Best Practices for Achieving Equitable Faculty Workloads
Academic Leaders from University of Maryland and Texas Christian University
As most higher education leaders know, faculty workloads have been steadily increasing. In a recent survey of 600 faculty, 78% reported that their workload has increased over the last three years. Women faculty and faculty from historically minoritized groups are often asked to mentor more, teach more, and lean into service activities more. This combination causes burnout, disengagement, and ultimately impacts faculty satisfaction and retention.
In this on-demand webinar, hear from Dr. Dawn Kiyoe Culpepper about her research on the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, a National Science Foundation ADVANCE-funded action research project, and her recommendations for action. Dr. Francyne Huckaby and Mica Bibb discussed how they are using technology to achieve workload equity at Texas Christian University.
These academic leaders discussed
- Research and trends on faculty workload
- The impact of workload on faculty well-being and job satisfaction
- How technology can support tracking faculty activities and give visibility into workload equity
- Practical steps for establishing fair and equitable workload policies
Dawn Kiyoe Culpepper Ph.D.
Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
M. Francyne Huckaby, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Christian University
Associate Director for Faculty Services, Texas Christian University