Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules | Chemistry Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules

Faculty members are assigned to teach specific courses by the Chair.  The primary considerations for course assignments are prior teaching experience, subject expertise, and shared responsibility among the faculty for service and introductory courses.  Questions regarding teaching assignments should be addressed to the Chair.  In the case of a dispute or request for reassignment, the Faculty member may request review by the FAC which will make a recommendation to the Chair.

Scheduling of classes is the responsibility of the Assistant Chair with approval of the Chair.  The primary consideration for scheduling classes is student need with regard to meeting program or major requirements within a reasonable time frame.  In addition, the scheduling of some classes may be determined by the need to serve nontraditional students.

All Faculty members shall provide the Assistant Chair with updated productivity data at the end of each academic year.  Faculty workload statements, including administrative assignments and research productivity credits, for the Fall semester shall normally be distributed at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the term; a tentative Spring workload statement shall be included with the Fall workload statement.  An updated Spring workload statement shall be issued to Faculty members only in the event of changes to the teaching assignments.