Missouri State University

College Workload Policies

During the implementation of the faculty compensation plan, one problem became very apparent: while the compensation plan assumed a system of fair assignments for each classification of faculty (tenure track, tenured, and nontenure eligible), not every unit had such a process in place. Some colleges were in good shape on this issue, but many departments did not have a fair, rational, explicit and transparent policy for distributing faculty assignments.

College Workload Policies should be a university-wide discussion as well as a department one; accordingly, President Nietzel has appointed a university task force chaired by Dr. Libby Rozell to examine the matter. In the interim, each department and/or program has been asked to ensure that a fair, rational, explicit and transparent faculty assignment plan is in place by the time 2008 assignments are finalized. Deans were asked to submit these written plans to the provost’s office for review; they appear below.

College of Arts and Letters

College of Business

College of Education

College of Humanities and Public Affairs

College of Health and Human Services

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Library