DigitalMeasures is the software platform for TTU's documentation of faculty credentialing.
The Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) is an integral part of faculty credentialing at Texas Tech. OPA works to ensure that all instructors of record are qualified to teach in their instructional discipline. OPAs efforts, combined with all departments across TTU's campus, confirmed compliance with SACSCOC during the 2015 reaffirmation process. We persist with this endeavor each semester and continuous compliance is a priority of OPA.
DigitalMeasures (DM) allows faculty to track academic and professional activities electronically. Keeping the DM account up-to-date maintains TTU's faculty roster for SACSCOC reporting as well as a faculty member's HB 2504 compliance. DM also allows faculty members and TTU to streamline reporting processes through customized reports such as the Annual Faculty report; Core Faculty Grants, Presentations, and Publications; and the CV report.
Betty Ann Thomas is the administrator of DigitalMeasures at Texas Tech University. She can be reached by phone at (806) 742-1505.
“The institution employs competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, an institution gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline. The institution also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. For all cases, the institution is responsible for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its faculty. (See Commission guidelines “Faculty Credentials.”) (Faculty competence)”
TTU OP 32.36
- The purpose of this Operating Policy/Procedure (OP) is to document the qualifications of faculty, including instructors, teaching assistants, and graduate part-time instructors (GPTIs) to perform instruction at various levels.
- In this OP, the Principles refer to the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 2012 or subsequent current editions of the Principles.
- Selection, development, and retention of competent faculty at all academic levels are of major importance to the educational quality at Texas Tech University.
- All faculty appointments, including instructors, teaching assistants, and GPTIs, and subsequent assignment of duties must be in accordance with the qualifications stated in the Principles and any associated policies or guidelines
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