(2) ensure that courses offered for credit at the
institution are taught in the English language and that all faculty members
are proficient in the use of the English language as determined by a satisfactory
grade on the "Test of Spoken English" of the Educational Testing Service
or a similar test approved by the board.
d. This section does not prohibit a faculty member from providing individual assistance during course instruction to a non-English-speaking student in the native language of the student.
f. The cost of such English proficiency course as determined by the coordinating board shall be paid by the faculty member lacking proficiency in English. A faculty member must take the course until deemed proficient in English by his or her supervisor. The cost will be deducted from said faculty member's salary.
3.02 Each written recommendation for the employment of instructional personnel will bear the following endorsement from the appropriate academic dean: " I certify that has been carefully evaluated as to his/her English language proficiency and is qualified to fill this position vacancy."
3.03 During the Fall Semester of 1990, and at least
once annually thereafter, each academic dean will:
b. Require that the appropriate chair take the following
steps in regard to instructional personnel whose English language proficiency
is subject to question:
(2) interview a representative sample of students from each class or laboratory taught or supervised by that individual;
(3) provide the academic dean with a written
assessment of the individual's English language proficiency.
(2) Instructional personnel whose rank is below that of instructor, i.e., lecturer, assistant instructor, laboratory assistant, will take the TSE-A. A score of 220 or higher (Certified) will be required by the university as satisfactory evidence of English Language Proficiency.
(3) Instructional personnel who score below 220 on the TSE, as outlined in paragraphs 3.04 a (1) and (2) above, will be required to participate in a tutorial program until such time as the required score can be attained.
(4) Faculty members from the Division of English
and Foreign Languages and the ESL/Bilingual Program will be asked to review
the English Language deficiencies indicated by the TSE-P or TSE-A scores
and prescribe a tutorial program designed to meet the needs of the individual
in question. The appropriate department chair will be responsible for submitting
the tutorial plan to the academic dean for approval.
(2) answer questions on general topics.
(3) give a 20 minute oral presentation to the committee
as if the faculty member were speaking to a class of students.
(b) If the individual in question does not achieve
at least two ratings of 3 or higher, the faculty member will be required
to participate in a tutorial program. The three faculty members responsible
for the ratings will identify particular weaknesses and prescribe an English
language tutorial program designed to meet the needs of the individual
with the deficiencies. The appropriate department chair will be responsible
for submitting the tutorial plan to the academic dean for approval.
3.06 The academic dean may certify instructional personnel whose primary language is not English as proficient in the English language upon receiving evidence that they have retaken the TSE-A or TSE-P, as appropriate and have received a score of not less than 220. The TSE-A or TSE-P must be retaken not later than six (6) months following the date of the TSE examination that resulted in an unsatisfactory score. A second unsatisfactory score on the TSE may result in an individual's employment status with the university being reviewed.
3.07 The academic dean may certify instructional personnel whose primary language is English as proficient in the English language upon receiving evidence that the individuals in question have met again with a committee of three faculty members and have received a satisfactory English language proficiency rating under the procedure outlined in paragraph 3.04 (b) above. This procedure must occur not later than six (6) months following the date of the first appearance before the faculty committee. A second unsatisfactory rating from the faculty committee may result in an individual's employment status with the university being reviewed.
3.08 Any costs associated with providing English language proficiency instruction as required under the provisions Education Code Section 51.917 will be paid by instructional personnel receiving such instruction as set forth in paragraph 1.01 f V.T.C.A., Education Code Section 51.917 above. Costs associated with taking or retaking the TSE will also be paid by individuals required to take or retake the TSE under the provisions of this policy.
3.09 Refusal by an individual to participate in any
assessment of his/her English language competency, and/or a prescribed
tutorial program, may result in that individual's dismissal from employment
with the university.
Martin J. Anisman, President
Revised March 26, 1990