2:046 Faculty Workload
|Austin Peay State
It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to ensure quality instruction and allows for the equitable assignment of teaching duties.
This policy sets the guidelines for the assignment of faculty work load.
The standard workload for all faculty at Austin Peay State University is 15 work load credits per semester with exceptions in certain programs. For tenure track and tenured faculty approximately three (3) work load credits typically are assigned for creative and scholarly activity, academic advisement, and committee and service responsibilities.
The agreed-upon faculty workload will typically set limits on the expected activities of an individual faculty member. The semester workload credit should be calculated as follows:
Consideration for reassigned time will be given for up to ten (10) percent of the assignable time of a college (exclusive of departmental chairs), during any semester. Assignment to these activities for teaching load credit must be approved by the Provost for the semester during which the teaching load credit is to be assigned. Appropriate forms must be filed with the Academic Affairs Office. Faculty with reassigned time are not eligible for overload compensation beyond 1 WLC per semester.
Faculty members are not guaranteed teaching opportunities during the summer. The maximum summer teaching assignment is 10.5 WLC for compensation purposes. Upon approval of the chair and consent of the faculty member, assignments in excess of 10.5 may be made but will not increase summer teaching compensation.
ADJUSTMENTS TO WORKLOAD CREDIT
For classes with low enrollment the chair will appropriately prorate the WLC downward. The Provost will provide a procedural definition of low enrolled classes.
For classes taught using an academic coach model or other instructional assistance for the instructor of record, the chair will appropriately adjust the WLC downward. The Provost will provide procedural guidance on the level of adjustment.
Exceptions to these guidelines must be approved in advance by the Provost.
APSU Policy 2:046 (previously 5:015) – Rev.: March 8, 2017
APSU Policy 2:046 – Rev.: October 21, 2011
APSU Policy 2:046 – Issued: April 1, 2011
President: signature on file