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Workload & Evaluation

Please read this information and instructions prior to downloading, saving, and editing the Workload Form available below.

The work done by university faculty is manifold, varying not only by types of tasks, but also by academic discipline and mission. It includes not only the activities associated with scheduled instruction–preparation, classroom presentation, and evaluation of student work--but also scholarship, research, grants, competition, creative endeavors, and other responsibilities to both the institution and the profession.

The University takes its primary responsibilities to be the advancement of knowledge through research and the extension of knowledge through teaching. These are, therefore, the primary components of the workload of all faculty members and the main descriptors of the University's expectations of faculty.

Faculty Workload Form

Per recommendations from faculty, the Dean's Council, and Academic Affairs, updates have been made to the Faculty Workload Form for this evaluation cycle. The objective of the revisions is to begin to streamline the process for faculty.

Updates

The significant change is  the deletion of the Projected Workload column throughout the document; the consensus is that this column was unclear. In its place is a cover page with two components; the first is a planning section in which faculty check a box indicating that they either plan not to make changes or plan to make changes in their workload activities. If a faculty plans to make changes, please outline and explain the changes. The cover page also contains an optional section in which faculty may advocate for their performance through providing a self-evaluation.

With the implementation of a faculty- developed rubric for each department a column has been added throughout the document for “Rubric Notation” providing a place to include either its entirety or a summary of the appropriate rubric section.

Other updates are to address formatting issues; changes in terms and instruction type, i.e. D1, D2, hybrid, and online; and to clarify how the form is to be completed by including information from Document XXI The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Faculty Workload Policy, the Instructions for Completing the Faculty Workload Form, and Section 5 Faculty Personnel Polices all from the Faculty Handbook.

Electronic Process/PDF Form

To accommodate faculty, departments, and colleges wanting to reduce paper and transition to electronic processes, the Faculty Workload Form is available as a fill-able pdf, the pdf also features many drop-down menus for selecting rank, department, college, terms taught and delivery method of the course. Faculty who have tested the beta version of the pdf form stated, “Overall, a great form and easy to complete.” Please note that the pdf form features scrollable windows to ensure that a faculty can enter all of the relevant information in that section (note these windows do not expand for printing). Faculty, departments, and colleges that want to establish an electronic submittal process should use the pdf form. The recommendation is that Adobe Reader Version 11 be used with the pdf file. Please download the file to your desktop to begin using this will enable edits to the document to be saved. Please do not attempt to edit the form in the web browser.

Paper Process/Word Form

For faculty, departments, and colleges who want to retain a paper process, a Microsoft Word version of the Faculty Workload Form is available. The Word file is a table, to expand simply paste in text or continue to type and the text box will expand automatically, this will expand the window and ensure all entered text is printable.

Other Formats

If you do not have currently have access to computer that will operate Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader, please contact the office of Faculty Affairs at 25308 to request a version of the Faculty Workload Form in another file format.

Forms, Policies and Instructions

For both the faculty workload document and the instructions there are two versions, one is the actual document the other a version with track changes turned on to be able to determine exactly what updates have been made.

Read Only Message

If you encounter a "Read Only" message while using Firefox as the web browser to download the Word file please try the following.  This is fixable by going to the folder that the file was saved, right-clicking it and selecting Properties, and clear the "Read-Only" checkbox.  Another easier way to fix it is to save a copy of it by going to "Save As" in Word, and then change the name of the document.  This will save an editable copy of the original