Guidelines for Employment of Online Faculty

Stanly Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The College does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.

Guidelines for Employment of Online Faculty Rule

  Executive Leadership Team 10-26-2020
  ICORE 10-21-2020

Faculty selected to teach and facilitate online courses will be assessed by the same standards of credentialing and experience as faculty teaching traditional courses. In addition, faculty teaching and facilitating online courses must have unique training and skills to be effective in the online environment. Program heads and deans will ensure that all online faculty possess or will acquire these basic skills:

  1. An understanding of the uniqueness of online learning.
  2. The necessity of frequent and meaningful interaction between faculty and students using non-traditional, technology-based methods.
  3. An understanding of the unique learning styles of online students.
  4. Flexibility and discipline in developing and maintaining non-traditional work hours.

All online faculty, including full-time and part-time, will successfully complete a course of training in appropriate online instructional techniques, the use of SCC’s Learning Management System (LMS), and best practices in online instruction. The course will be developed and facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning with reports of successful completion by faculty given to the program heads and deans.

Individual programs may develop additional guidelines and standards that are specific to their programs, courses, and faculty.



SCC Uniform Procedures for Online Instructors

SACS Distance Education and Principles of Accreditation:

Documenting Compliance Guidelines

Comprehensive Standards 6.2.a


Revision: 03/22/2020