Academic Affairs


The Director of Academic Affairs in the Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Division provides the Alabama Community College System with leadership and technical assistance in all aspects of academic affairs, including:   

  • Academic course and curriculum development
  • Accreditation
  • Articulation with Alabama’s 4-year colleges and universities
  • Developmental education
  • Distance education
  • Faculty credentials
  • Instructional program review and improvement
  • Professional development for faculty and instructional administrators
  • State Board policies and procedures

Trish Jones
Special Assistant to the Chancellor

Barbara Anne Spears
Executive Director, Academic & Student Affairs

Documents and Resources 

Curriculum Resources

Degree and Certificate Requirements (As of 2014-2015)

Faculty Credentials Resources

Board Policy 605.02 (Faculty Credentials)

Guidelines for Board Policy 605.02 (Faculty Credentials)

Faculty Credentials Charts (By Rank)

Faculty Credentials Charts (By Group)

SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines

Diploma Mills – Information from the US Department of Education

Diploma Mills – Information from the Federal Trade Commission

List of Accrediting Agencies Recognized by the US Department of Education

Five Strategies to Inspire Learning