Faculty Senate Guidelines for Faculty and IAS Workload:

  • Full-time faculty members engaged in undergraduate instruction, without special class or extra-class responsibilities, typically teach no more than 12 contact hours of group instruction per week (Faculty Senate Policies, Section VIII.B).
  • Full-time faculty members engaged solely  in graduate instruction, without special class or extra-class responsibilities, typically teach no more than 9 contact hours of group instruction per week. (Faculty Senate Policies, Section VIII.B)
  • The total workload for a full-time equivalency for instructional academic staff shall not exceed 15/16 contact hours (e.g., 12 contact hour teaching load plus up to 3 contact hours of additional workload equivalency).  (Faculty Senate Policies, Section X.B)

UWL Overload Payment Policy for Faculty and IAS(Faculty Senate reviewed/approved on November 12, 2015)This policy was developed in conjunction with Administration and Finance and Sponsored Research & Grants in line with UW System Policy.

UWL Workload Credit Policy - Teacher Candidate Supervision in Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs(approved March 2017 by Provost & Deans):This policy applies to all faculty and staff contributing to undergraduate teacher education programs, and was developed by the SoE Transition Team Task Force in response to a charge from  Interim Provost Betsy Morgan to "Establish a workload “formula” for pre-student teaching and student teaching responsibilities that can be used across all SoE". It was shared for feedback and revised based on comments from SoEL team, SOE membership, Chairs,  an expanded committee of faculty (including the Faculty Senate Chair) and  SoE, CLS, and SAH Deans. 

        Policy vetting process:

  • Approved by 2015-16 Transition Team 4-0-0, 1/25/2016.
  • Shared at Deans Council on 1/26/2016.
  • Shared at SoEL team 2/8/2016
  • DEADLINE for Chair & SOE membership feedback to the Transition Team (with cc: to Dean) by 2/19/2016.
  • Revisions by Transition Team 4/19/2016
  • Provost edits 6/28/2016
  • Revisions by Transition Team: approved 4-0-0 on 10/3/2016
  • Shared with Expanded TT Consultants 11/2016
  • Shared with SOE membership on 11/4/2016
  • Revisions by Transition Team: approved 4-0-0 on 1/11/2017
  • Shared with SOE membership on 2/1/2017
  • Shared with Expanded TT Consultants 3/7/2017
  • Final approval Provost 3/24/2017