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360 Institutional Priorities for Staffing

Each department/unit will provide the instructional staff:

  1. Essential to the required courses of the General Education Program (DLE and Cognitive Skills) and the required courses of the programs in the department or unit.
  2. Important to existing programs of high demand.
  3. Important to programs and instructional opportunities for new populations.
  4. Necessary to cover departmental offerings in the General Education breadth component and contemporary issues.
  5. Important to existing programs of moderate demand and potential for high demand.
  6. Necessary to electives not included in priorities 1-5.

 

  1. Essential to the required courses of the General Education Program (DLE and Cognitive Skills) and the required courses of the programs in the department or unit.

Explanation: Responsibility for staffing College-wide requirements does not rest with any single unit, but rather with the College as a whole. Allocations of that responsibility to particular units should be distributed as widely as possible, consistent with existing experience and training in teaching these skills, and the need to cover required courses in the major programs.

The Dean of General Education, in consultation with the Academic Council, prepares an allocation of DLE responsibility for 1983-84. The allocation is based on relative advisement load, assuming that normal expectation involves at least 20 advisees per faculty member.

In identifying faculty members for DLE assignments, chairpersons should take the following criteria into consideration:

  1. A full-time faculty/staff member for at least one year at the College;
  2. Knowledge of the general requirements of the College; and
  3. Familiarity with major support services of the College (Career Placement, Learning Skills, Counseling Center, Academic Advisement, etc.).

The Dean of General Education, in consultation with the Academic Council, prepares an allocation of Communication and Quantitative Skills responsibility for 1983-84. The allocation assumes that Graduate Assistants and Adjuncts are not available for this purpose. In addition, it is assumed that by virtue of departmental size, tradition, training, experience, and leadership, the English department will contribute substantially to the Communication Skills enterprise each semester.

Faculty members identified to teach in Communication and Quantitative Skills should meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate degree in a discipline, which requires the skills to be taught;
  2. where possible, persons with prior experience and/or formal preparation to teach these skills should be identified; and
  3. participation in workshop opportunities provided by the College.

The department/unit chairperson has the responsibility of assigning faculty members to the required courses of the programs in the department or unit in accord with departmental policies, and in consultation with faculty members.

  1. Important to existing programs of high demand.

Alternate College

Nursing

Business Administration/Economics

Physical Education

Communication

Psychology

Criminal Justice

Public Administration

Educational Administration

Recreation

Mathematics/Computer Science

Social Work

Explanation: The criteria for determining programs of high demand include the total number of undergraduate majors and graduate students close to 200, a major/FTE of at least 12, and/or a ceiling on enrollment in the program due to available faculty resources.

  1. Important to programs and instructional opportunities for new populations.
  • MALS
  • Evening Courses
  • Weekend College
  • Extension Sites

Explanation: The College must develop new programs and deliver selected existing ones at different locations/times to attract new populations of quality students.

 

  1. Necessary to cover departmental offerings in the general education breadth component and contemporary issues.

The Dean of General Education, in consultation with the Academic Council, identified an estimated number of seats needed to be responsive to the curricular requirements and student choice. Each department, after a thorough analysis of previous enrollment patterns in departmental Breadth Component offerings, will recommend its contribution to the Breadth Component to the dean. Normally, departments should not plan to offer more than 115% of their average actual enrollments of the past two fall semesters. The Dean of General Education must approve exceptions to this general guideline.

Assuming all curricular requirements for writing and participation will continue to be implemented, a department may offer up to one-half of its total contribution to the breadth Component in sections larger than 40 students. The precise enrollment ceilings for the larger sections will be determined by available classroom space and departmental request. Contemporary Issues courses will continue to be offered on a voluntary basis at the ceiling recommended by the General Education Coordinating Committee.

Explanation: The College-at-large, and the General Education Coordinating Committee specifically, have labored under the inflexible enrollment ceiling of 40 students per class. In an attempt to create some flexibility in staffing patterns and to provide an opportunity to test the creative ability of the faculty to maintain curricular requirements and standards, the ceilings have been raised as described above for 1983-85. This policy will be reviewed in sufficient time for development of the Fall 1985 schedule.

 

  1. Important to existing programs of moderate demand and potential for high demand.

Biology

Health Science

Curriculum and Instruction

History

English

Political Science

Explanation: The criteria for determining programs of moderate demand with potential for increased demand include a total number of undergraduate/graduate majors between 100-200 and recently approved programs that indicate an increased demand in their feasibility studies.

  1. Necessary to electives not included in priorities A - E.
    1. A sufficient elective pool must be available to students.
    2. Implementation of the 1983-85 Institutional Priorities for Staffing.

The priorities specify the order in which faculty should be assigned to courses. The first priority is to assign faculty to the required courses of the general education program and the required courses of the programs in the department or unit.

The second priority is to assign faculty to programs of high demand. Departments with faculty who are qualified to teach offerings in high demand programs should contact the appropriate administrative officer (i.e., Dean of General Education or department chairperson) to discuss the possibility of a shared appointment. In addition, programs of high demand should solicit specific faculty members from other departments for particular offerings. Shared appointments should be developed for a two-year period (1983-85) to allow for effective planning.

The third priority is to assign faculty to programs and instructional opportunities for new populations. Departments with faculty who are qualified to teach offerings in the programs and sites identified should contact the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education to discuss the possibility of a shared or exchange appointment. In addition, the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education will solicit faculty members for specific offerings. The shared and exchange appointments should be developed for a two year period (1983-85) to allow for effective planning.

The fourth priority is to assign faculty to departmental offerings in the General Education Breadth Component and Contemporary Issues. Given the provision of some large sections in the Breadth Component, faculty expertise and preference will be important criteria in these assignments.

The fifth priority is to assign faculty to programs of moderate demand and potential for high demand. The same procedure should be used as for the second priority. That is, departments with faculty who are qualified to teach offerings in the identified programs should contact the appropriate department chairperson to discuss the possibility of a shared appointment. In addition, programs in this priority should solicit specific faculty members from other departments for particular offerings. Shared appointments should be developed for a two-year period (1983-85) to allow for effective planning.

The sixth priority is to assign faculty to a sufficient number of well-chosen electives. Department chairpersons, in consultation with the deans, are responsible for implementing the priorities. The ultimate authority for implementation rests with the vice president for academic affairs, in consultation with the deans.

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