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2:046 Faculty Workload

 

Austin Peay State
University
Faculty Workload


POLICIES
Issued:  March 8, 2017

Responsible Official:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible Office:  Academic Affairs
 

 


Policy Statement


It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to ensure quality instruction and allows for the equitable assignment of teaching duties.


Purpose


This policy sets the guidelines for the assignment of faculty work load.


Contents


Procedures
-General Statement
-Workload Calculations and Overloads
-Reassigned Time
-Summer Teaching
-Instructional Workload Guidelines for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty 
-Exceptions
-Appendix A and B

Links
-APSU Policy 1:025
-APSU Policy 2:063
-APSU Policy 2:051
-APSU Policy 2:052


Procedures


General Statement

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. 

Workload Calculation
and Overloads

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:

  1. Calculate the Work Load Credit (WLC) per this policy. This number represents the teaching load credit sub-total of the workload credit. Round any subtotals to the nearest integer or integer plus one half. Calculations beyond this precision reflect a precision that is not generally realistic.
  2. Add any WLC associated with reassigned time.
  3. For tenure track and tenured faculty, upon the approval of the department chair and the dean, the standard three (3) work load credits typically assigned for creative and scholarly activity, academic advisement, and committee and service responsibilities can be adjusted in the range 3-6 in order to provide a full 15 WLC assignment. 
  4. Once the workload credit for creative and scholarly activity, academic advisement, and committee and service responsibilities is added and the total exceeds 15 WLC, then the number should be rounded down to the nearest integer or integer plus one half.
  5. In rare instances, a faculty member may be asked to assume an additional course or responsibility above the workload agreed upon by the Dean, chair, and faculty member.  In such cases the faculty member will be compensated with overload pay or given equivalent release (i.e. smoothing).
  6. See Appendix 1 for sample calculations. 

Reassigned Time

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.

Summer Teaching

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. 

Instructional Workload
Guidelines for Full-time
and Adjunct Faculty

Instructional Workload Guidelines for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Chart

Exceptions

Exceptions to these guidelines must be approved in advance by the Provost.

Appendix A and B

Appendix A: WLC of Performance Courses in Department of Music
Appendix B: How to round WLC to nearest integer plus one half


Links


APSU Policy 1:025

https://www.apsu.edu/policy/policy-academic-tenure-1025

APSU Policy 2:063

https://www.apsu.edu/policy/policy-academic-promotion-2063

APSU Policy 2:051

https://www.apsu.edu/policy/faculty-appointments-2051

APSU Policy 2:052

https://www.apsu.edu/policy/academic-freedom-and-responsibility-2052


Revision Dates


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


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President: signature on file