2.9 Faculty Credentials
UAB employs competent faculty members qualified to accomplish its missions and goals. When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, UAB gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline in accord with Credential Guidelines published by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). UAB also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experience in the field, professional licensure and certification, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies or achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
The current Credential Guidelines published by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools include the following:
This section is taken largely from SACS “Principles of Accreditation,” Comprehensive Standards. See the World Wide Web site http://www.sacs.org for the latest Credential Guidelines.