In May, 2002, the Committee on Academic Programs and the Committee on Faculty Affairs issued a joint report on “Faculty and Student Work at TCNJ.” The report, with its recommendation of a 4/4 course load for students and a 3/3 teaching load, necessarily raises questions about specific ways in which its recommendations can be realized.
In order to move from recommendation to implementation, the Committee on Faculty Affairs is charged by the Steering Committee with the task of delineating specific means for implementing the 3-3 workload for faculty and addressing any other issues in the report related to faculty work. Among the practical issues that need to be addressed are: an appropriate weighting system for courses that assures equity in load across schools and instructional formats; a system for allocating reassigned time; and a set of expectations and procedures regarding faculty teaching, scholarship, advising, and service. The Committee’s work should include, but need not be limited to, identification of additional issues stemming from the recommendations of the joint CAP/CFA report; collection and analysis of necessary information; and provision of strategies for dealing with the issues and concerns that have been identified. The Committee should work collaboratively with the Schools which are in the process of analyzing workload issues from their particular perspectives.
A preliminary report by the Committee on Faculty Affairs should be submitted
by the end of Fall semester, 2002. CFA will then lead discussion of this
report and issue final recommendations by March 1, 2003.