Wisconsin Administrative Code
Technical College System Board
Chapter TCS 3 - Certification Of Personnel: Requirements And Procedures
Section TCS 3.02 - Definitions

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง TCS 3.02

Current through February 27, 2023

In this chapter:

(1) "Academic instructor" means a person teaching one or more courses in academic subjects such as mathematics, social science, English, communications, and science where the knowledge and skills taught are obtained by the instructor through collegiate preparation.

(2) "Accredited" means official recognition as a public or private educational institution by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. department of education.

(3) "Board" means the Wisconsin technical college system board.

(4) "Currency" means ongoing engagement in assigned occupational or academic area or areas that ensure instructors meet the most recent standards of practice for professions associated with their assigned content areas.

(5) "Director" means the person appointed as the system president by the board under s. 38.04(2), Stats.

(6) "District" means a technical college district established under ch. 38, Stats.

(7) "District board" means the district board in charge of the technical colleges of a district.

(8) "District director" means the person employed by a district board under s. 38.12(3) (a) 1, Stats.

(9) "Employed full-time" means employed by a district as an academic or occupational instructor in a position that qualifies as full-time according to district policy or standards.

(10) "Employed part-time" means employed by a district as an academic or occupational instructor in a position that qualifies as part-time according to district policy or standards.

(11) "Faculty Quality Assurance System" means the system used to ensure compliance under this chapter.

(12) "Higher Learning Commission" means the independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region, thereby granting accredited institutions membership in the commission and in the north central association.

(13) "Occupational instructor" means a person employed by a district to teach one or more courses that are vocational, technical, or apprentice-related in nature and that apply toward a degree.

(14) "Postsecondary degree granting institution" means a public or private educational institution awarding an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree.

(15) "Required occupational experience" means occupational experience that is documented by a district director's or designee's reference check.

(16) "Subject matter expert" means an individual with scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge in a specific subject matter, profession, or field of study exhibited by or obtained through knowledge, skill, experience, training, education, or a combination thereof.

Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; correction in (4), (8), (9) and (22) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 6 and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462..

Amended by, CR14-022: cr. Register June 2015 No. 714, eff.7/1/2015.

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