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


Membership Roster

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of Meeting - May 15, 2018

Minutes of Meeting - October 23, 2018

Minutes of Meeting - November 27, 2018

Minutes of Meeting - December 3, 2018

Minutes of Meeting - February 7, 2019

Minutes of Meeting - February 26, 2019

Minutes of Meeting - April 1, 2019

Draft Revision of Chancellor's Procedure for Policy 605.02: Faculty Credentials

Draft Revision of Chancellor's Procedure for Policy 605.03: Promotion/Progression in Rank

Draft Revision of Policy and Chancellor's Procedure for Policy 608.01: Instructor Load and Hours

Click here to leave feedback on proposed revisions to ACCS policies 605.02 and 605.03 (faculty credentials and promotion/progression in rank).


academic affairs Contacts

Brad Fricks
Director of Academic Affairs

Trish Jones
Special Assistant to the Chancellor

Documents and Resources 


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