Priority 3.2

Balance faculty and staff workload to support the fulfillment of the mission of a regional comprehensive university that includes teaching and learning, research and creativity, service and outreach.

Faculty Workload Assessed

Improved assessment of faculty workplan, revised curriculum to adjust workloads.

Improved assessment of faculty workplan, revised curriculum to adjust workloads.

Academic departments are in the process of creating teaching workloads that support faculty scholarship. One such initiative is the implementation of the faculty “work plan,” which allows flexibility in determining workload. The work plan creates an opportunity for “conscious planning” by developing annual goals for teaching, scholarship, and service. It promotes conversation between the department chair and the faculty member to develop a plan for a sustainable workload and to consider how individual professional goals align with the needs of the department and the mission of the University.

Creation of Colleges

PSU is in the process of reorganizing its academic departments into colleges. The College of Business Administration was established in October 2009, and Trent Boggess was named its founding dean. The reorganization reflects the growth of the University both in number of students and scope of programs offered. In 10 years, the University has seen significant changes in the magnitude of its outreach efforts and in the services and programs offered.

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