Comprehensive Standards 3.5.4
At least 25 percent of the discipline
course hours in each major at the baccalaureate level are taught by faculty
members holding the terminal degree-usually the earned doctorate-in the
discipline, or the equivalent of the terminal degree. (Terminal degrees of
For the 2010-2011 academic year, at least 25% of the discipline course hours (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011) in each major at the baccalaureate level were taught by faculty members holding the terminal degree or its equivalent.
In Nursing, doctorally-prepared faculty members act as lead faculty. Clinical courses have a 1 to 8 ratio of faculty/students necessitating the employment of master clinicians to provide high quality instruction in healthcare facilities. These master clinicians meet the South Carolina Board of Nursing regulations as faculty. Nursing data includes student credit hours taught or supervised by faculty with a terminal degree.
Engineering Technology Management
For the Engineering Technology Management program, 84 student credit hours out of 273 (31 percent) were taught by terminally qualified faculty.