Teaching Load Guidelines

Faculty who are fully engaged in research, as measured by scholarly output, are expected to teach two courses per academic year at either the graduate or undergraduate level.  A department chair may, in consultation with the Dean, reduce the teaching load for an individual but only under unusual circumstances and for a limited time period.

The teaching load may also be reduced for faculty with heavy administrative responsibilities, e.g., deans, department chairs, etc.

Conversely, those faculty with limited research involvement, as defined above, are expected to teach as many as four courses per academic year and/or to assume other duties in the department or school.