Headline: False Allegations Concerning Faculty Credentials At CBC
Coastal Bend College (CBC) is aware that an anonymous individual (or group) has circulated information to CBC’s educational partners and media outlets alleging that CBC is allowing faculty to teach courses, including dual enrollment courses, without the proper credentials for doing so.
“The allegation that Coastal Bend College is allowing instructors to teach courses for which they lack proper credentials is entirely false,” said Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, President of CBC. “The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges affirmed CBC’s accreditation in 2014, which includes an affirmation that CBC’s faculty members have the proper credentials for teaching courses to which they are assigned, and this accreditation does not expire until 2024.”
Dr. Espinoza also stated, “That we have a rigorous teaching credentials review process for faculty teaching all CBC courses, including those teaching dual credit, to date we have concluded that CBC’s faculty members are presently credentialed to instruct courses to which he or she is assigned.”
Dr. Espinoza is notifying CBC’s educational partners, including school districts, that dual enrollment and early college partners are being taught by instructors with proper credentials. “I greatly value CBC’s ongoing educational partnerships with school districts, and I am working to assure our school district partners that the allegation challenging the credentials of CBC’s faculty members is wholly without merit. I will continue to work diligently to ensure that CBC’s faculty members maintain proper credentials to teach their assigned course loads.”