Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules | School of Theatre and Dance Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules

The School Director assigns faculty members to teach courses. The primary considerations for course assignments are prior teaching experience, subject expertise, and shared responsibility among the faculty for service and introductory courses. Questions regarding teaching assignments should be addressed to the Director. In the case of a dispute or request for reassignment the faculty member may request review by the FAC which will make a recommendation to the Director.

Scheduling of classes is the responsibility of the Director. The primary consideration for scheduling classes is student need with regard to meeting program or major requirements within a reasonable time frame. In addition, the scheduling of some classes may be determined by the need to serve nontraditional students.

  1. Summer Teaching Assignments

    The Director welcomes requests for summer teaching assignments from all full-time faculty members. Summer teaching cannot be guaranteed to any faculty member and most summer teaching assignments are for a partial load. The size, content, and staffing of summer courses are dictated by budgetary constraints and curricular needs. Within these requirements, faculty members are offered summer teaching assignments within their area of expertise on a rotation system. Faculty members may elect not to accept a summer assignment.