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Workload Guidelines

In Spring 2022, the Office of the Provost approved the West Virginia University Workload Guidelines Procedures. Colleges and departments/other equivalent academic units shall also have a workload document that is approved by the dean and Provost’s Office. These guidelines ensure that faculty work is equitably distributed, evaluated and rewarded within academic units.

Each of these guidelines: 

  • Sets standard workload expectations for all faculty members and provides a rationale for the unit’s approach.
  • Identifies factors that may result in a differentiated workload assignment, as well as a general explanation as to why and how a differentiated workload may be assigned.
  • Identifies research, teaching and service equivalencies within and across the three mission areas.
  • Outlines multiple pathways for faculty in all types of positions to be successful. The department workload documents will provide greater specificity.

WVU Workload Guidelines

West Virginia University - Approved 3/8/2022 

Approved College/School Workload Guidelines

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources  - Approved 4/26/2022
College of Creative Arts  - Approved 8/3/2022  
College of Applied Human Sciences
John Chambers College of Business and Economics   - Approved 8/11/2022
Reed College of Media  - Approved 6/6/2022
WVU Extension Service  - Approved 4/26/2022
WVU Libraries  - Approved 5/22/2022