Unique and emerging programs of study in professional, occupational, and technical areas may require employment of individuals to serve as faculty who have not completed degrees or courses in their field of expertise. In these exceptional cases, provisions may be made for faculty members to obtain college credit.
Employment may be approved with the understanding that reasonable progress by the individual will be made towards completing a specified degree or certification. Previous work experience and/or qualifications will be documented. With the approval of the appropriate instructional administrator, the instructor may be awarded college credit for a course after teaching the course for four semesters.