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Scholarly Activity

The Chair may, in consultation with the FAC and with the concurrence of the Dean, assign workload equivalencies for scholarly activity, in particular publications and grant activity.  The department’s normal expectations and specifications for such workload equivalencies are given below in Table 4. Additional load equivalence may be given in rare circumstances for scholarly activity that is clearly above and beyond normal expectations.

Table 4. Workload Equivalents for Scholarly Activity

Title / Name of Assignment

Load Equivalent

Frequency

Brief Description of Duties

Publishing

1-4

2 = norm

Semester

1 load hour for minimal publishing1 in the past 2 years; 2 load hours for being within departmental norms; 3 load hours for exceeding departmental norms; 4 load hours in exceptional cases

Grant Activity

1-3

1 = norm

Semester

1 load hour for grant activity2 within departmental norms in the past 2 years; 2 load hours for exceeding departmental norms; 3 load hours in exceptional cases

Professional Service

1-3

1 = norm

Semester

1 load hour for professional service3 within departmental norms in the past 2 years; 2 load hours for exceeding departmental norms; 3 load hours in exceptional cases

1Publications include journal articles, conference / symposium / workshop papers, books, book chapters, monographs, technical reports, posters, etc. as defined for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (See, Section VI of this Handbook).

2Grant activity refers to submitting grant proposals or receiving grants as defined for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (See, Section VI of this Handbook).

3Professional service includes serving on formal grant review panels, journal editorial boards, or conference program committees; reviewing grant proposals, articles, papers, or other publications; chairing or serving on conference organizing / steering committees; and chairing or serving on committees / boards / councils of professional societies or government agencies as defined for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (See, Section VI of this Handbook).