Instructional Role and Responsibility of the Faculty:

Each Faculty member is expected to contribute to the Department, Campus, College and the University according to the terms and conditions of his/her letter of appointment.  Some Faculty members make their primary contribution in teaching while others emphasize research.  High quality teaching and scholarly activity are expected of all tenured and tenure-track Faculty members, although the extent and/or type of activity may vary with the terms of each Faculty member’s assignment and campus location.  Faculty involved in research and the graduate program are expected to present evidence of their endeavors as witnessed by publication, proposals submitted for extramural funding, and dissemination of research in various venues appropriate to the discipline.  Activity in professional organizations and the training of graduate students is also expected.  Full-time non-tenure-track faculty are expected to stay current in their fields of discipline and are encouraged to participate in teaching and research projects that have an impact on their primary role of teaching.  

Service to the Campus in the form of informal student advising and participation in scheduling is expected of all tenured and tenure track Faculty, as well as of NTT faculty members, though given their higher teaching demands, additional service is not required of NTT faculty members.  That said, additional service is encouraged and recognized as a part of the professional responsibilities of each tenured and tenure-track Faculty member, although contributions in this area can be expected to vary widely due to the nature of the various disciplines represented on the Campus.  Special or outstanding service above and beyond that which is typical may be considered during the review of a Faculty member, but service alone will not reduce the expectations of quality teaching and scholarly activity.