61-100 QUALIFICATION STANDARDS (POLICY) 1. All permanent or temporary positions shall be supported by written description of the duties to be performed. The job sheet shall include the following: a. Position title; duration and type; b. Rates of pay; c. Designation of the supervisory position; d. Position to be supervised, if any; e. Description of duties; and f. Date and certification of approval by the President. The President, appropriate vice-president, and appropriate program supervisor shall be responsible for establishing written qualification standards for each Oglala Lakota College position or class of positions. In addition to education, experience, health and other qualifications, qualified members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe shall be given preference for appointment. Only when no Oglala Sioux Tribal member or other American Indian applicant meets minimum qualification will others be considered. Preference will also be given to OLC employees who have completed one year of employment. (See 60-002) Instructor Approval Standards: Instructors at Oglala Lakota College should meet the minimum standards of a Masters Degree in the general area being considered. Individuals with less than a Masters degree but a minimum of nine graduate hours and/or teaching experience in that particular field may be approved if they present evidence, through references, excellence in teaching or other work experience that shows potential value for the teaching role. Upgrading in such cases should be encouraged and facilitated as much as possible. Lakota Studies staff should continue in the approval process set forth by the Lakota Studies Council. Occupational staff should meet a minimum of the state standards and should develop plans for professional development. Each written qualification standards shall contain the date and certification of approval by the Board of Trustees and be maintained in a file in the Personnel Office.
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