Compliance Certification Report

3.5.4
At least 25 percent of the discipline course hours in each major at the baccalaureate level are taught by faculty members holding the terminal degree--usually the earned doctorate--in the discipline, or the equivalent of the terminal degree. (Terminal Degrees of Faculty)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
Non-Compliant
Narrative:
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is in compliance with this standard because the members of the faculty who teach courses meet this criterion. Information is found in the Faculty Roster for instructional staff, listing all full-time and part-time faculty teaching credit courses during the current academic term (1a) (1b) (1c) (1d). Faculty teaching baccalaureate courses: Baccalaureate courses are taught in the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences. A summary of the faculty credentials appears in Table 3.5.4.a. All faculty teaching baccalaureate level courses have been judged to have credentials that qualify them to teach designated courses. Almost all baccalaureate courses are taught by faculty with doctorates or masterís degrees in the teaching discipline or masterís degrees with a concentration in the discipline. The other faculty member is determined to be qualified based on the other criteria used by the institution to assure qualified faculty. These criteria include holding doctorates and/or masterís in closely related disciplines, licensure or certification in the teaching discipline, or extensive work experience, and/or other professional accomplishments. Prior to assigning a faculty member to a course, the department or program director/chair reviews credentials. The deans of each school have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that faculty members meet credentials requirements and that proper documentation is maintained. In addition, faculty appointments are reviewed by an appropriate faculty committee within each of the schools for approval.

Table 3.5.4.a. Faculty Numbers, Percents, and Highest Degree Earned

 

 

Highest Degree Earned

School

Primary Faculty Appointment

Number & Percent with Doctoral Degree

Number & Percent with Masters Degree

Number & Percent with Baccalaureate and Other Qualifications (i.e., licensure, experience, graduate hours, etc.)

Nursing

41

28 (68%)

12 (29%)

1 (2%)

Allied Health Sciences

54

33 (61%)

21 (39%)

0 (0%)

Medicine

51

51 (100%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Total

146

112 (77%)

33 (23%)

1 (1%)


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Source
1a
UTMB Faculty Roster, School of Medicine
Hard copy located in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness
1b
UTMB Faculty Roster, School of Nursing
Hard copy located in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness
1c
UTMB Faculty Roster, School of Allied Health Sciences
Hard copy located in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness
1d
UTMB Faculty Roster, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Hard copy located in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness