The workloads of all personnel at Georgia College & State University are developed in accordance with the policies of the Board of Regents. Those workload policies are outlined below.
The workload of all employees of Georgia College & State University who hold faculty rank is based on a 12 semester hour teaching load per semester. A ten-month faculty member has a workload of .75 EFT. A fiscal year faculty member has a workload for 12 months, or 1.00 EFT. All faculty workload assignments are made in accordance with this System policy. In conformity with the University Statutes, the Provost may make special assignments to the faculty that affect the teaching portion of the workload within the contracted EFT.
Academic deans and directors with full-time administrative workloads as verified by a job description approved by the Provost shall have 1.00 (full-time) EFT administrative assignment.
Department Chair In recognition of the importance of the administrative role that department chairmen play in the performance of their duties, Georgia College & State University has adopted a policy of providing a reduced teaching load for them. The policy is:
a. The standard teaching load for the department chairmen shall be two courses per semester. This will include summer semester for those chair on fiscal year contracts.
b. Within the limits of available resources, release time may be adjusted upward depending upon the dean's evaluation of the size of the department, administrative duties required, the research efforts of the chairman, or other criteria deemed appropriate.
c. Fiscal year chairs are expected to teach in Maymester.
d. Modifications of this policy resulting in a reduction in released time may be made for the instructional well-being of an academic unit or because of financial restraints facing the university.
Reduced teaching load for other special assignments of faculty will be considered by the Provost upon recommendation of the affected deans and department chairmen in situations where a university need is being served. Areas of potential reduced teaching load are contained in the faculty evaluation system and identified for evaluation and assignment as institutional service, public service, and academic achievement/professional development.