Minimum Teaching and Advising Responsibilities

  1. Normally, workload equivalents will result in a faculty member teaching no fewer than four classes over the course of the academic year, with the exception of the Department Chair and faculty who receive equivalents for internal or University administrative appointments.  (Note: This minimum does not apply to time purchased by grants or when a faculty member is on University research or professional improvement leave.  In such cases, the academic-year minimum teaching load is to be negotiated with the  Chair.)  Faculty on a one-semester leave are expected to teach 9 hours in the remaining semester. Faculty receiving workload equivalencies for research are expected to be active in advising graduate students, through membership on advising, examination, and/or dissertation/thesis committees; mentoring; participation in placement workshops; etc.