FQAS Requirements

FQAS Requirements:

All faculty actively engage in professional development under the framework of FQAS throughout their teaching career, reflecting the continuous quality improvement culture at MATC. Completion of the FQAS cycle is a requirement of employment for all faculty.

New Hire Requirements:

New Hire Requirements
New Hire: Verification of credentials and onboarding

All new faculty members are required to submit official academic transcripts, licenses, certificates, and verification of employment as identified by each academic department through the credentialing process. Requirements vary in relation to the particular academic discipline and can even be specific to a course.

All new faculty members receive comprehensive onboarding at MATC so they feel engaged in the college community, knowledgeable about their role and the institution, and proud of the valuable work they do at MATC. Faculty are invited by Human Resources to take part in the New Faculty Orientation held before each Fall and Spring semester. New faculty orientation requirements are also posted in SumTotal.

Probationary Requirements:

Probationary Requirements
The Probationary period provides faculty the opportunity to develop WTCS defined competencies through training, coaching, observation, and evaluation. A one-page summary of the FQAS Probationary requirements is available.

Probationary faculty work with a Faculty Development Coach throughout their probationary period. The process involves regular meetings with the coach, setting up goals, and a classroom observation with the purpose of coaching and mentoring. Coaches continue working with faculty in developing and updating Teaching Action Plans (TAP) that identify opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Faculty Evaluation of Professional Development completes the FQAS cycle. 

Full-time faculty complete the probationary program within three years of hire. Part-time faculty complete within five years of their first teaching assignment, whether they teach consecutive semesters or not.

Post-Probationary Requirements:

Post-Probationary Requirements
The Post-Probationary period provides faculty the opportunity to gain and maintain mastery of MATC Standards of Teaching Excellence through peer-to-peer mentoring and evaluation of professional development.  one-page summary of the FQAS Post-Probationary requirements is available, which includes links to many commonly used forms, such as: PARCE, VOE, Verification of Professional Development Activity, etc.

Post-Probationary faculty continue to demonstrate mastery of MATC Standards of Teaching Excellence through sixty hours of professional development activities; 40 of these hours need to relate to Teaching Excellence and/or Student Success, and 20 of these hours need to apply to Currency in the discipline in which faculty are certified to teach. These categories can be defined as:

  • Teaching Excellence: activities related to pedagogy
  • Student Success: activities related to student services, experiences, and student life
  • Currency: activities that specifically apply to the discipline and are unique to the area of expertise

In addition to the above, post-probationary faculty are also required to complete the Teaching Action Plan and Peer Coaching process each cycle. Full-time Post-Probationary faculty have a two-year FQAS cycle; Part-time Post-Probationary faculty have a four-year FQAS cycle.


New Hire



Before the first semester 3 years for FT faculty
5 years for PT faculty
2 years for FT faculty
4 years for PT faculty
  1. Recruitment
  2. Verification of credentials
  3. Onboarding
  4. New Faculty Orientation
  1. Development of WTCS FQAS Competencies through courses (ZERD 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 197). Beginning 8/2022 courses are: ZERD 100, 101, 102,108,197.

  2. Classroom Observation and Coaching
  3. One Teaching Action Plan
  4. Evaluation
  1. Mastery of MATC Standards for Teaching Excellence through 60 hours of self-selected activities (20 hours in Currency, 40 hours in Student Success/Teaching Excellence)
  2. Peer Coaching
  3. Teaching Action Plan (one per cycle for PT and one per year for FT faculty)