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Research Productivity Calculation and Workload Equivalence

Each 1 c.h. of research productivity workload equivalency shall be earned with 20 research productivity credits.  Research productivity credits are earned by:

Five times (5x) the number of peer-reviewed research or review articles published in the past three years.  Bonus credit may be awarded for publications of exceptional quality.

Five times (5x) the number of external grant proposals submitted in the past three years.  Proposals submitted to the annual “Research Incentive” (or the equivalent) competition conducted by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and funded by an allocation from the Ohio Board of Regents are specifically excluded from earning productivity credits.

Grant income (in dollars, and pro-rated for the Faculty member’s contribution) in the past three years divided by 5000.  Research productivity credits are not earned from grants from which workload equivalents are concurrently shown as cost share. 

The Department Chair shall allocate research productivity workload by, first determining the total coursework to be offered (considering such things as University and professional requirements and the maximization of Departmental income), and adjusting the teaching assignments of the Faculty to cover the courses to be taught.  If teaching assignments require adjustment of teaching loads upward from the target loads arrived at by application of the research productivity equivalencies, the increase shall be distributed across the Faculty so that the final loads retain the rank ordering of the target loads across the Department as closely as possible.