16.0 II-1.02-UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON FACULTY ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
 
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents, February 27, 1991)
 
 
   1.  Each institution shall establish procedures whereby the
       academic credentials of persons recommended for initial
       appointment to its tenure tract and tenured faculty may be
       verified.  The normal minimum degree requirement for each
       rank is set forth in the System Policy on Appointment Rank
       and Tenure for Faculty (II - 1.00).
 
   2.  A curriculum vitae, certified by the prospective faculty
       member, shall accompany each recommendation for initial
       appointment to the faculty.
 
   3.  Verification of a degree may be established by submission of
       an official transcript or official certification of award of
       the degree from the institution that awarded the highest
       degree claimed by the faculty member.
 
   4.  Since appointment to tenured status requires evidence of
       demonstrated proficiency and excellence in teaching,
       research or creative activity, and professional service to
       an academic institution or to the discipline, letters of
       recommendation from recognized experts that attest to these
       qualifications may, in these cases, be substituted for
       official transcripts or certificates of award of degrees.