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Additional Responsibilities of Full-Time Faculty

Document Number: FacHR--104 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/18/2012

General Description

Information about additional responsibilities of full-time faculty relative to HR policy.


Delineation of HR policy.



Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Human Resources
VP for Academic Affairs

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general


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Policy Provisions

Additional Responsibilities of Full-Time Faculty

1. To report and be responsible to the appropriate School Dean or Program Director.

2. To teach the normal undergraduate teaching load of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) hours per semester.  Some faculty with administrative/additional responsibilities may teach a reduced load.  Graduate faculty shall teach discipline appropriate loads.  With approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, full-time faculty may teach a reduced load, but with a full-time equivalent combination of teaching, research, scholarship, or service.

3. To teach classes assigned by the School Dean/Program Director at the times and places designated.  Classes may be assigned during the day, evening, and on or off campus.

4. To prepare and develop course syllabi and course materials which reflect sound and current scholarship in the teaching area and which are consistent with both University curriculum and policy.

5. To assess their courses and programs of study for continual academic quality enhancement.

6. To attend meetings of the Faculty and School meetings, Faculty orientations, and other mandatory meetings regardless of contractual boundaries.

7. To serve on and accept responsibilities for University committees and for various project assignments.

8. To provide consistently excellent academic advising to one’s students and advisees by providing accurate academic information, by officially contacting each advisee at least twice during each semester, by learning about each student’s interest and concerns, and by guiding students to appropriate services and activities.

9. To engage in professional enrichment activities such as participating in campus workshops, attending guest lectures, joining professional organizations, or conducting research or other scholarly endeavor.

10. To contribute to the university community and the community beyond campus through volunteer service, civic organizations, attendance of area events, or participation in activities that encourage interaction between university personnel and the community and/or education of the community.

11. To participate in University sponsored events, to encourage interaction and exhibit support of students, faculty and/or staff members.

12. To participate in convocations and graduations, in student recruitment, in registration, and in special advising periods (including summer orientations as requested).

13. To submit to the Office of the Registrar, School Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and/or other appropriate administrators each course syllabus, final examinations or final assessment activity, and attendance and grade reports and deficiencies as requested.

14. To participate in all faculty evaluation activities including the completion of an Annual Activity Report, to confer with the appropriate School Dean and/or Administrator and the submission of other evaluation materials as requested.

15. To meet each class session at the assigned place for the full period of time, beginning and ending at the scheduled times.

16. To be professional in all associations with other faculty, staff, and students, to demonstrate teaching excellence, to meet at least the minimum goals as outlined by the School Dean, and to practice respectful, courteous behavior at all times.

17. To report all personal and professional absences to the School Dean on the official absence form, this is forwarded to the Office of Human Resources.

18. To post and maintain at least ten (10) office hours (scheduled during mornings and afternoons throughout the week), on the office door and to send one copy to the School Dean, who will forward a copy to the Office of Academic Affairs.

19. To exhibit a professional attitude regarding the university and one’s position, to comply with administrative decisions, and to express concerns or criticism in a professional manner to the appropriate administrator, avoiding inappropriate expression in the presence or hearing of students. Note the appropriate administrator could change based on the issue.  Though under most circumstances the chain of command should be followed.

20. To perform other tasks as assigned by the School Dean and/or other appropriate administrator(s).



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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Job Termination
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Academic Affairs Support Staff

VP for Academic Affairs

Director of Human Resources

VP for Academic Affairs

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