Workload Equivalents

In addition, the Chair may, in consultation with the FAC and with the concurrence of the Dean, assign workload equivalencies for specific duties which are considered essential to the academic mission of the Department.  The Department’s expectations and specifications for such workload equivalencies are given in the table below.  The work load equivalencies listed in Table 1 are the maximum load equivalencies for these assignments; Departmental teaching needs and other extenuating circumstances may result in the award of fewer workload equivalents than specified in the table.  The CBA specifies the compensation for Faculty members who develop or revise courses for Distance Learning format.  If workload equivalency is chosen as compensation, this workload equivalency shall not be less than 3 credit hours of workload equivalents.  Workload equivalencies from grant cost share agreements shall not exceed 50 % of an individual Faculty member’s annual workload.  The minimum lecture teaching load, as defined in II.A.1, for all Faculty members is 5 credit hours per academic year (minimum lecture teaching load is 3 credit hours per academic year for the Assistant Chair, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, CAC representative, or Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator); additional workload equivalents shall not reduce the annual lecture teaching load below this minimum.

Table 1.  Workload Equivalents Table

Title/Name of Assignment

Maximum Load Equivalent

(credit hours)


Brief Description of Duties

Assistant Chair


Academic Year

Responsible for assigning and scheduling teaching activities.  Responsible for lower division course offerings.  Maintains student records and compiles statistical information.


Coordinator of Graduate Studies


Academic Year

Chairs the GSC, represents Department in A&S Graduate Council, responsible for the graduate program, including recruitment of new graduate students, ensuring adequate graduate course offerings, and ensuring student progress.


Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator


Academic Year

Chairs the UGCC, responsible for all undergraduate curriculum matters, represents Department at the College Curriculum Committee.  Processes requests for new undergraduate courses and is responsible for updating the chemistry section of the University Catalog.


CAC representative


Academic Year

Attends all CAC meetings, carefully reviews all tenure and promotion cases at the College, summarizes all viewpoints of Chemistry tenure and promotion cases at the CAC, submits all ballots to the College on time.


Undergraduate Program Advisors



Must be regularly available to meet with students regarding course selection and progress towards degree.


New Course Development

1 - 3


Each new course developed at the request of the Department; 1 c.h. for each c.h. of the course (max = 3 c.h.).  Must be approved in advance by the FAC;  results must be documented in a report.


Major Course Revision

0.5 – 1.5


Each course substantially revised at the request of the Department; 0.5 c.h. for each c.h. of the course (max = 1.5 c.h).  D.L. revisions shall be awarded a minimum of 3 c.h. per CBA.  Must be approved in advance by the FAC; results must be documented in a report.

Laboratory Course Coordinator

1 – 2


Coordinates laboratory syllabi and examinations, organizes T.A. meetings. 1 c.h. if assigned > 4 lab sections; 2 c.h. if assigned > 10 lab sections.

Dual Enrollment Course Advisor



1 c.h. per course section overseen.

Graduate Faculty Duties



Prepare and grade entrance and candidacy exams, attend graduate student seminars.  Must have F3 or F4 graduate status.

Graduate Student Research Direction

1.5 – 3

Academic Year

1.5 c.h. for each graduate student supervised in CHEM 60199, 60299, 60898, 80299, or 80898.  Max. = 3 c.h.

Undergraduate Student Research Direction

0.5 – 2

Academic Year

0.5 c.h. for each undergraduate student supervised per semester in CHEM 40796, 40099 or HONR 10096, 20096, 30096, 40096, or 40099.  Max. = 2 c.h.

Research and Grant Productivity

1 - 16

Academic Year

Calculated and allocated following the algorithm given below in section II.A.4.

Junior Faculty Release


Probationary Period

Workload equivalence may be taken in any distribution, with approval of the Chair, during the probationary period, with a maximum of 12 c.h. in any academic year.