The College of Arts and Letters adheres to the University’s workload policy as described below, directly from the policy library.
Faculty workloads are based on an expectation of 30 equated hours per year. All full-time faculty in the college are expected to participate in normal departmental, college, and university service activities which generally equate to 3 hours per semester (6 hours per year). Thus:
- Instructors generally teach the equivalent of 24 credit hours per year;
- Tenure-eligible and tenured faculty who are designated as “research active” teach the equivalent of 18 credit hours per year;
- Tenured faculty who are not research active are expected to teach the equivalent of 24 credits per year.
Because the departments vary so widely in the types of courses taught and in how teaching loads are calculated, each department has determined a definition of “research active” consistent with the disciplinary and departmental expectations.