Office of the Associate Provost

Faculty Qualifications

The University recognizes that qualified faculty members are essential to the quality and integrity of its academic programs and to support the mission and vision of the institution. The University is committed to ensuring its faculty are qualified to teach the curriculum within each academic program. UM Policy AA:001 follows the Faculty Credentials Guidelines provided by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for establishing faculty teaching credentials for the assigned instructor of record. 

UM Faculty Qualifications Policy

UM Faculty Qualifications Guide


Credential Evaluation Services

Transcripts of faculty with degrees from institutions outside the U.S. must be submitted to an international educational consulting agency certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for the purpose of translation and determining equivalency of the degree to that of a degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution of higher education before being used in the credentialing process. Both the original transcript from the institution and the transcript evaluation are included in the faculty member’s personnel file. Suggested agencies: