|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
IN-15: Full-Time Faculty Employment
|0.50 / 0.50||
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
Percentage of courses offered by the institution that are taught by academic staff who are full-time, tenured, and/or eligible for tenure (“tenure track”):
Documentation to support the full-time faculty employment figure:
A brief narrative to support the full-time faculty employment figure:
At West Chester University in Academic Year 2018-2019, there were 687 full-time faculty members (tenured, tenure track, and full-time adjunct) and 785 FTE (see page 24 of the attached Common Data Set publication, available online at https://www.wcupa.edu/viceProvost/institutionalResearch/dataSet.aspx). The standard teaching load for full-time faculty at WCU is 4 courses per semester.
Website URL where documentation to support the full-time faculty employment figure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
At WCU and the other 13 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the use of part-time faculty is contractually limited: "The full-time equivalent (FTE) of temporary and regular part-time FACULTY MEMBERS at any University shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the full-time equivalent (FTE) of all FACULTY MEMBERS employed at that University." Paths to tenure-track status are available to adjunct faculty, many of whom are employed to work full course loads of four courses per semester.
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