Faculty Handbook

8. Credit for Experience

Credit for Experience

For the purposes of offering initial rank or determining when faculty shall be eligible for promotion, the following guidelines may be used to determine what credit may be allowed for previous experience:

1) Faculty or prospective faculty may be allowed one year’s credit for each year’s full time teaching experience in the field of specialization, or its equivalent in teaching and academic administrative responsibility at a college or university recognized by an accreditation agency approved by the State of Oklahoma or federal agencies of education, provided that position held one of the ranks listed above.

2) Faculty or prospective faculty may be allowed one year’s credit for each two years’ full time experience in the field of specialization in elementary, secondary, or post-secondary institutions recognized by an accreditation agency approved by the state of Oklahoma or federal agencies of education. Both the number of years of experience and the rank held shall be considered in determining eligibility for promotion.

3) Faculty may be allowed one year’s credit for each three years’ full-time experience in a non-teaching profession related to the field of specialization.