Interpretation of Standard I.Y

Standard I.Y The academic unit may employ noncore faculty(e.g., adjunct, affiliate, clinical) who support the mission, goals, and curriculum of the program and meet the following requirements:

3.  Identify with the counseling profession through memberships in professional organizations, appropriate certifications, and/or licenses pertinent to the profession.

The Board agreed that this standard (I.Y.3) should not apply to an affiliate faculty member from another discipline.  In other words, a full time faculty member in another department would be exempt from meeting I.Y.3, but a part-time or adjunct working in the counseling program would need to meet it.  Furthermore, programs should be providing a rationale for going outside the department to have courses taught and documenting that the affiliate faculty have appropriate credentials and qualifications within their own discipline.