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2.C.17 Academic Quality of Continuing Education and Special Learning
Workforce Training & Community Education
The academic quality of WFT/CE courses and programs is of paramount importance to the
division. Program graduates are ambassadors of the program and reflect either positively or
negatively on the institution as a whole. All faculty meet Idaho State Board of Education and
Idaho Professional-Technical Education adjunct faculty teaching guidelines. These guidelines
require faculty to possess both a baccalaureate degree and three-years of work experience; or
eight years of successful, continuous work experience in the field in which they are teaching;
and, any applicable industry licensure requirements for specialized programs such as
environmental safety and health, fall protection, OSHA, confined space, and respirator training.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program instructors are required to
possess State of Idaho Elementary and/or Secondary teaching requirements. All credit-based
programs conducted through the Division are approved by the College’s Instructional Advisory
Committee (IAC), Idaho Professional-Technical Education, and the Idaho State Board of
Education.
Academic faculty is reviewed by students on a program-by-program basis in the Professional
Truck Driver Training program and each semester in the Radiation Safety program. The WFT/CE
Division Manager is also responsible for conducting an annual faculty evaluation and in
ensuring that faculty understands their roles and responsibilities. This is accomplished in a
variety ways including communication at Division meetings, and by assigning new instructors to
be mentored by an experienced faculty member. Faculty are committed to providing additional
assistance to students either through their own established office hours, arranging cohort
groups for students in need of remediation, and by referral to the Tutoring Center, Center for
New Directions, or to the EITC Disability Resource and Service Coordinator.
Faculty members are directly involved in the planning of their continuing education curriculum
and special learning activities. For almost all non-credit classes, adjunct faculty create the
course they teach and are required to keep course materials up-to-date and in compliance with
industry requirements when applicable. Faculty in apprenticeship, fire service training,
customer service, Professional Truck Driving, and Radiation Safety are all directly involved in the
planning and evaluation of the institution’s continuing education and special learning activities
such as the STEM-based Summer Camp program.
Adult Basic Education
The academic quality of ABE courses and programs is vital to the ABE Division. Although ABE
classes are non-credit, the Division has adopted seven quality instruction standards. They
include the following:
Instructors work with State approved curriculum standards
Instructors use effective methods to enhance learning experiences for adult students
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