant Degree(s): High school diploma for video production course; bachelor’s degree in field being taught (e.g., journalism, radio/tv/film, communication)

Years of Professional Experience: 20 years for video production course; 5 years for other courses

Type of Experience: Need one of the following: (1) managerial or executive level professional experience or highly applied professional experience; (2) at least 18 graduate credits in field plus four years of significant professional experience (including teaching); or (3) professional certificate plus four years of significant professional experience in field

Microbiology

Types of Courses: MBI 690

Relevant Degree(s): 

Years of Professional Experience: 

Type of Experience: College-level teaching experience. (Co-)authorship of peer-reviewed journal manuscripts in microbiology or a related field

Philosophy

Types of Courses: Graduate 

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience:  The Department of Philosophy believes that faculty must have the terminal degree in philosophy, or a related discipline, to teach graduate courses in philosophy. In other words, our qualification for tested experience is a terminal degree.

Physics

Types of Courses: Graduate Level

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: Only faculty with a PhD will be teaching graduate courses

Political Science

Types of Courses: Undergraduate special topics courses, POL 345 (especially law-related), POL 330 and 370, POL 467 and POL 468

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience:  A master’s degree plus five (5) years of significant and relevant professional experience that includes both of the following: Experience in a high level leadership position in the field of politics (and/or public administration). Examples of a high-level leadership position could include, but are not limited to, Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, Senior Fellow of a think tank, or elected office at the state or federal level. Experience teaching college courses.

Psychology

Types of Courses: Graduate Level

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: The Department of Psychology believes that faculty must have the terminal degree in psychology, or a related discipline, to teach graduate courses in psychology. In other words, our qualification for tested experience is a terminal degree.

Sociology

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in social justice

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Professional experience in field

Spanish & Portuguese

Types of Courses: Graduate level

Relevant Degree(s): M.A.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese chooses not to use the tested experience option. The only faculty in SPO who teach graduate classes are those with the terminal degree (PhD).

Speech Pathology & Audiology

Types of Courses: American Sign Language undergraduate courses; other undergraduate courses; graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): For ASL undergraduate courses, need bachelor’s degree in related discipline. For other undergraduate courses, bachelor’s degree in field. For other undergraduate courses, bachelor’s degree in field. For graduate courses, M.A. or M.S.

Years of Professional Experience: For ASL undergraduate courses, two years plus fluency or certification. For other undergraduate courses, 4 years. For graduate courses, Masters plus 5 years.

Type of Experience: For ASL undergraduate courses, need appropriate certification or demonstration of ASL fluency plus two years of teaching experience at collegiate level. For other undergraduate courses, need certification of clinical competence from ASA for minimum of 3 years plus proof of continuing education standards for continued certification plus clinical experience for population of focus in assigned course. 

For graduate courses, instructor must have held the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA for a minimum of five years (so six years total of clinical experience counting clinical fellowship year), show proof of maintenance of continuing education standards for continued certification, and has provided clinical services for the population of focus in the assigned master’s course.

Statistics

Types of Courses: Graduate STA courses (500/600 level)

Relevant Degree(s): M.S.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Demonstrated achievement of depth in a statistical area (e.g. authorship on a publication involving statistics; presentation of statistical material at a professional conference; letter from a professional colleague demonstrating candidate's area of statistical strength; or some similar achievement.)

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Types of Courses: Graduate 

Relevant Degree(s): Ph.D.

Years of Professional Experience: N/A

Type of Experience: To teach WGS courses, you must have a terminal degree.

College of Creative Arts

Architecture & Interior Design

Types of Courses: Undergraduate and graduate design studio, building technologies, graphics, professional practice courses

Relevant Degree(s): For undergraduate architecture courses, Bachelor of Architecture, BA/BS in Architecture, BS in Engineering (for building systems/structures courses), BA/BS in technology field for computer-oriented courses. For graduate architecture courses, Master’s degree (Master of Architecture, MS/MA in Architecture or related field). For interior design undergraduate courses, a Bachelor of Interior Design, BA/BS or BFA in Interior Design, Bachelor of Architecture, BA/BS in Architecture, BS in Engineering (for building systems/structures courses; BA/BS in technology related field for computer-oriented courses qualify in addition to those listed for Architecture.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience as exemplified by professional qualifications, portfolio review, quality teaching experience, professional reference, etc. When tested experience is used, a recommendation is made by the Department Chair for approval by the Graduate School.

Art

Types of Courses: Undergraduate applied or studio courses, including Art Center and CraftSummer, fashion design, game design, communication design, and professional practice courses; Masters courses.

Relevant Degree(s): For undergraduate courses, a bachelor’s degree in art; high school diploma for CraftSummer and ArtCenter courses. For graduate courses, a Master of Fine Arts, Master of Graphic Design or Master of Design

Years of Professional Experience:  7 years for CraftSummer and ArtCenter courses; 5 years for other courses

Type of Experience: Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience as exemplified by professional qualifications, portfolio review, quality teaching experience, professional reference, etc. When tested experience is used, a recommendation is made by the Department Chair for approval by the Graduate School.

Experience Design

Types of Courses: Graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience:  See below

Type of Experience:  Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience as exemplified by professional qualifications, portfolio review, quality teaching experience, professional reference, etc. When tested experience is used, a recommendation is made by the Department Chair for approval by the Graduate School.

Interactive Media Studies

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in web development, coding, game development, 3D modeling and animation, User Experience (UX), design/technology; graduate courses in same topics

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in technology-related field for undergraduate courses; Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, M.S. in Computer Science or Software Engineering for graduate courses

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Highly applied or technical experience in field

Music Education

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in applied music instruction, ensemble direction and other courses that teach applied skills or performance techniques (diction, functional piano, music education methods); graduate courses focusing on applied skills, music instruction or performance techniques

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in music or music education; Masters degree in Music or Music Edcuation

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience as exemplified by professional qualifications, portfolio review, quality teaching experience, professional reference, etc. When tested experience is used, a recommendation is made by the Department Chair for approval by the Graduate School.

Music Performance

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in applied music instruction, ensemble direction and other courses that teach applied skills or performance techniques (diction, functional piano, music education methods); graduate courses focusing on applied skills, music instruction or performance techniques

Relevant Degree(s): Masters degree in Music or Music Edcuation

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience as exemplified by professional qualifications, portfolio review, quality teaching experience, professional reference, etc. When tested experience is used, a recommendation is made by the Department Chair for approval by the Graduate School.

Performance, Theatre, and Practice

Undergraduate Courses - Theatre Skills

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in “theatre skills” including acting, movement, voice, design, technology, playwriting, stage management, arts management, directing and excluding theatre studies (theory, literature, history)

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or related degree in skill being taught (e.g., marketing/communication for arts management or English literature for playwriting)

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Tested experience is demonstrated by a minimum of five years of relevant experience in professional theatre, film or television. For Arts Management, five years experience in marketing or management is required.

Teaching Excellence: Determined by chair and includes: prior course evaluations, review of syllabi, or demonstration of teaching

Undergraduate Courses - Single Skills

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in highly focused “single skills”– includes practical dance studios (excludes dance history) and “Theatrical Toolbox” courses such as stage combat, radio drama, voice acting, puppetry, etc. (currently THE 210)

Relevant Degree(s): High school diploma

Years of Professional Experience: 10 years or 5 years + certification by professional society/school

Type of Experience: Professional theatre, film or television

Teaching Excellence: Determined by chair and includes: prior course evaluations, review of syllabi, or demonstration of teaching

Graduate Courses

Types of Courses: Graduate courses in acting, design/technology, specialized skills (radio drama, stage combat, movement/voice techniques, auditions)

Relevant Degree(s): MA in theatre arts

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Professional theatre, film or television

Teaching Excellence: Determined by chair and includes: prior course evaluations, review of syllabi, or demonstration of teaching

College of Education, Health & Society

Educational Leadership

Types of Courses: Graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): Master’s degree in field

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: A master’s degree plus five (5) years of significant and relevant professional experience that meets the applicant’s departmental guidelines for tested experience.“Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach.

Educational Psychology

Types of Courses: Special education graduate courses that are not research courses (EDP 656, 596, 650A

Relevant Degree(s): MEd

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: For the eligible courses listed below, an instructor without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a related field, must have:

Licensure in K-12 teaching discipline relevant to the course subject matter
five or more years of experience in a K-12 educational institution in which s/he has performed the professional duties relevant to the course subject matter. *

* Professional experience in a K-12 educational institution varies widely, this the relevance of professional experience must be evaluated by the appropriate program committee. A report of this evaluation will be provided to the department chair for all prospective instructors without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a relevant field.

Educational Technology

Types of Courses: Graduate Level

Relevant Degree(s): MEd

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: For the eligible courses listed below, an instructor without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a related field, must have:

Licensure in K-12 teaching discipline relevant to the course subject matter
five or more years of experience in a K-12 educational institution in which s/he has performed the professional duties relevant to the course subject matter. *

* Professional experience in a K-12 educational institution varies widely, this the relevance of professional experience must be evaluated by the appropriate program committee. A report of this evaluation will be provided to the department chair for all prospective instructors without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a relevant field.

Family Science & Social Work

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in family science, undergraduate social work field courses (FSW 411, 412, 413, 414), and other undergraduate social work courses; Graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in field for family science courses; Bachelor of Social Work for undergraduate social work field courses; master’s degree or Master of Social Work for other social work courses

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years for family science courses; two years post-master’s experience for social work courses

Type of Experience: MSW - no tested experience

Family science - Instructors must: Master’s degree in the field, or closely related-field, of the course being taught; AND Evidence of teaching excellence via one of more of the following assessments: prior course evaluations, review of syllabi, or demonstration of teaching; AND Five years of relevant and significant professional experience, to be reviewed by the FSW Department Chair, or Hold full certification Family Life Educator (i.e., CFLE) or hold a professional certificate or license related to Family Financial Counseling or Family Resource Management.

Instructional Design & Technology

Types of Courses:  Graduate

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: For the eligible courses listed below, an instructor without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a related field, must have:

Licensure in K-12 teaching discipline relevant to the course subject matter
five or more years of experience in a K-12 educational institution in which s/he has performed the professional duties relevant to the course subject matter. *

* Professional experience in a K-12 educational institution varies widely, this the relevance of professional experience must be evaluated by the appropriate program committee. A report of this evaluation will be provided to the department chair for all prospective instructors without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a relevant field.

Kinesiology & Health

Types of Courses: PALS undergraduate courses (on regionals and Oxford); Undergraduate courses; Graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): High school diploma for PALS courses, and bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health or related field for other courses

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: For PALS courses need highly applied experience in field being taught or certification and at least four years applied experience in field begin taught;

For Undergraduate courses: One of the following: (1) managerial or executive-level professional experience or highly applied professional experience; (2) at least 18 graduate credits of academic coursework in field plus four years of significant professional experience; or (3) professional certificate plus at least four years of professional experience in field.

For Graduate courses: The Department of KNH believes that faculty must have the terminal degree (PhD) in the specific Kinesiology and Health or Sports Leadership disciplines or related disciplines to teach graduate courses in Kinesiology and Health.

Literacy & Language

Types of Courses:  The candidate’s experience is evaluated for relevance to the subject-matter of an individual course.

Relevant Degree(s): M.Ed.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: “Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach. The 5 years of significant and relevant professional experience is any combination of full-time teaching, leadership, or policy-making

School Leadership

Types of Courses: Masters level

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: A master’s degree plus five (5) years of significant and relevant professional experience that meets the applicant’s departmental guidelines for tested experience.“Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach.

School Psychology

Types of Courses: Masters level

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: For the eligible courses listed below, an instructor without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a related field, must have:

Licensure in K-12 teaching discipline relevant to the course subject matter
five or more years of experience in a K-12 educational institution in which s/he has performed the professional duties relevant to the course subject matter. *

* Professional experience in a K-12 educational institution varies widely, this the relevance of professional experience must be evaluated by the appropriate program committee. A report of this evaluation will be provided to the department chair for all prospective instructors without a Specialist (EdS) or doctorate degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or a relevant field.

Special Education

Types of Courses: Special education graduate courses that are not research courses (EDP 656, 596, 650A)

Relevant Degree(s): M.Ed.

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Current licensure in K-12 teaching discipline relevant to the course subject matter, and a minimum of 5 years experience in K-12 educational institution in which s/he has performed the professional duties relevant to the course subject matter.

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Types of Courses: Graduate Level

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: A master’s degree plus five (5) years of significant and relevant professional experience that meets the applicant’s departmental guidelines for tested experience.“Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach.

Teacher Education

Types of Courses: Graduate Level

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: “Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach. The 5 years of significant and relevant professional experience is any combination of full-time teaching, leadership, or policy-making.

Transformative Education

Types of Courses: Masters level

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: “Tested experience” means full-time professional work in a K-16 setting in a relevant teaching, leadership, or policy-making role, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach. The 5 years of significant and relevant professional experience is any combination of full-time teaching, leadership, or policy-making.

College of Engineering & Computing

All Graduate programs in the College of Engineering and Computing

Types of Courses: Graduate

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Programs: MS in Chemical and Paper Engineering, MS in Computer Science, MS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Computational Electrical and Computer Engineering

Type of Experience:  Divisional Level Criteria. All faculty teaching at the master’s or doctoral level must have graduate faculty standing which requires an approved terminal degree in the discipline or a master’s degree plus five years of significant and relevant professional experience satisfying both of the following two standards. 

Standard 1: Five years minimum experience requiring regular use of discipline or course-specific skills in the performance of professional responsibilities.  Experience should evidence currency in the discipline as shown by activities or artifacts such as, but not limited to, one or more of the following:       Discipline-specific professional development in the field, or other relevant workshops, trainings, conferences, or seminars. Professional or National Board certification in the field. Participation in discipline-specific community of practice recognized by a professional society or significant personal practice to develop skills in the field. Professional recognition in the form of awards. Patents, designs, software or other products.

Standard 2: Readiness for college-level teaching as shown by activities such as, but not limited to, one or more of the following: Prior successful teaching experience. Published textbook, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, article or essay, or similar work in the field. Professional presentations such as training presentations, workshop presentations, conference presentations, professional society presentations, user-group presentations, or regular presentations to groups such as employees, customers, management, or the public. Demonstrated group leadership skills such as management experience or project management of a team or teams.

All Undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and Computing

Programs: All undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and Computing

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Types of Courses: Project-intensive courses in CEC. These are identified as the senior design capstones in each department (CPB 471, 472; CSE 448, 449; ECE 448, 449; MME 448, 449), and other interdisciplinary project based courses (CEC 205, CEC 206, CEC 488).

Relevant Degree(s): A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical, computing, scientific, or business related discipline. 

Years or Type of Professional Experience:

Demonstrated leadership skills including project management.  Additional relevant and significant professional experience demonstrated by one of the following:

A minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate-level academic coursework plus at least 5 years of significant professional experience managing projects and/or teaching experience/conducting training in project management

or

A minimum of 7 years of significant professional experience that includes managing projects and/or teaching experience/conducting training in project management

or

Professional certificate in Project Management including (but not limited to)

  • Certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) including Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP). (Both of these certifications require a substantial number of hours (minimum 4,500) of experience leading and directing projects. )
  • Agile certification (such as PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (professional level)
  • Certifications from Global Association for Quality Management as a Professional in Project Management (PPM) or Certified Project Director (CPD). 

Demonstration of Teaching Excellence: The candidate will demonstrate excellence by any of the following: documentation of teaching experience and course evaluations; professional experience leading training sessions and evaluation of performance; review or creation of course syllabi, demonstration of teaching during hiring interview.

Computer Science & Software Engineering

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in the following three categories: applications and foundation courses (CSE 148, 151, 243), specialized courses (CSE 251, 252), programming courses (CSE 153, 163, 174, 271)

Relevant Degree(s): A bachelor’s degree, with discipline dependent on category of course:

For Applications and Foundation courses: Any bachelor’s degree will be sufficient, when complemented by significant experience.

For Specialized courses:  A scientific, quantitative or technology-oriented degree; for example (not an exhaustive list) computer science, information technology, mathematics, graphic design, etc.

For Programming courses: A scientific, quantitative or technology-oriented degree; for example (not an exhaustive list) computer science, information technology, mathematics, MIS, etc.

Years or Type of Professional Experience:
Relevant and significant professional experience demonstrated by one of the following:

Licensure and at least five years of clinical/professional experience in the field of the course being taught;

or

At least 18 credit hours of graduate-level academic coursework in the field of the course being taught plus at least four years of significant professional and/or teaching experience in the field of the course being taught;

or

Professional certificate (that involves at least 18 credits) in the field of the course being taught plus at least four years of significant professional and/or teaching experience in the field of the course being taught

OR

For Applications and Foundation courses:  A minimum of 5 years working with the relevant application(s) in a professional environment;

For Specialized courses:  A minimum of 5 years working with the specialized application(s) or similar systems/programs that support the application area.

For Programming courses: A minimum of 5 years in a professional environment that includes writing computer programs, or performing technical functions with programming aspects.

 

College of Liberal Arts & Applied Science

Commerce

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in accounting, finance, human resources, insurance, project management, process optimization, supply chain

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in business or different bachelor’s degree with certification in field

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Professional experience and/or certification in field

Computer Information Technology

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses in programming, technology, management, professional development or special topics in IT

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in computing or technology (including psychology, mathematics, engineering, business, or educational degrees relating to technology)

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: Professional experience and/or certification in field

Engineering Technology

Types of Courses: All ENT courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years

Type of Experience: One of the following: (1) managerial or executive-level professional experience or highly applied professional experience; (2) at least 18 graduate credit hours in field plus four years of significant professional experience; or (3) professional certificate in the field plus at least four years of significant professional experience

Justice & Community Studies

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses; graduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in related field for undergraduate courses; master’s degree in field for graduate courses

Years of Professional Experience: 5 years; Masters + 5 years for M.S. courses

Type of Experience: For undergraduate courses, need one of following: (1) managerial or executive-level experience or highly applied experience; (2) at least 18 graduate credits in field plus at least four years of teaching or professional experience in field; or (3) professional certificate in the field of course being taught plus at least four years of significant professional experience in field. 

For graduate courses, at least one of the following: Prior successful college level teaching experience. Published textbooks, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, articles, essays or similar work in the field. Professional presentations such as training presentations, workshop presentations, conference presentations, professional society presentations, user-group presentations, or regular presentations to groups such as employees, customers, management or the public.Demonstrated group leadership in a criminal justice organization.

Languages, Literatures & Writing

Types of Courses: English Language Learner courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in related field

Years of Professional Experience: 10 years

Type of Experience: TESOL certification, related professional experience (including teaching), or 10 or more graduate credits in field

Nursing

Types of Courses: Undergraduate courses; can be instructor or teaching assistant

Relevant Degree(s): For instructors, need a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  For teaching assistants, need completion of an approved registered nursing education program

Years of Professional Experience: For instructors: license plus 24 months of clinical nursing as Registered Nurse; for teaching assistants, license plus 24 months of clinical nursing as a Registered Nurse

Type of Experience: Need valid, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in State of Ohio plus at least 24 months of clinical nursing experience as Registered Nurse

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Accountancy (B.S. Business)

Types of Courses: Foundation-level, applied/skilled undergraduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): B.S., Business or Accountancy

Years of Professional Experience: Four Years

Type of Experience: Certified Public Accountant

Accountancy (MAcc)

Types of Courses: Graduate Accountancy Courses

Relevant Degree(s): Master of Accountancy

Years of Professional Experience: Masters plus Five Years

Type of Experience: Evidence of teaching excellence through prior teach evaluations, review of course syllabi, or demonstration of teaching capability through interview process; AND Relevant and significant experience demonstrated by a minimum of ten years total experience with at least two years of experience at the equivalent of senior manager within professional firms. Senior managers typically have responsibility for overall project management, senior client interaction, technical oversite, and financial budgets and staff development.

Business Administration (M.B.A)

Types of Courses: M.B.A. courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (preferred) in business or field related to the course being taught

Years of Professional Experience:  At least twenty years (ten years if they hold their Master’s degree) of managerial or executive-level professional experience or highly applied technical experience in the field of the course being taught and/or licensure and at least ten years of clinical/professional experience in the field of the course being taught.

Type of Experience: Evidence of teaching excellence via one or more of the following assessments: prior teaching evaluations, review of course syllabi/course preparation, prior corporate or non-profit training delivery, or demonstration of teaching capability during interview; AND Relevant and significant professional experience, demonstrated by one or more of the following: At least twenty years (ten years if they hold their Master’s degree) of managerial or executive-level professional experience or highly applied technical experience in the field of the course being taught. Licensure and at least ten years of clinical/professional experience in the field of the course being taught.

Additional Considerations:

  • The MBA Program Senior Director will utilize evaluated teaching experiences (e.g. as MBA class speaker, compensated contributor for an MBA course and/or Mini MBA module presenter) as a confirmation of teaching capability prior to any full class assignments when the decision timing allows.
  • Quality of managerial/executive/technical experience will be evaluated by the MBA Senior Director and presented to the FSB Dean’s Office as part of any faculty proposal based on this criteria.
  • Historical performance in past MBA courses by degree/experience profiles will be used as a secondary support for teaching excellence when appropriate

Economics (MA)

Types of Courses: Graduate Courses

Relevant Degree(s): Masters

Years of Professional Experience: Five Years

Type of Experience: "Tested experience” means full-time professional work in statistics, econometrics, data analytics, or professional communication, and/or in a field relevant to the course content of the course they are hired to teach.

Entrepreneurship

Types of Courses:  All ESP courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, microbiology and occasionally from creative and liberal arts fields

Years of Professional Experience:  5 years

Type of Experience:  Managerial or executive level professional experience or highly applied professional experience, professional experience in entrepreneurial (start-up, social, corporate or creative) organization, professional experience in entrepreneurial ecosystem activities, such as funding, evaluating, mentoring entrepreneurial organizations, or professional experience in entrepreneurial education (in higher education or practice)

Finance (B.S. Business)

Types of Courses:  Foundation-level, applied/skilled undergraduate courses

Relevant Degree(s): Master of Finance or Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Bachelor’s in Finance and current professional credentials related to Finance (CFA, CFP, etc.)

Years of Professional Experience:  4 years

Type of Experience:  Four years total experience in the areas of wealth management, asset management, corporate finance, commercial banking or insurance. Experience also can be demonstrated by obtaining and maintaining professional credentials, including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or other widely recognized designations or licenses.

Demonstration of Teaching Excellence: Examples include review of syllabi, former course evaluation data, demonstration of teaching during hiring interview.

Information Systems & Analytics (Effective Fall 2019)

Types of Courses:  All ISA courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Analytics/Statistics, Computer Science or an alternative technically or analytically-focused discipline

Years of Professional Experience:  5 years

Type of Experience:  Five years of managerial, executive or highly applied professional experience in either an applied technology or data driven decision making context or professional education experience in either an applied technology or data driven decision making context (in higher education or practice).

Demonstration of Teaching Excellence: Examples include review of syllabi, former course evaluation data, demonstration of teaching during hiring interview.

Marketing (B.S. Business)

Types of Courses:  All Marketing (MKT) courses

Relevant Degree(s): Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Years of Professional Experience:  10 years

Type of Experience:  Ten or more years of managerial or executive level professional experience or highly applied professional experience in any marketing field including product/brand management, sales or sales management, market research (qualitative or quantitative), marketing analytics, customer relationship management, retailing, consumer insight development, and new business development.

Demonstration of Teaching Excellence: Examples include review of syllabi, former course evaluation data, demonstration of teaching during hiring interview.