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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Today's Message

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Faculty Volunteers: SAS Task Force on Equity in Faculty Teaching Loads

We are seeking faculty volunteers to develop ideas, methodologies, or policies to account for “beyond the classroom” teaching commitments among members of the School of Arts and Sciences. Many faculty members engage in commitments outside of their standard teaching obligations in activities such as rehearsals, field trips, courses by contract, independent studies, and mentoring student projects. We wish to create some guidelines on how to account for these activities as part of faculty workloads. Additionally, we want to consider approaches to equitably account for teaching commitments across SAS that do not fit the traditional three course at 3-credit model. For example, how might we account for time spent in courses with significant studio or lab time, independent study hours, or courses by contract?

Please send an email to one of us indicating your interest in joining this teaching load task force by Friday, November 19 (when the full moon returns!).

Task Force Co-chairs
Candace Masters, Chair and Associate Professor, Art and Design Department
Chris Pennuto, Professor, Biology Department

Submitted by: Christopher M. Pennuto
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