COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERSONNEL POLICIES
Guidelines for Formation of Community College Personnel Policies
(1) Each community college Board of Education shall establish a personnel policy statement, including a policy on instructor selection and development that must include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(a) Definitions of the main terms used in the policy;
(b) Institutional standards for instructor qualifications (standards for teachers of lower division collegiate courses must include a masters degree in a subject area closely related to that in which the instructor will be teaching; however in subject areas in which individuals have demonstrated their competencies and served in professional fields and in cases in which documentation to support the individual's proficiency and high level of competency can be assembled, the master's degree requirement may be waived at the discretion of the college president);
(c) Position descriptions;
(d) Procedures for instructor approval, including period of instructor approval;
(e) Procedures for providing individual, written notice of reasonable assurance of continued employment to all employees who are to perform services in the same or a similar capacity during a subsequent academic year or term or in the period immediately following a recess period. Such notice shall be given by May 30 of each year for employees employed as of that date and as of the date of hire for employees employed subsequent to May 30. Pursuant to ORS 341.547, faculty members on annual or indefinite tenure, classified staff members on regular status and management service employees are considered to have been given notice for the purposes of this section;
(f) A statement regarding academic freedom and responsibility;
(g) Procedures for staff development for full-time and part-time instructors;
(h) Procedures for staff evaluation;
(i) Grievance and appeals procedures;
(j) Affirmative action and nondiscrimination practices;
(k) College organization; and
(l) Methods of policy development and review.
(2) Personnel policies adopted by community college boards shall be filed with the Commissioner within one year following establishment of the community college district. Thereafter, each college shall file annually, between December 1 and January 1, either any policy revisions made or a statement that policies currently on file are being continued. In the event the governing board of the community college fails to enact the personnel policies as required by subsection (1) of this rule, the Commissioner may withhold the next scheduled Community College Support Fund payment until such personnel policies are enacted and submitted to the Department.
(3) Each community college board shall develop a policy outlining the procedure for faculty selection. The policy shall include procedures by which the college will maintain records documenting the faculty member's credentials, professional development activities and other information supporting the faculty member's instructional assignment. In no case shall the standards for faculty selection fall below those set forth in the most recent Accreditation Handbook published by the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
(4) Each community college board shall develop policies for professional development for full and part-time instructors consistent with the standards as required by the most recent Accreditation Handbook published by the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051 & ORS 341.015
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.015 & ORS 341.547
Hist.: 1EB 131, f. 5-19-72, ef. 6-1-72; 1EB 135, f. 7-11-72, ef. 8-1-72; 1EB 153, f. 7-20-73, ef. 8-1-73; 1EB 167, f. 2-20-74, ef. 3-11-74; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-043-0005, 581-043-0010, 581-043-0015, 581-043-0020, 581-043-0025, 581-043-0030, 581-043-0035, 581-043-0100, 581-043-0105 & 581-043-0110; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0700; DCCWD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03
Use of Community College Instructors in High Schools
(1) A school district may contract with a community college accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or a community college contracting for delivery of instructional and curriculum services with an accredited community college for instruction at a high school site by a faculty member who does not hold a current Teacher Standards and Practices Commission license if the following conditions are met:
(a) The faculty member is employed by a community college accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or the faculty member is employed by a community college under contract with an accredited community college for delivery of instructional and curriculum services.
(b) The faculty member's teaching qualifications are verified by formal preparation and/or work experience, including:
(A) Evidence of academic and/or professional technical training sufficient to demonstrate competency in the subject-matter area;
(B) Successful postsecondary teaching experience in the discipline and/or program area; or
(C) Resume of work experience sufficient to demonstrate competency in the discipline and/or program.
(c) The faculty member meets current board-adopted personnel policies of both the school district and community college.
(d) The faculty member presents evidence of good moral character, mental and physical health, and such other evidence as the school district board may deem necessary to establish the applicant's fitness to serve as a teacher;
(e) The person has not been convicted of any crime listed in ORS 342.143;
(f) The school district does not have appropriately licensed personnel available for the specific teaching assignment without misassignment and was not able to identify and attain such staff after conducting a reasonably diligent search; and
(g) The assignment includes no more than two high school units of credit or equivalent per year.
(2) A school district shall not contract for unlicensed staff under ORS 342.173(1) during school closures, strikes and summer sessions.
(3) Governing boards of the school district and community college shall annually review each contract to ensure that the requisites of this rule have been met:
(a) Contracts approved by both boards shall be forwarded to the State Board of Education for annual review and approval. Such contracts may be submitted to the State Board for approval after a teacher has been assigned to teach. However, the State Board reserves the right to find any contract in violation of current statutes or administrative rules notwithstanding the teacher's starting date;
(b) The State Board shall report to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission violations of these rules that could result in forfeiture of State School Funds as stated in ORS 342.173 and OARs 584-050-0060, 584-050-0065 and 584-050-0067.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051; ORS 341.015; ORS 342.173
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.535; ORS 342.173
Hist.: EB 25-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-87; EB 28-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-88; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-043-0256; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0750; DCCWD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03
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