Role and Responsibility of Faculty Members | Kent State University

Role and Responsibility of Faculty Members

Each faculty member is expected to contribute to the University and to the School. Effective teaching is expected of all faculty members.

 

Faculty members must prepare a syllabus for distribution at the beginning of each term for each course they are teaching. A copy of the syllabus also must be placed on file with the School the first day of classes. Graduate teaching by all full-time graduate faculty members with appropriate status may include supervision of culminating experiences, master’s graduate research projects, thesis or dissertation work. Meaningful and highly responsive academic advising and mentoring is also expected. Part-time instructors are not eligible for supervision of such graduate work or student academic advising.

 

Because the School is primarily a graduate unit, research and publication are expected of all tenured/tenure-track faculty members on a systematic and continuing basis. Seeking external financial support for research and other projects is highly encouraged.

 

Exceptional teaching is expected by all non-tenure-track faculty members. In addition, significant curriculum development efforts are expected by all Instructional FTNTT faculty members. Exceptional service efforts are expected by all practitioner FTNTT faculty members.

 

Service on University and School committees and in professional organizations is expected of all full-time faculty members. Contribution to the governance of the School, College, University, and the profession is highly encouraged. Evidence of such contribution includes active participation in committees, engagement in all aspects of the school’s mission, and the advancement of the profession through leadership in professional organizations.

 

Annual Work Load Summary

Each continuing tenured Faculty member is to prepare and submit an annual workload summary report for the previous academic year by the end of each Spring semester. Faculty shall submit the annual workload summary report to the Director. This report is to identify and update the faculty member’s efforts, accomplishments, scholarly contributions, ongoing professional activities, service and interests during that academic year and plans for the next academic year.

 

These reports will become an ongoing record of each Faculty member’s professional activities providing information related to grant activities, collaborative scholarship and teaching activities.

 

The annual workload summary report submitted by the Faculty member, shall be accompanied by an annual updated curriculum vitae (see guidelines in Appendix B), and the course syllabi for each course or section of course taught by the Faculty member during the previous academic year. The chair or faculty member shall add to the report copies of the summaries of course evaluations for each course section taught during the previous academic year. If necessary, the Director may request additional information from the faculty member to clarify summary information and the faculty member shall respond in a timely fashion. The purpose of this report is to document the workload, including utilization of the specified work equivalencies, for that academic year. Any other use of the report requires the consent of the Faculty member.

 

Per the CBA, Article IX, Section 2D, the procedures establishing the annual workload summary are to be included in the handbook of each academic unit.