Policies and Procedures

D0102 Faculty Credentials/Faculty Quality Assurance (FQAS)


Western Technical College employs competent faculty members who are qualified to support the College mission and accomplish the goals of the institution. Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and maintains standards for hiring of faculty based on the Higher Learning Commission's Handbook of Accreditation.

All faculty must meet minimum standards set by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Higher Learning Commission, and the College. Faculty must meet the requirements established through Administrative Code, Chapter TCS 3 (Technical College System- Certification of Personnel) . The Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS) identifies minimum education and occupational experience requirements, as well as ongoing professional development required of each faculty member teaching in the WTCS. Faculty are responsible for meeting the requirements of FQAS, and supervisors have the responsibility of working with faculty to ensure plans are developed and reviewed.


​Revised November 21, 2017
Adopted February 19, 2013