Faculty Senate Leadership Workload Adjustments

Faculty members who serve in leadership positions on Faculty Senate receive an increase of 15% to their Service workload category for the period of their leadership service.  Workload reverts to their pre-Senate allocations at the conclusion of their leadership service.


Prior to implementing this change to Service, unit leaders must formally request an increase to Service above 10%, approved by the Dean.  The offsetting workload reduction will be taken either from their research, Extension, or teaching area, depending upon the type of faculty member, as outlined below. 


Tenure-track Faculty: reduction will be applied to research.

Extension Faculty: reduction will be applied to Extension.

Career Track Professor of Practice: reduction will be applied to teaching and the college will provide backfill funding to the unit for the lost course.


This policy applies only to the following Faculty Senate leadership positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Chair of the Undergraduate Council (UGC)
  • Chair of the Graduate Council (GC)
  • Chair of the University Wide General Education Council (UWGEC)
  • SPBAC Co-Chair



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Date Policy Created

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Date Policy Revised (If Applicable)

Thursday, February 4, 2021