4.95 Faculty Workload Policy Approved April 12, 2017; Revised August 30, 2017 Policy: The Department of Communication’s “normal” T/TT faculty appointment is a 40-40-20 load (40% research; 40% teaching; 20% service). 40% teaching = four courses per year (2/2 teaching load). Faculty may have reduced teaching loads for administrative duties (e.g., the department chair may have a 1/1 teaching load with redistribution of load devoted to administrative functions). Faculty may reduce teaching loads for other activities (e.g., funded research leave, teaching “buy out” with external grant funding, course reduction for first-year faculty, course reduction for successful third-year review, etc.). Tenured faculty who consistently fall below our minimum expectation for research activity will have a redistribution of their “normal” workload, resulting in a 3/3 teaching load (60% teaching; 20% research; 20% service). The Chair will use the following guidelines to re-distribute faculty workload: Faculty are expected to generate roughly 5 publications or publication equivalent activities as defined by Department Policy 3.7 over a 5-year period. Emphasis will be placed on peer-reviewed articles. Quality indicators can enhance the value of a single publication. A faculty member who falls below these expectations will have their workload redistributed by the Chair. This redistribution will result in the faculty member being reassigned to a 3-3 teaching load for the following year. Once a member of the faculty has been re-assigned to a 3/3 teaching load, a faculty member may return to a “normal” 2/2 teaching load (and 40/40/20 distribution) if the faculty member returns to a level of research productivity consistent with expectations outlined above. Faculty who are re-assigned additional teaching can also be assigned administrative activity that may reduce their overall teaching load. Any faculty member who takes a leave of absence as provided by the university for family/medical reasons will have a year associated with their leave exempted from evaluation. The Department of Communication’s “normal” NTT faculty appointment is an 80-20 load (80% teaching; 20% service). 80% teaching = 8 courses per year (4/4 teaching load).