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Differential Workload


The Department of Health and Human Performance

 

HHP Policy and Procedure Statement: 2.02                                                  Differential Workload

Revised: November 21, 2008                                                                                      (6 paragraphs)

Review Cycle: December 1, every 3 years

Review Date: December 1, 2011

Reviewer: The HPER Voting Faculty

 

Purpose and Corresponding Policies

1.          The purpose of this policy statement is to broadly define workload plans available to the faculty within the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP).

2.         The Department of HHP criteria and procedures for assigning faculty workloads is based on the University PPS 7.05.

 

Faculty Workload Assignments

3.         During the Spring semester, as part of the annual faculty evaluation, each faculty member will be assigned to one of the following workloads:

3.01          Plan A

3.01.1    This plan provides a 3:2 or 3:3 workload to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members who have consistently met expectations in scholarly activity in accordance with HHP PPS 3.02.

3.01.2    Faculty members qualify for a 3:3 workload if they have consistently met expectations or exceeded expectations for scholarship as outlined in HHP PPS 3.02, paragraph 40. To meet expectations, for instance, faculty must participate in at least two of the following scholarly activities that include but are not limited to:

·         Manuscripts accepted with revisions;

·         Unsuccessful submission of external grant proposals ;

·         Successful internal grant proposals;

·         Juried and invited presentations at state/regional/national/ international levels;

·         Development of tests, instruments, and/or other ancillary materials;

·         Development of software and/or multimedia products;

·         Development of internet products;

·         Technical reports published;

·         Abstracts in proceedings of professional presentations published; and

·         Book reviews published.

3.01.3    Faculty approved for a 3:3 workload will normally teach three sections each long semester resulting in 9 workload credits assigned for teaching and 3 workload credits for research.

3.01.4    As faculty funds become available, faculty members may qualify for a 3:2 workload  if they have consistently met or exceeded expectations for scholarship as outlined in PPS 3.02, paragraph 40. To meet expectations, for instance, faculty must participate in at least three of the scholarly activities listed above (3.01.2), or produce at least one of the following scholarly products:

·         Articles published/in-press in high quality peer-reviewed publications;

·         Successful external grant proposals that support research;

·         Refereed books published;

·         Refereed edited books published;

·         Editor of edited books (chapters written by range of authors) published;

·         Refereed/invited book chapters published;

·         Refereed monographs published; and

·         Refereed, full-manuscript articles published in proceedings of professional presentations at national/state/regional meetings.

3.01.5    Faculty approved for a 3:2 workload will normally teach the following during the 2 long semesters: (i) One semester of 9 credits for teaching and 3 credits for research; and (ii) One semester of 6 credits for teaching and 6 credits for research.

3.01.6    The Annual Activity Report completed using the Faculty Annual Review System (FARS) and current curriculum vitae will be used to identify whether a tenured or tenure-track faculty member has an active research agenda and qualifies for this plan. During the annual activity review cycle, faculty may be asked to provide the Department Chair with evidence of their recent scholarly activity/products. The Department Chair, in consultation with the Program Coordinators and the Personnel Committee (PC), will confirm whether the applicant meets the criteria provided in the HPER PPS 3.02, paragraph 40.

3.01.7    Faculty who do not meet these criteria will move to Plan B.

3.02          Plan B

3.02.1    This plan provides a 4:4 workload for full-time tenured faculty members who do not qualify for Plan A in accordance with HHP PPS 3.02.

3.02.2    Faculty members qualify for a 4:4 workload if they are not active in scholarship, but must sustain their professional qualifications by participating in at least one of the following Professional Development activities supporting maintenance and/or enhancement of academic qualifications:

3.02.2.1          Attendance to a state, regional, and/or national conference; and

3.02.2.2          Attendance to a Departmental, COE, or University workshop.

3.02.3    Faculty approved for a 4:4 workload will normally teach four sections per long semester resulting in 12 workload credits assigned for teaching.

3.02.4    In addition, the Department Chair, in consultation with the PC, will assist in developing a plan to help the faculty member successfully pursue an active scholarly agenda. Once the developmental plan for scholarly activities has been implemented, the faculty member will be evaluated during the following annual evaluation cycle. If the Chair, in consultation with the PC, determines that the goals of the developmental plan have been achieved, then the faculty member will be considered for movement to Plan A.

3.02.5    Faculty member(s) in this plan are not eligible for regular graduate faculty status.

3.03          Plan C

3.03.1    This plan is for lecturers, senior lecturers, and clinical faculty who have at least a master’s degree in a field or discipline related to the teaching responsibilities.

3.03.2    These faculty must sustain their professional qualifications by continued participation in appropriate development activities that enable the maintenance of intellectual capital in accordance with HPER PPS 3.02 paragraph 40. For instance, senior lecturers must participate in at least one of the following Professional Development activities supporting maintenance and/or enhancement of academic qualifications:

3.03.2.1          Attendance to a state, regional, and/or national conference; and

3.03.2.2          Attendance to a Departmental, COE, or University workshop.

3.03.3    Full-time faculty approved for this plan will normally teach four sections (or equivalent) per long semester resulting in 12 workload credits assigned for teaching.

3.03.4    Part-time faculty approved for this plan will normally teach a minimum of two sections (or equivalent) per long semester resulting in 6 workload credits assigned for teaching.

3.03.5    The Annual Activity Report submitted to the FARS and current curriculum vitae will be used to identify whether a faculty member has an active professional development agenda and qualifies for this plan.   

Other Considerations

4.         Any workload reduction must take into consideration matching the needs of the department/program, the College, and the University with the individual’s professional goals.

5.         Decisions about course reductions are made at the discretion of the Chair in consultation with the affected faculty, subject to approval by PC and the Dean of the COE.

6.         Course reductions may be requested by a faculty member for one, or a combination, of the following workload credit generating activities:

6.01       External grants submitted and funded;

6.02       Major administrative activities;

6.03       Teaching of larger theater sections (101 or more students);

6.04       Chairing four completed theses over a three-year period;

6.05       Significant university-related committee work;

6.06       Engaging in prominent professional responsibilities at the state, regional, and/or national level;

6.07       Other activities recognized in University PPS 7.05. 

Certification Statement

This HHP PPS has been approved by the reviewers listed below and represents The

Department of Health and Human Performance policy and procedure from the date of the document until superseded.

 

Voting Faculty Representative:  ____________________                                  Date:  __________

 

Approve:  ___________________________________                                       Date:  __________

                  Chair of the HHP Department