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Workload Equivalents for Research and Advising

Tenure-track Kent Campus faculty active in research or creative writing also normally will be given equivalents for appropriate scholarly or creative productivity according to the schedule in Table 2.  The review period for research productivity is 5 years.  Scholarship points follow guidelines for research for Graduate Faculty Status, referenced in Section 4.  Tenured faculty who receive these equivalencies will be reviewed annually by the Chair by means of the faculty member’s Annual Workload Summary Report.  Equivalencies above the hours indicated in Tables 2 and 3 below are subject to approval by the Chair and the Dean.

Table 2. Research Productivity Workload Equivalents

Productivity over 5-Year Review Period

Performance Rating

WLE in Hours/AY

5 publication points (PP) or 4 PP+2 equivalence points (EP)

Excellent

6

4 PP or 3 PP + 2 EP

Very Good

4

2 PP + 1 EP

Good

2

1PP + 1 EP

Poor

0

Table 3. Advising Productivity Workload Equivalents

Course equivalencies are determined by the average points earned over the prior 3 year period according to the following scale.  Points are tallied from annual productivity reports submitted by each faculty member and checked against departmental records.

 

An average of 4 pts. /year earns a 1-course (3 CH) equivalency (I.E., at least 12 points total for 3 years).

Advising Activity

Points

Program Chair

2

Dissertation Defense Committee Member, including Outside Discipline Member; earned once defense is completed

1/student

MA/ /MA TESL Thesis Defense Committee Member; earned once defense is completed

.5/student

MFA Thesis Committee Member; earned once defense is completed

1 /student

TESL Portfolio Assessed

.5/student

Dissertation Prospectus Oral Advisor or Co-Advisor; earned once prospectus is approved

1/student

Doctoral Exam Evaluated

1/student

MA Exam Assessed

.5/student

Placement Committee Chair

3

Job Placement Committee Member

1

Writing Portfolio Directed; earned once Portfolio is completed

1 /student

Honors Thesis Directed; earned once thesis is defended

1.5/student

Honors Research Project Directed; earned once Project is completed

.5/student

Individual Investigation; earned upon completion of II

Up to 1 (a 3-hour Ind. Invest. earns 1 point)

Undergraduate Research Assistant Supervision; earned upon completion of research

.5