Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents

  1. Normal Workload

    1. All full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members in the College are expected to carry a maximum workload of twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year.  Workload equivalents may be included in a Faculty member’s workload as described in this section. 
    2. All full-time non-tenure track faculty (FTNTT Faculty) members are expected to carry a maximum workload of thirty (30) credit hours per academic year. If an FTNTT Faculty member’s letter of appointment specifies a twelve-month contract, he/she will be assigned a workload of thirty credit hours during the academic year and additional duties required to support the twelve-month contract as specified in his/her annual letter of appointment and/or workload statement, as applicable. Workload equivalents may be included in an FTNTT Faculty member’s workload as described in this section. 
    3. The workload for each full-time CAE faculty member is assigned by the Dean, in consultation with the Academic Program Coordinators/Directors and the CAC. Workload equivalents for assigned administrative duties, research activity, advising, and other assigned duties shall be determined by the Dean, in consultation with the CAC. The Dean shall provide each full-time faculty member with a statement of her/his workload for each term of the academic year and summer session, in accordance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
    4. Each full-time faculty member shall acknowledge receipt of the workload statement by signing the workload statement and returning the signed document to the Dean’s office within five (5) working days. 
    5. In the event that the faculty member disagrees with the workload assignment, he/she will notify the Dean’s office within five (5) working days of receipt, and the faculty member shall schedule a meeting with the Dean, or his/her designee, to attempt to resolve the issue informally.  In the event that the issue is not resolved informally, the faculty member may follow the procedures described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
  2. Workload Equivalents

    1. The expectations and specification for workload equivalents of classroom instructional assignments are described below, and within the table in Appendix D.  
    2. Workload will be assigned to a faculty member for classroom instruction, and, as approved by the Dean, may be assigned for other duties, such as: 

      ⦁    curriculum development
      ⦁    lab management
      ⦁    extensive advising
      ⦁    participating in grant preparation and grant submission
      ⦁    preparing a new course for the first time
      ⦁    preparing a new course for distance learning for the first time 
      ⦁    advising student organizations
      ⦁    administrative assignment
      ⦁    accreditation tasks assigned by a coordinator/director
       
    3. The full-time faculty members of each Academic Program Area may recommend workload equivalents to the applicable Academic Program Area Coordinator/Director. The Dean, in consultation with Academic Program Area Coordinators/Directors and the CAC, must approve and assign all workload equivalents. 
       
  3. Overload

    1. Overload assignments (i.e., workload assignments which total more than twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year for tenured and tenure-track faculty, and which total more than thirty (30) credit hours per academic year for full-time non-tenure-track faculty), are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement and will be approved by the Dean only in unusual circumstances. Assignment to overloads for additional compensation is neither a regular expectation nor an obligation of employment of a faculty member. Overload assignments for tenured and tenure-track faculty and for full-time non-tenured track faculty assignments are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  4. Annual Workload Summary

    1. Each continuing tenured faculty member will prepare and submit an annual workload summary report for the previous academic year. The format, content, and submission of the Annual Workload Summary shall be accordance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. These reports will become an ongoing record of each faculty member's professional activities and provide information related to grant activities, collaborative scholarship and teaching activities.