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2.31 FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. To meet its educational goals, Concordia University is committed to cooperation among the Board of Regents, the administration, the staff, the faculty, and students. The broadest possible exchange of information and opinion is necessary for effective planning and implementation of the university’s educational objectives. B. Each constituency of the academic community has different initiating and decision-making responsibilities. The responsibility for initiating and formulating recommendations for the appropriate decision-making body is ordinarily exercised through the various committees of the university. C. The faculty carries forward its obligations with respect to academic affairs chiefly in the faculty senate meeting and through its representatives on appropriate standing committees of the university. Additional faculty responsibilities are fulfilled by participation on committees of the Board of Regents, the administration and department governance, and/or ad hoc committees. D. In general, initiation of educational policy shall rest with the faculty. E. No exercise of powers herein conferred on the faculty, which in the judgment of the president of the college involves a major issue in the educational policy of the university, shall take effect without the concurrence of the president of the university and the approval of the Board of Regents. The power of review or final decision in these areas is lodged in the Board of Regents or delegated by it to the president. Only in exceptional circumstances, however, is non-concurrence exercised, and the reasons for the action are communicated to the faculty. F. Specifically the faculty 1. is concerned with the enrichment of spiritual life among students, faculty and academic staff. 2. develops, constructs, delivers, and evaluates the curricula of the university. 3. sets standards for extra-class and co-curricular life and activities of the students. 4. reviews policies and regulations that contribute to the maintenance of wholesome conditions of instructional staff service and welfare. 5. requests reports from the various administrative officers.

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2.40 FACULTY PERSONAL CONDUCT
The professional conduct and expectations of Concordia University’s instructional staff shall uphold the mission statement of the university. This shall be expected in relationships to the profession, to the students, to colleagues, and to the institution. A. Relationships to the profession 1. Develop and improve competence in teaching and scholarly mastery of one’s discipline. 2. Engage in one’s professional organizations; growing in knowledge of the discipline and/or enhance one’s teaching skills. 3. Demonstrate the interrelationships of one’s own discipline to other disciplines, thereby promoting a true liberal arts education for one’s students. 4. Practice intellectual honesty in respect to one’s discipline and recognizing the values of the disciplines taught by others. 5. Review, revise, and update one’s teaching materials and methods on a regular basis. B. Relationships to students 1. Meet assigned classes promptly and regularly. 2. Provide timely and just appraisal of students’ work and recognizes the right of students to review their work and grades. 3. Is available to students for course work assistance and other types of advising as requested by the student. 4. Protects the students’ right of academic freedom. 5. Treats in confidence the student’s, weaknesses, needs, and failures, and reveals them only in a professional manner when necessary for the welfare of the student or the institution. 2.40:2 Personal Conduct C. Relationships to Colleagues 1. Provides support, encouragement and constructive criticism of colleagues and the institution in a professional, and if necessary, confidential manner. Also promotes mutual trust and consideration among faculty, and defends colleagues under unjust attack. 2. Supports each faculty member’s right to academic freedom and demonstrates respect for each faculty member’s opinions and discipline. 3. Secures permission and gives credit for using the findings of colleagues. D. Relationships to the institution 1. Assists the administration as time and ability permit. 2. May serve on committees/boards outside the university, but may not speak in an official capacity on behalf of the university. This authority is the responsibility of the President’s Cabinet and/or the President and/or the Board of Regents. 3. Recognizes the primary responsibility of fulfilling institutional assignments and carefully controls the amount and character of work outside the university.

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2.41 FACULTY ETHICAL VALUES STATEMENT
Faculty are invited to conduct their relationships with other faculty, staff, alumni, students and administration in a manner that reflects the values of the University. These values include: • Integrity: We recognize that faculty serve as role models for students and other colleagues and thereby need to exemplify and witness the faith and values of our University. • Faithfulness – We recognize the power of our words and actions to those with whom we speak. We speak positively about the university and its Christian mission to all of our constituencies. Within the University’s structure, we engage in responsible discourse and activities that promote growth supporting the University’s mission. • Patience: We recognize that success comes from persistent efforts and the belief that relationships and people can be forgiven and restored. We teach and relate in a manner that reflects the belief that all individuals are learning and growing daily. • Respect: We recognize the importance of treating others with dignity. We teach in a manner that is consistent and fair. • Accountability: We recognize that we are responsible for our own actions and the consequences of those actions. We teach with the understanding that students need to be held accountable for their choices. • Empathy: We recognize the importance of having realistic expectations of students and colleagues and recognize the uniqueness of each individual. We understand that each of us has our own strength and weaknesses. We also expect and assume the best from our colleagues. • Cooperation – We recognize that we are in partnership, not rivalry, with our colleagues. We celebrate and rejoice in the success of others while accepting feedback gracefully. This list is not exhaustive. It suggests the collegial behavior we wish to model as Concordia University faculty. These values grow from the mission of Concordia University, St. Paul, from its understanding that the Christian Gospel proclaims a freedom in Christ for responsible service to each other.

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2.51 FACULTY MEETINGS-UNIVERSITY POLICIES:
University policies regarding faculty and faculty senate meetings are in the Concordia University, St. Paul, Faculty Constitution and Bylaws. A. Concordia University’s policies regarding faculty meetings are found in the Preamble of the Faculty Handbook. B. The Faculty Policies Committee serves as a hearings committee.

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2.90 FACULTY WORKLOADS
The standard expected annual workload for faculty members is 28 semester credit hours of which 24 shall normally be teaching hours. The Dean of the appropriate college in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the appropriate department chair determines the individual faculty member’s workload. Procedure The workload is determined according to the following guidelines: 1. An annual workload over 28 credits is considered an overload and is normally eligible for overload pay unless one or more of the following conditions apply: ● The previous 2 year average annual workload was less than 27 ● The average class size for the instructor is less than 10* ● The faculty member requests or it is anticipated that the workload for the next year will be less than 27 credit hours *excluding independent studies, internships, supervisions and the like 2. Overload may be calculated and paid when an annual workload is under 28 when one or more of the following conditions apply: ● Average class for the faculty member is greater than 30 ● The faculty member’s workload is greater than 27 and is asked by the college dean to teach an extra course ● Previous (2 years) annual workloads have been between 27 and 28 3. When an annual workload has been less than 27 for two consecutive years, the faculty member may be required to teach another course with reduced overload pay. 4. Summer workload may be included in the annual workload at the request of the faculty member. The summer workload must take place prior to the upcoming academic year, so faculty should plan ahead. 5. No overload pay will be distributed prior to census date of Spring Semester. 6. The annual workload will be calculated after census date of Spring Semester. Overload pay will be determined at that time. 7. Workload credits will be calculated as follows: ● Normally courses will count as one workload credit for each academic credit. ● Team-taught courses will normally have the course credit hours divided among the number of faculty involved unless approved by the dean of the college. ● Lab, Music, and Studio course load weight will be determined as agreed upon by the department and the college deans. ● Internship supervision shall be calculated as .1 per student credit hour generated to a maximum of .7 credits. ● Student teaching supervision shall be calculated .7 per full time and .35 per half time student teacher. ● Independent studies shall be calculated as .1 per student per credit when approved for load weight. ● Advising load weight shall be prorated at 1 credit per semester for each 20 advisees or part thereof officially assigned to the faculty member by the director of advising. Dual advising will be assigned to the primary advisor. ● The typical load weight for departmental chair duties will be 4 credit hours per year unless justified in the Chair’s job description and approved by the Dean of the college. 8. Other administrative load weight will be determined and approved by the dean of the college in consultation with the vice president for academic affairs. A Job Description and/or rationale will be needed. 9. The process for determining overload calculation and workload calculation is through the dean of the college. Exceptions to the above need approval of the deans affected and may require inter-college coordination.

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2.92 A STATEMENT OF POLICY ON FACULTY SERVICE LOADS – CONCORDIA GUIDELINES
A. The faculty of Concordia University underscores the importance of intensive study or research; for the achievement of quality teaching and the need for a flexible administration of policy in order to establish the climate in which quality teaching and learning can take place. B. The following principles pertaining to the faculty service load are proposed 1. The faculty of Concordia University must take the initiative in establishing and maintaining standards of scholarship and professionalism that are appropriate to this institution. Such standards will convey to students and to the constituents of the university the image of a faculty that is i. dedicated to Christ and His Word. ii. zealous for personalized instruction and excellent teaching. iii. involved in regular study and research. iv. committed to serve students, as well as others in the church and community. v. willing to serve the best interest of the university. C. Faculty members are to emphasize teaching, but quality teaching requires some research and/or creative work, continual study and attendance at conferences of the professional. The University should facilitate quality teaching by encouraging such activities, with the expectation that the continued professional growth of the faculty will stimulate learning on this campus and create a climate of intellectual ferment.

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2.931 FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN ACADEMIC FUNCTIONS
A. Members of the faculty are expected to appear in cap and gown to form a procession at academic functions. B. Other persons as defined under membership (Faculty Policy 2.10A) may participate in any semester in which their status as members applies. C. Notification of non-participation in events in which the faculty processes (opening service, honors convocation, baccalaureate, and commencements) are to be submitted to the vice president for academic affairs two weeks prior to the event. D. Order of march for academic events is determined in this order: rank, beginning of service to Concordia University, and alphabetically.

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2.31 FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. To meet its educational goals, Concordia University is committed to cooperation among the Board of Regents, the administration, the staff, the faculty, and students. The broadest possible exchange of information and opinion is necessary for effective planning and implementation of the university’s educational objectives. B. Each constituency of the academic community has different initiating and decision-making responsibilities. The responsibility for initiating and formulating recommendations for the appropriate decision-making body is ordinarily exercised through the various committees of the university. C. The faculty carries forward its obligations with respect to academic affairs chiefly in the faculty senate meeting and through its representatives on appropriate standing committees of the university. Additional faculty responsibilities are fulfilled by participation on committees of the Board of Regents, the administration and department governance, and/or ad hoc committees. D. In general, initiation of educational policy shall rest with the faculty. E. No exercise of powers herein conferred on the faculty, which in the judgment of the president of the college involves a major issue in the educational policy of the university, shall take effect without the concurrence of the president of the university and the approval of the Board of Regents. The power of review or final decision in these areas is lodged in the Board of Regents or delegated by it to the president. Only in exceptional circumstances, however, is non-concurrence exercised, and the reasons for the action are communicated to the faculty. F. Specifically the faculty 1. is concerned with the enrichment of spiritual life among students, faculty and academic staff. 2. develops, constructs, delivers, and evaluates the curricula of the university. 3. sets standards for extra-class and co-curricular life and activities of the students. 4. reviews policies and regulations that contribute to the maintenance of wholesome conditions of instructional staff service and welfare. 5. requests reports from the various administrative officers.

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2.40 FACULTY PERSONAL CONDUCT
The professional conduct and expectations of Concordia University’s instructional staff shall uphold the mission statement of the university. This shall be expected in relationships to the profession, to the students, to colleagues, and to the institution. A. Relationships to the profession 1. Develop and improve competence in teaching and scholarly mastery of one’s discipline. 2. Engage in one’s professional organizations; growing in knowledge of the discipline and/or enhance one’s teaching skills. 3. Demonstrate the interrelationships of one’s own discipline to other disciplines, thereby promoting a true liberal arts education for one’s students. 4. Practice intellectual honesty in respect to one’s discipline and recognizing the values of the disciplines taught by others. 5. Review, revise, and update one’s teaching materials and methods on a regular basis. B. Relationships to students 1. Meet assigned classes promptly and regularly. 2. Provide timely and just appraisal of students’ work and recognizes the right of students to review their work and grades. 3. Is available to students for course work assistance and other types of advising as requested by the student. 4. Protects the students’ right of academic freedom. 5. Treats in confidence the student’s, weaknesses, needs, and failures, and reveals them only in a professional manner when necessary for the welfare of the student or the institution. 2.40:2 Personal Conduct C. Relationships to Colleagues 1. Provides support, encouragement and constructive criticism of colleagues and the institution in a professional, and if necessary, confidential manner. Also promotes mutual trust and consideration among faculty, and defends colleagues under unjust attack. 2. Supports each faculty member’s right to academic freedom and demonstrates respect for each faculty member’s opinions and discipline. 3. Secures permission and gives credit for using the findings of colleagues. D. Relationships to the institution 1. Assists the administration as time and ability permit. 2. May serve on committees/boards outside the university, but may not speak in an official capacity on behalf of the university. This authority is the responsibility of the President’s Cabinet and/or the President and/or the Board of Regents. 3. Recognizes the primary responsibility of fulfilling institutional assignments and carefully controls the amount and character of work outside the university.

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2.41 FACULTY ETHICAL VALUES STATEMENT
Faculty are invited to conduct their relationships with other faculty, staff, alumni, students and administration in a manner that reflects the values of the University. These values include: • Integrity: We recognize that faculty serve as role models for students and other colleagues and thereby need to exemplify and witness the faith and values of our University. • Faithfulness – We recognize the power of our words and actions to those with whom we speak. We speak positively about the university and its Christian mission to all of our constituencies. Within the University’s structure, we engage in responsible discourse and activities that promote growth supporting the University’s mission. • Patience: We recognize that success comes from persistent efforts and the belief that relationships and people can be forgiven and restored. We teach and relate in a manner that reflects the belief that all individuals are learning and growing daily. • Respect: We recognize the importance of treating others with dignity. We teach in a manner that is consistent and fair. • Accountability: We recognize that we are responsible for our own actions and the consequences of those actions. We teach with the understanding that students need to be held accountable for their choices. • Empathy: We recognize the importance of having realistic expectations of students and colleagues and recognize the uniqueness of each individual. We understand that each of us has our own strength and weaknesses. We also expect and assume the best from our colleagues. • Cooperation – We recognize that we are in partnership, not rivalry, with our colleagues. We celebrate and rejoice in the success of others while accepting feedback gracefully. This list is not exhaustive. It suggests the collegial behavior we wish to model as Concordia University faculty. These values grow from the mission of Concordia University, St. Paul, from its understanding that the Christian Gospel proclaims a freedom in Christ for responsible service to each other.

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2.51 FACULTY MEETINGS-UNIVERSITY POLICIES:
University policies regarding faculty and faculty senate meetings are in the Concordia University, St. Paul, Faculty Constitution and Bylaws. A. Concordia University’s policies regarding faculty meetings are found in the Preamble of the Faculty Handbook. B. The Faculty Policies Committee serves as a hearings committee.

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2.90 FACULTY WORKLOADS
The standard expected annual workload for faculty members is 28 semester credit hours of which 24 shall normally be teaching hours. The Dean of the appropriate college in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the appropriate department chair determines the individual faculty member’s workload. Procedure The workload is determined according to the following guidelines: 1. An annual workload over 28 credits is considered an overload and is normally eligible for overload pay unless one or more of the following conditions apply: ● The previous 2 year average annual workload was less than 27 ● The average class size for the instructor is less than 10* ● The faculty member requests or it is anticipated that the workload for the next year will be less than 27 credit hours *excluding independent studies, internships, supervisions and the like 2. Overload may be calculated and paid when an annual workload is under 28 when one or more of the following conditions apply: ● Average class for the faculty member is greater than 30 ● The faculty member’s workload is greater than 27 and is asked by the college dean to teach an extra course ● Previous (2 years) annual workloads have been between 27 and 28 3. When an annual workload has been less than 27 for two consecutive years, the faculty member may be required to teach another course with reduced overload pay. 4. Summer workload may be included in the annual workload at the request of the faculty member. The summer workload must take place prior to the upcoming academic year, so faculty should plan ahead. 5. No overload pay will be distributed prior to census date of Spring Semester. 6. The annual workload will be calculated after census date of Spring Semester. Overload pay will be determined at that time. 7. Workload credits will be calculated as follows: ● Normally courses will count as one workload credit for each academic credit. ● Team-taught courses will normally have the course credit hours divided among the number of faculty involved unless approved by the dean of the college. ● Lab, Music, and Studio course load weight will be determined as agreed upon by the department and the college deans. ● Internship supervision shall be calculated as .1 per student credit hour generated to a maximum of .7 credits. ● Student teaching supervision shall be calculated .7 per full time and .35 per half time student teacher. ● Independent studies shall be calculated as .1 per student per credit when approved for load weight. ● Advising load weight shall be prorated at 1 credit per semester for each 20 advisees or part thereof officially assigned to the faculty member by the director of advising. Dual advising will be assigned to the primary advisor. ● The typical load weight for departmental chair duties will be 4 credit hours per year unless justified in the Chair’s job description and approved by the Dean of the college. 8. Other administrative load weight will be determined and approved by the dean of the college in consultation with the vice president for academic affairs. A Job Description and/or rationale will be needed. 9. The process for determining overload calculation and workload calculation is through the dean of the college. Exceptions to the above need approval of the deans affected and may require inter-college coordination.

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2.92 A STATEMENT OF POLICY ON FACULTY SERVICE LOADS – CONCORDIA GUIDELINES
A. The faculty of Concordia University underscores the importance of intensive study or research; for the achievement of quality teaching and the need for a flexible administration of policy in order to establish the climate in which quality teaching and learning can take place. B. The following principles pertaining to the faculty service load are proposed 1. The faculty of Concordia University must take the initiative in establishing and maintaining standards of scholarship and professionalism that are appropriate to this institution. Such standards will convey to students and to the constituents of the university the image of a faculty that is i. dedicated to Christ and His Word. ii. zealous for personalized instruction and excellent teaching. iii. involved in regular study and research. iv. committed to serve students, as well as others in the church and community. v. willing to serve the best interest of the university. C. Faculty members are to emphasize teaching, but quality teaching requires some research and/or creative work, continual study and attendance at conferences of the professional. The University should facilitate quality teaching by encouraging such activities, with the expectation that the continued professional growth of the faculty will stimulate learning on this campus and create a climate of intellectual ferment.

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2.931 FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN ACADEMIC FUNCTIONS
A. Members of the faculty are expected to appear in cap and gown to form a procession at academic functions. B. Other persons as defined under membership (Faculty Policy 2.10A) may participate in any semester in which their status as members applies. C. Notification of non-participation in events in which the faculty processes (opening service, honors convocation, baccalaureate, and commencements) are to be submitted to the vice president for academic affairs two weeks prior to the event. D. Order of march for academic events is determined in this order: rank, beginning of service to Concordia University, and alphabetically.

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