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CLAS Policies, Forms & Procedures

Teaching Load for New Tenure/Tenure-Track Hires


The following policy for the teaching load of new tenure / tenure-track faculty has been approved by the CLAS Council and the CLAS chairs:

CLAS Policy

In an attempt to ensure that all new tenure/tenure-track faculty successfully make the transition from applicants to productive faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College and Departments will ensure that they have sufficient time in their first year to learn the culture of the institution, become integrated into the affairs of the department and establish a healthy and productive research agenda. As such, all new faculty will be given a maximum teaching load of three classes their first year.

Additionally, when possible, one of the classes should be a repeat rather than three new preparations. This would ensure that the new faculty member has a maximum of two new preparations during their first year at UCD. Resources to hire lecturers may be provided at the Dean’s discretion based on enrollment demands.