Review and report on balancing faculty workload
The burden of institutional service, including mentorship and committee service, may be unfairly distributed across the faculty. To address this imbalance, departments, divisions and schools will seek to measure and balance institutional workloads across the faculty. Deans will report annually to the provost on these measures, including participation rates and outcomes. Initial reports are due on June 1, 2017.
Faculty of color and women may bear a heavier burden for such institutional activties such as mentoring and committee service. Considerations of diversity, such as diverse representation on committees, need to be balanced with an equitable distribution of such responsibilities across the faculty. Currently institutional service, and in particular mentoring, is imprecisely tracked and measured. Departments, divisions and schools are asked to find a means of measuring this work so that considerations of equity in workload may be factored into faculty activity assessments.