February 27, 2020, 10:45am - 12:15pm, Amherst Room
Many faculty members report feeling that workload in their department is unfairly distributed; women and faculty of color may be asked to carry out more than their share of work. This session provides clear, evidence-based practices to create better, fairer workloads for faculty through changing the “choice architecture” for the division of labor in departments. For example, dashboards with transparent displays of work activity data ensure that faculty understand performance expectations, and department Chairs and Heads are not making assignments in the dark. Systems such as rotation of time-intensive roles, performance benchmarks by rank, or differentiated workload can help departments create fairer workload for all faculty.
Part 2 will focus on organizational policies and practices that can be adopted to proactively design toward more equitable workloads and reward systems.