Not all faculty members contribute to the School in the same manner. Most of the School TT faculty members will be either a full or associate member of the graduate faculty. All TT faculty members are expected to be involved in research and/or creative activity. Graduate faculty members are expected to serve on graduate student committees and to direct graduate student research.
In the interest of maintaining a high standard of teaching and the desirability of faculty involvement in research and service activities, overload assignments are strongly discouraged. Overload assignments (i.e. workload assignments which total more than twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year for TT faculty and which total more than thirty (30) credit hours for NTT faculty) will be made only in exceptional circumstances.
Such assignments require the agreement of the faculty member, and the approval of the director and the dean. (See Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement Article IX, Section 5 and Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement Article VIII, Section 1.)