As announced by Provost Clark on October 25th, the Office of the Provost through the VFPA & OTL and in partnership with the Workload Equity Committee and the Teaching Excellence Task Force, will be launching two parallel but distinct efforts. Interested in learning more?

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The OTL and TETF will invite pathfinder departments to join them in a cohort-based experience beginning in January. Modeled after the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Teaching Quality Framework (TQF) initiative, they will be looking for 4-5 departments/programs across campus who would like to embark on departmental level process of teaching evaluation transformation, deeply engaging in changes to practice and inviting three voices: student, self, and peer.

The VPFA & WEC will invite pathfinder departments or units to engage in a similar process of cohort-based inquiry and growth around the issue of workload equity. Informed by the work of KerryAnn O’Meara at the University of Maryland, each team in this cohort will engaged in an “workload audit” to evaluate their unit’s process towards concrete workload equity goals (such as promoting transparency, enhancing clarity, providing credit, promote equity norms, and give context) and create policies and practices that address the most essential workload issues in their area.