Teaching Assignments

Assignment of faculty to structured courses is made by the Director and Associate Director, taking into account the recommendation of the sequence coordinator and the expertise of the individual faculty member. After formulation of a tentative teaching schedule, the Directors shall make available to all faculty members a copy of this schedule and invite comments and recommendations for alterations, additions, etc. The final decision, however, is the Director’s.

  1. Tenure-Track Faculty

    The University Policy Register 6-18 requires all regular, full-time tenure-track faculty to teach 24 credit hours per academic year, or the equivalent. Faculty members can teach fewer hours of undergraduate courses if they are engaged in teaching graduate courses, conducting research, creating seminars, or advising individual investigations, student research, theses, and dissertations.

    For each term of the regular academic year, the Director shall provide each tenure-track faculty member with a statement of his/her workload, including the number of credit/workload hours to be devoted to instructional assignments and the number of hours to be devoted to other responsibilities. Normally, this statement should be provided no later than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the academic semester preceding the semester for which the workload is assigned. See the Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement (TT CBA), Article IX, Section 2 (C).

    The TT CBA, Article IX, Section 2 (D) requires tenured and probationary faculty to submit a workload summary report to the director by the end of the spring semester. This report should include a brief summary of the previous year’s “efforts, accomplishments, scholarly contributions, ongoing professional activities, service and interests during that academic year.” Along with this information, faculty members should provide the course syllabi for each course taught, and a link to their curriculum vitae.

    If faculty members want to receive an equivalency for research (typically 3 credit hours) or for some other reason explained below, they must also specify the research and creative activity they plan to do in the coming year, the number of theses/projects they plan to direct and other specifics regarding their reasons for asking for a load equivalency.

  2. Full Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (FTNTT)

    The workload for FTNTT faculty is explained in Article IX of the FTNTT Collective Bargaining Agreement (FTNTT CBA). All full time non-tenure track faculty are assigned a workload of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester, thirty (30) credit hours for the academic year, or the equivalent.

    For each semester of the regular academic year, each FTNTT faculty member shall receive a statement of his/her specific workload assignment at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the semester. This statement shall include the number of credit hours assigned to classroom instruction and/or the number of credit hours assigned to other duties consistent with the FTNTT faculty member’s track. See the FTNTT CBA Article IX, Section 1 (E).

    A FTNTT faculty member seeking a load equivalency for research or some other reason explained below should submit a request to the director by the end of the spring semester of the previous year. The request should include specifics about research or creative activity planned, leadership in professional organizations, and other reasons for the request.