Teaching workload

There is no standard workload policy or requirement for departments to have or publish standard workloads at UW.

Our Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee often receives questions from current and prospective faculty wondering if the course load they are teaching or being offered is fair compared to other members of their department. 

It's also becoming increasingly clear that workload is an obstacle to addressing inequities on campus, including but not only for teaching-intensive faculty.

We are not actively working on this, but it is on our radar!

Teaching workload standards as of 2019

Standard course loads are not universally published by departments at Waterloo, so we surveyed our Council of Representatives to gather that information in fall 2019. The results are available here.