3.1.7 Test of Spoken English

A. Purpose

It is the purpose of this document to establish uniform procedures to assure that all instructional personnel possess the State-required oral English proficiency.

B. Persons Affected

This policy shall apply to all "persons who teach a course offered for academic credit, including teaching assistants, instructors, lab assistants, research assistants, lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors (hereafter referred to as faculty)" [Texas Education Code 51.917.a.2].
Exemptions: Persons whose primary language is English are excluded from this requirement.

C. Definitions

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D. Policy and Procedures

The Test of Spoken English will be used as the standard for acceptable proficiency in using English for faculty whose native language is not English.

E. Responsibilities

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F. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 

LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009