HR Policies

Wharton County Junior College Board of Trustees engaged the Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (TASB) to create a new localized policy manual. This localized policy manual is divided into legal policies and local policies. Legal policies cite current legal requirements on a specific topic and are reviewed by the Board of Trustees but not adopted. Local policies outline local board mandates regarding governance issues and are formally adopted by the Board.  Administration has worked with the TASB legal staff to convert our existing policies (Regulations) to the TASB format. On July 21, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the new policy structure and policies.  Effective August 1, 2020, Wharton County Junior College changed from the current Regulations to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) policy manual.  

TASB personnel will update and maintain the college’s Board Policy Manual  online through a link on the college’s website. Conversion to the TASB policy structure affords the College an effective means to maintain currency with all legal requirements.  

The Human Resources Policies are located on the main web page by going to About Us/Policy Manual. Under the Browse Sections, all the policies pertaining to Human Resources are listed under D. Personnel.  If you have any questions regarding any of these policies, please email  

  • WCJC Faculty Credentialing Guidelines

WCJC employs competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, WCJC gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline. WCJC also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. For all cases, WCJC is responsible for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its faculty.

When WCJC defines faculty qualifications using faculty credentials, WCJC uses the following as credential guidelines:

  1. Faculty teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree: doctorate or master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
  2. Faculty teaching associate degree courses not designed for transfer to the baccalaureate degree: bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline, or associate's degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.
  3. Faculty teaching courses in a certificate program not designed for transfer to the baccalaureate degree shall be certified in the teaching discipline and demonstrate competence in the discipline. 
  • WCJC Employment Criminal Background Check Guideline 

WCJC Employment Criminal Background Check Guideline

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