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COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers

This alert addresses an accommodation for all institutions concerned with compliance of Standard 8 – Human Resources, B. Faculty, Criterion 11 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2020 Edition).

Specifically, this criterion requires faculty members in technical fields maintain contact with employers in the technical field through annual visitations and personal contact.

Since implementation of the COVID-19 Federal Emergency which severely restricts travel and personal contact, the Commission – during its regular session in December, 2020 – approved the use of video-conferencing to fulfill the ‘contact’ requirement of this criterion. Therefore, institutions may schedule virtual sessions between faculty and employers to demonstrate compliance with this criterion until the COVID-19 Federal Emergency is terminated.