Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules

  1. All faculty members are assigned to teach specific courses by the Dean, after consultation with the applicable Academic Program Area Coordinators/Directors. The primary considerations for course assignments are prior teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and shared responsibility among the faculty for service and introductory courses. Questions regarding teaching assignments should be addressed first to the applicable Academic Program Coordinator/Director and, if unresolved, to the Dean. In the case of a dispute or request for special reconsideration the faculty member may request review by the CAC, as described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement
  2. Scheduling of classes is the responsibility of the Dean, in consultation with the Academic Program Area Coordinators/Directors and the Graduate Coordinator. 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.
  3. In the determination of teaching loads and schedules, the faculty member’s Academic Program Area needs will take priority, although every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of other programs.
  4. Faculty members may teach only those courses for which they are approved. The Coordinator/Director of the Academic Program Area in which courses are offered is responsible for approving faculty members to teach in that Program Area. The Coordinators/Directors of the Academic Program Areas will inform the Dean’s office of all such approvals.
  5. Summer Workload Assignments
    1. Summer assignments for tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) and full-time non-tenure track faculty (FTNTT Faculty) assignments are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.