Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalencies

All full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty of the School are expected to carry a maximum workload of twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year. Full-time non-tenure track faculty members are expected to carry a maximum workload of thirty (30) credit hours per academic year. (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-18) The workload for each individual faculty member is assigned by the Director with the approval of the Dean. The FAC shall advise the Director on issues related to teaching assignments, class schedules and the appropriate application of workload equivalents. In addition, the Director may, in consultation with the FAC and with the concurrence of the Dean, assign workload equivalencies for specific duties that are considered essential to the academic mission of the School. The Director shall provide each faculty member with a statement of her/his workload.

Workload Equivalencies

Activity       Credit Hr Equitv

Director, Major Production                                                                             3

Artistic Director, Faculty Dance Concert                                                        3

Designer, Major Production                                                                            1-3

Music Director, Major Production                                                                  1-3

Technical Director, per semester                                                                     6-9

Technical Director, Major Production                                                             1-3

Performer, Major Production                                                                          1-3

Vocal or Movement Coach, Major Production                                                1-3

Fight or Dance Choreographer, Major Production                                          1-3

Faculty Director/Coordinator, Student Productions/Projects                           1-3


Dance Division Coordinator                                                                           3-6

Program Coordinator                                                                                      1-3

Graduate Coordinator                                                                                     1-3

Porthouse Artistic Director                                                                             3-6


Extraordinary class size (over 50% above capacity)                                        1-3

Research/Creative Activity                                                                             1-3

Curriculum/Course Development                                                                    1-3

Not all faculty members contribute to the School in the same manner. A faculty member whose primary responsibilities are undergraduate teaching and undergraduate programs may teach and serve in a greater diversity of courses than a faculty member who is also a member of the graduate faculty. 

Most of the School faculty members will be either a full or associate member of the graduate faculty. All faculty members are expected to be involved in significant research and/or creative activity, serve on graduate student committees, and 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 tenured and tenure-track faculty and which total more than thirty (30) credit hours for full-time non-tenure-track faculty) will be made only in unusual circumstances. Such assignments require the agreement of the faculty member, and the approval of the Director and the Dean.