Faculty Credentials and Transcripts

SACS standards require universities to retain original transcripts of the highest degree earned for instructors of record for every section of every course on the roster.  Transcripts, and in some cases additional materials, serve as the faculty members' credentials to teach the course to which they are assigned.

The provost's office scans and indexes faculty transcripts and credential documentation.  It now issues monthly reports listing the outstanding faculty transcripts needed for SACS compliance.  Each month the dean's office will forward to departments the section of the report with names from your unit.  

If a faculty member is listed, it means:
  • the Provost's Office has not received an official transcript of highest degree, and 
  • the Dean's office does not have an original on file.  

Please notify these individuals and remind them of the necessity of sending in the official transcript as soon as possible.

After the provost's office scans and indexes the transcripts, the originals are sent to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college retains original faculty transcripts in College Hall.