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Office of the Provost

Overload Policy

 

While exceptions may be approved for extraordinary reasons, generally the following guidelines are followed in approving overloads using E&G budgets:

  1. IHL teaching load is 4 courses per term or the equivalent instruction in the creative arts, et al.

  2. Tenure stream faculty are given an automatic reduction to 3 courses per term or the equivalent instruction in the creative arts, et al., if the faculty member is research active.

  3. Overloads are granted to tenure stream faculty who are teaching greater than 3 courses per term or the equivalent instruction in the creative arts, et al.

  4. Members of the Corps of Instruction reassigned from the standard teaching load for research or service (beyond the 1- course equivalent for tenure stream faculty) do not qualify for overloads as an addition to that research/service reassignment. A standard teaching load must be met before E&G funding can be used to support overloads. A research reassignment is not an entitlement based on discipline or rank. A work product must be produced to justify the reassignment. In the case of research reassignment, the reassignment is only valid if the time is protected for that research to be conducted.

  5. Faculty holding administrative appointments or those under a 12-month contract do not qualify for overload pay unless personal time is taken during course delivery (if during business hours). Typically, the dean and provost should pre- approve administrator overloads in advance.

Overloads are discouraged and should be used only after all other options have been exhausted.

 

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