Department Chair Guide


BTPS Instructor Resources includes information related to divisional processes and policies such as instructor substitutions and internal purchasing requests. Contact division staff for questions or assistance.


Educational Procedures (EPs)

Educational Procedures at PPSC outline approved guidelines and rules for a variety of Academic processes. Requirements outlined in the various Educational Procedures serve as regulations and procedural guides. Educational Procedures (EPs) are reviewed and updated periodically at the direction of the Vice President of Instruction.

Updated EPs and drafts are located in the Educational Procedures Directory

Educational Procedures Directory

Common and Editable Educational Procedure Documents:

EP 150-A: Department Chair Release Calculation (Draft)EP 150-B: Department Chair Self Assessment EP 171-E: Online Course Development/Redesign Application EP 190-D: Faculty Evaluation Plan EP 190: Faculty Evaluation Appeal Process EP 190 Supplement 1-A: Evaluation of Teaching EP 195-A: Evaluation of Adjunct Instructor EP 200-A: New Program Evaluation EP 200-B: Program Discontinuance Assessment EP 200-D Program Review Draft Report

Separate from mandated Educational Procedures, other college departments maintain relevant forms and processes related to instructional Faculty and Staff.

2023 Compensation Handbook

Disclosure of Outside Employment

Department  Chair Reference Handbook

Career and Technical Education (CTE) - Notice of Non-Discrimination

All instructional syllabi at PPSC must meet institutional standards for accuracy and content. Standard information includes such items as:

  • Course Identifying Information
  • Course Description
  • Instructor Information
  • Course Policies

The PPSC Syllabi Review Checklist outlines all instructional requirements for PPSC syllabi.

PPSC Instruction Syllabus Checklist (Microsoft Word Document)

Instructional Services maintains detailed job descriptions and responsibilities for critical members of the PPSC administrative team. Faculty, Department Chairs, and Adjunct Instructors can review essential job requirements in Job descriptions are periodically reviewed and edited for both clarity and updating of essential job duties.

PPSC Faculty Minimum Qualifications

Part-Time Instructor

Regular and Limited Faculty

Department Chair

Associate Dean

Instructional Division Dean

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Instructional Services Webpage

See the Instructional Services webpage for college-wide instructional policies and procedures.

Instructional Services Webpage

Faculty Resource Guide

PPSC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) works to maintain up-to-date and relevant resources and guides for instructors. General information and condensed critical resources can be found in the CETL SharePoint under the Faculty and Instructor Information Resource Guide.