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Minimum Degree Requirements for Adjuncts, Staff and Managers Who Teach

Section:300
Section Title:Academic Affairs
Policy Number:300-BB
Policy Name:Minimum Degree Requirements for Adjuncts, Staff and Managers Who Teach
Approval Authority:Academic Affairs
College Policy Executive:Chief Planning Officer
Responsible Executive:Provost/VPAA
Responsible Unit:Office of the Provost/VPAA
Date Adopted:July 7, 1976
Date Revised:October 2011, January 2006, November 2008, September 2012, December 2012, 2016

Policy

To teach undergraduate and graduate courses offered by an academic unit, adjuncts, staff, and managers must meet minimum degree requirements [or minimum academic qualifications].

Reason for Policy

 

To establish minimum degree requirements for adjuncts, unclassified staff and managers who teach.

To Whom Does the Policy Apply

Ramapo College adjuncts, staff, and managers who teach courses.

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Contacts

Office of the Provost/VPAA
201-684-7529

 

Procedure

Minimum Degree Requirements for Adjuncts, Staff and Managers who Teach

PROCEDURE

 

To teach undergraduate and graduate courses offered by an academic unit, adjuncts, staff, and managers must meet minimum academic qualifications.

 

Undergraduate Courses–minimum academic qualifications consist of a Master’s degree or appropriate post-baccalaureate degree in a relevant field.

 

Graduate courses— minimum academic qualifications consist of a Master’s degree and three (3) years of experience in a relevant field or a terminal degree in a relevant field.

Conveners will review the qualifications of applicants for adjunct positions and recommend to their respective deans those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications outlined above.

Deans will review the applicants’ qualifications to ensure that all adjuncts meet those standards.

If a convener believes that an applicant meets alternative qualifications, such as a baccalaureate degree with experience in a relevant field, the convener will petition the dean for an exception.

After reviewing the applicant’s qualifications, the dean will make a recommendation to the Provost. The Provost makes the final decision for hire.

Unit secretaries will process degree verifications in accordance with Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance guidelines and forward the verifications to the Office of Employee Relations.