Faculty Credentialing Oversight Committee (FCOC)

The Faculty Credentialing Oversight Committee (FCOC) members are appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

FCOC membership includes representatives from the following areas:

  • Office of Student Affairs (1)
  • Chairs and Directors from Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) (3)
  • Faculty (4)
  • Human Resources, Ex-Officio (1) 

FCOC leadership is provided by committee co-chairs who are designated by the Provost from the three department chair members.  The co-chairs organize meetings and provide evidence of FCOC recommendations regarding faculty credentialing requests on behalf of the committee.

Responsibilities of the FCOC include the following:

  • Review recommendations for credentialing submitted by the supervisors of full-time and part-time faculty.
  • Make recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or his or her designee.
  • Review each request on a case-by-case basis.
  • Become familiar with requirements in the manual for courses under discussion.
  • In cases where additional information is needed, the FCOC will determine which person(s), who are not members of the committee, should be involved in the individual case.
    • Those invited to participate will only provide information requested and will not have any decision-making authority in the review process.
    • One of the co-chairs will coordinate scheduling of the meeting(s).
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality of discussions, credentialing recommendations, requests for information, and actions of the committee at all times.
  • Ensure that all faculty credentials are kept current within the context of requirements in this manual.
  • Review Faculty Credentialing Manual change requests submitted by chairs, directors or deans and provide a recommendation for action to the Provost.
  • Review the Faculty Credentialing Manual as needed and make recommendations for changes, if needed.
  • In credentialing by degree requests, the co-chairs may provide recommendations about the request without convening the entire committee.  These recommendations are based on the credentialing requirements for each field as outlined in this manual.  Portfolio requests always require the entire committee’s review before a recommendation is forwarded to the Provost.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs makes final decisions about any proposed changes to the manual based on the committee’s recommendations.


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