Standard 15: E. Faculty
Postsecondary institutions that become affiliated with TRACS will employ dedicated and qualified faculty who possess high academic and professional qualities, are spiritually mature, and serve as personal and professional Christian role models.
Specifically, the fundamental contribution of the faculty is to provide effective instruction and advice and to do so in a manner that makes the curriculum vital, with reference to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the institution. The institution employs faculty with academic credentials appropriate to their teaching and research and who support the purpose of the institution in their activities. The institution has a written rationale for the number of faculty and academic support staff it employs. The rationale references the size and levels of its approved educational programs.
A major function of the faculty is to advise the administration and board in the formulation of educational and academic policies involving such matters as curriculum, admissions, academic standards, advising, graduation, student life, and faculty growth and welfare.
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