Role and Responsibility of the Faculty

Research, Teaching, Service: Each faculty member is expected to contribute to the Program, Campus, College and the University according to the terms and condition of his/her letter of appointment.

Scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members.  Faculty are expected to present evidence of their endeavors as witnessed by publication, proposals submitted for extramural funding, and dissemination of research in various venues as appropriate to the discipline. Activity in professional organizations and the training of graduate students is also expected.

All of the Program faculty members are expected to be full or associate members of the graduate faculty, and all are expected to be involved in significant research activity, serve on graduate student committees, and direct graduate student research.  Supervision and direction of undergraduate research projects and theses may also be part of the teaching function for some faculty members.

Service to the University is a responsibility of each faculty member.  Program, Campus, College, and University committee or task force membership is expected as a normal part of a faculty member’s contributions.  Special or outstanding service above and beyond that which is typical may be considered during the review of a faculty member, but service alone will not reduce the expectations of quality teaching and scholarly activity.  Public service is encouraged and recognized as a part of the professional responsibilities of each faculty member, although contributions in this area can be expected to vary. A unique aspect of the CPIP is its close affiliation with the LCI.  CPIP faculty are expected to be ‘core members’ of the LCI, and, as part of their regular workload, to contribute 25% of their time as service to the LCI, under the guidance of the LCI Director. This is to allow the LCI to efficiently undertake activities such as preparing large group, equipment and other grants of importance to the LCI, helping to equip and maintain LCI facilities, carrying out targeted research needed by the LCI, preparing educational materials for and offering instruction in the use of LCI facilities, preparing and offering short courses for industry, building electronic information resources for the LCI, interacting with industry, government labs, funding agencies and carrying out a broad range of outreach activities.