2.03 Instructional Quality
To ensure the college has the necessary processes in place to provide accessible, high quality learning opportunities.
The college shall strive to ensure the quality of its educational offerings through high standards for rigor and instruction. The college shall provide the resources and support necessary to ensure the desired quality of delivery, evaluation, and improvement of its educational offerings.
To ensure the quality of credit courses and program structure, each will be presented to and approved by the college curriculum committee prior to the first offering.
All sections of an approved course offered by the college, regardless of mode of delivery, length of term or location of the offering will be identical in description, objectives, titles and credit hours. The courses will be equivalent in content and assessment across all sections. Course delivery may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Curricular changes of a course may occur with curriculum committee approval. Such changes should be informed from input of advisory committee recommendations, data from assessment of student learning, data from program reviews, and/or accreditation, industry, or State of Missouri standards.
The college will provide the resources necessary to support effective teaching (technologies, equipment, supplies, etc.)
All faculty assigned to teach a course are required to have the appropriate academic credentials and are required to successfully complete any appropriate training.
Instructors will be evaluated comprehensively across modalities. Instructor performance evaluation should occur on a regularly scheduled basis as determined by academic deans and in accordance with employee policy and guidelines.
Professional development related to effective teaching, instructional design, and pedagogy are made available to faculty.
Course Delivery is the method in which faculty and students interact and transmit information in an educational setting.
This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
F. Related Policies
Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 01/13/2020.
Purpose, procedures, responsibilities, and definitions approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 12/12/2019. Revised on 5/5/20. Set for review in fiscal year 2023 – 2024