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The content of this page applies to UEA employees on the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.
Course assignments and Member teaching schedules, responsive to student and institutional needs and consistent with Member expertise and needs, shall continue to be developed primarily at the department/program level in consultation with affected faculty; however, actual assignments are the responsibility of the Principal Administrator.
A Member shall not be assigned to teach in subject areas in which s/he does not possess adequate professional training or expertise.
Department and other program heads shall serve at the discretion of the Employer and shall perform such administrative duties as shall be assigned to them. In return for such duties, heads of units with fewer than ten full time equivalent ("FTE") faculty positions shall have their normal annual instructional loads reduced by no less than one-fourth and those with ten or more FTE faculty positions shall have their normal annual instructional loads reduced by no less than two-fifths. Greater percentages of reduced load may be stipulated by written agreement between the head and the Principal Administrator.
Each Member shall post a reasonable number of office hours per week at a time convenient for students and shall be available during such hours for the purposes of consultation with students.
Each Member shall devote an adequate amount of time to course and class preparation, to the evaluation of student performance, to student advisement, and to other similar instructional activities.
In the absence of compelling reasons to the contrary, the number of advisees in any department/program shall be assigned to Members proportionally.
Each Member on a regular appointment shall devote a reasonable amount of time to disciplined inquiry, scholarly activity, or creative activity as appropriate to the promotion and tenure guidelines for h/her appointment. This effort shall be related to h/her area of professional training or expertise.
Each Member shall devote a reasonable amount of time to professional service to the institution, the academic discipline and the community.