Statement of Workload Equivalents | School of Communication Studies Handbook | Kent State University

Statement of Workload Equivalents

The following statement is approved for School workload equivalents and may be modified by the Director in consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee.

Tenure-track faculty workload is 12 semester hours of credit or the equivalent per semester, totaling 24 semester hours per year. Teaching load adjustments may be warranted for substantial involvement by a faculty member in any of the following activities: graduate faculty responsibilities, major research projects, thesis/dissertation advising*, and special departmental or university administrative and service obligations that may arise. These course load adjustments may be made by the School Director in consultation with the FAC and the Dean of the College of Communication and Information.

The credit workload hour (CWLH) equivalents for academic responsibilities include:

  • Undergraduate Coordinator: 3 CWLH per semester
  • Graduate Coordinator: 3 CWLH per semester
  • Faculty Scholarship: 1-3 CWLH per semester**
  • Director of Forensics: 1-3 CWLH per semester
  • Basic Course Director: 3 CWLH per semester
  • Undergraduate Advisor and Internship Coordinator: 3 CWLH per semester
  • Associate Director: 3 CWLH per semester

*Workload equivalents for advising of graduate student projects, theses, and/or dissertations may be granted by the Director to faculty whose advising load is excessively heavy. Workload equivalents for advising are up to a maximum of 3 CWLH per semester.

**Workload equivalents for faculty scholarship may be granted by the Director to faculty who maintain an active program of scholarly productivity.

Workload equivalents for additional duties or special assignment are negotiable between the faculty member and School Director, with consultation from the FAC. Workload equivalents are subject to the Dean's approval.