Resolution Supporting the Redefinition of the Faculty Workload and Creating a Taskforce to Plan Implementation

Resolution Number: RF02-203
September, 2002

SUPPORTING REDEFINITION OF THE FACULTY WORKLOAD

AND CREATING A TASKFORCE TO PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

#RF02-203

WHEREAS    Some departments and programs at San

Francisco State University have an expected teaching load for tenured and

tenure-track faculty members of twelve weighted teaching units per semester and

other departments and programs have an expected teaching load of nine units or

less; now therefore be it

RESOLVED    by

the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University that it shall be a goal

of San Francisco State University to move, as expeditiously as possible, to

reconfigure the normative faculty workload so that the usual teaching load for

tenured and tenure-track teaching faculty shall be approximately sixty percent

of the total workload (15 Weighted Teaching Units) each semester with a corresponding

increase in the faculty workload in areas other than classroom instruction,

including research, scholarly activity, creative work, professional

development, and service; and be it further

RESOLVED   by the Academic Senate SFSU that a taskforce,

including representatives of the Academic Senate SFSU, the California Faculty

Association, and the SFSU administration (in the model of the successful system-wide

ACR 73 taskforce), be appointed jointly by the Chair of the Academic Senate

SFSU and by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and charged with

·

Determining a normative teaching load within a normative

overall workload for all faculty members, including variations for particular

disciplines or circumstances,

·

Developing an implementation plan for reconfiguring the

normative faculty workload for those departments and faculty members that wish

to do so, and

·

Reporting its recommendations to the Academic Senate and the

Vice- President for Academic Affairs no later than the final senate meeting in

May 2003.

***UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVED by the Academic Senate at its meeting on December 3rd,

2002***