XIV. Academic Year Workload for Faculty Members with Tenure-Track and Tenured Appointments
Full-time faculty workload encompasses effort, time, and product in the three Evaluation Areas for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty (as defined in Section V. Criteria for Full- Time Faculty Appointments.) This section seeks to establish expectations of faculty work for the purpose of enabling Department Chairs to allocate teaching and service obligations and helping faculty to balance their responsibilities. If a faculty member’s anticipated workload responsibilities constitute substantially more than the expected workload for a particular Evaluation Area, adjustments may be negotiated with the Department Chair, subject to approval of the School Dean.
As part of teaching and teaching-related activity, full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty members are responsible for teaching 9 credits per semester or 18 per academic year, (dates as defined in the Faculty Manual), or equivalent responsibilities approved by the Department Chair and Dean of the appropriate School, and keeping regular office hours to assist students. Teaching and teaching-related activity constitute approximately 60% of the workload.
Scholarly or creative endeavor should demonstrate a current and relevant research and/or creative agenda that is connected to the faculty member's established disciplinary qualifications and/or expertise, and should constitute approximately 20% of the workload. Expected scholarly and/or creative endeavor responsibilities include engaging in the kinds of activities required to maintain a current and relevant research and/or creative agenda, ones that are connected to the faculty member's established disciplinary qualifications and/or expertise. Examples of creative and/or scholarly endeavor will be specific to individual faculty members' departments, and should be recognized by professional peers.
Tenure-track and tenured faculty are also responsible for service to the college, profession and community, constituting approximately 20% of the workload.All tenure-track and tenured faculty are expected to:
- Attend departmental meetings;
- Serve on department and/or college committees;
- Participate in college events such as:
- Open Houses
- Evaluating faculty members;
- Administrative duties related to the coordination of a department event or college event;
- Administrative duties related to the coordination of academic programs;
- Various departmental leadership roles;
- Faculty Senate participation, and
- Assessment activities
Before the end of each academic year, the Chair and tenure-track or tenured faculty member will meet to discuss the faculty member’s workload responsibilities for the following academic year and document this discussion.
The workload percentages are an approximation that intentionally allow flexibility so that a faculty member, in consultation with the Department Chair, can manage the ebb and flow of teaching, scholarly and creative work, and service activities throughout the year.