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Workload Credit for Shared Responsibility Courses

Workload Credit for Shared Responsibility Courses

Authority: 
Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management
Date enacted or revised: 
Enacted April 28, 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide instruction on how workload credit hours will be divided amongst faculty when more than one faculty member is assigned to teach a course.
 
Procedures

Workload credit hours for courses taught by more than one faculty member will be divided proportionately according to each instructor’s percent of responsibility for teaching the course.  For example, two faculty members assigned to one course with a 3 hour workload responsibility will each receive 1.5 hours of workload credit if they each share 50% of the responsibility for teaching the course.  Departments should not request that workload credit hours be increased on a shared course due an instructional load reduction resulting from shared responsibility.  When scheduling a shared responsibility course in Banner, departments must enter each faculty member’s percent of responsibility for teaching the course.  Doing this will allow the correct workload credit to display on faculty workload reports.

Communication

Department heads should discuss academic duties with each full-time and part-time faculty member at the beginning of each academic year and when course schedules are being prepared.  Faculty should be informed of changes in responsibilities for that year, in teaching, research, or other creative or artistic activity, service and special duties, and  as soon as changes are known.