Faculty on full-time appointments are expected to serve the University through a mixture of teaching, research, scholarship or creative activity, outreach and professional service, and University service, consistent with the mission of the campus, school or college, and unit in which they are appointed. The obligations of full-time faculty should be based on the optimal use of individual and collective effort to fulfill the mission of the department and campus, regardless of the nature of or source of revenue for those activities.
The responsibilities of full-time faculty increasingly encompass activities beyond the traditional expectations of teaching on campus, pursuing a research program, engaging in public service and serving on committees. The expansion of corporate and continuing education, distance learning, and multi-campus program offerings as core components of the University’s mission, and the growth of commercial ventures, economic development activity, and externally funded research throughout the University, require faculty, departments, and administrators to be flexible and creative in defining faculty responsibilities and allocation of effort in support of the University’s mission. To the extent possible, and in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements, the University should incorporate these activities into the standard workload of faculty. However, faculty may also receive additional compensation for such activities.
The President shall issue Guidelines to implement this policy.