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Undergraduate and Graduate Advising

The Chair may, in consultation with the FAC and with the concurrence of the Dean, assign workload equivalencies for undergraduate and graduate advising.  The department’s normal expectations and specifications for such workload equivalencies are given below in Table 2. Additional load equivalence may be given in rare circumstances for undergraduate and graduate advising that is clearly above and beyond normal expectations.

Table 2. Workload Equivalents for Undergraduate and Graduate Advising       

Title / Name of Assignment

Load Equivalent

Frequency

Brief Description of Duties

Lead Undergraduate Advisor

1-3

Semester

Coordinate activities of Undergraduate Advisors, act as an Undergraduate Advisor

Undergraduate Advisor

1-2

Semester

Advise current and prospective undergraduate students on academic matters

Master’s Thesis  & Doctoral Dissertation Advising

1-4

2 = norm

Semester

Supervise students registering for CS 69199 Thesis I and/or CS 89199 Dissertation I., or active students on CS 69299 Thesis II and/or CS 89299 Dissertation II.  1 load hour for minimal supervision 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.

Table 3. Workload Equivalents for Additional Course Support and Development

Title / Name of Assignment

Load Equivalent

Frequency

Brief Description of Duties

Course Coordinator

1-2

Semester

Coordinate activities of multiple lecture instructors and lab instructors, supervise development and updates to laboratory materials

First Year Experience Instructor

1

Semester

Teach university’s First Year Experience course

CS 33192 Internship in Computer Science Instructor

1

Semester

1 load hour

CS 60094 College Teaching of Computer Science Instructor

1

Semester

1 load hour

CS 69191 Masters Seminar / CS 89191 Doctoral Seminar

Instructor

1

Semester

Total of 1 load hour for teaching both courses

Team-Taught Course, Taught by N Instructors

Course Load Hours / N

Semester

1/N of course load hours for each instructor; 1 additional load hour possible for “primary” course instructor

Individual Study / Research

1/8 Load Hour per Student