Coastal Bend College, an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is committed to the Principles of Accreditation. Section 3.7.1 of the Principles address faculty credentials as follows: "The institution employs competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, an institution gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline in accordance with the guidelines listed below. The institution also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. For all cases, the institution is responsible for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its faculty. For Credential Guidelines, please see the Faculty Credential Guidelines and Standards
The rosters available via the links on the navigation panel record faculty credentials as prescribed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. These rosters substantiate individual faculty qualifications and the information published.