Title: #IV-13D. Faculty Duties and Responsibilities
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty member is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution supported by the State of West Virginia. When the faculty speaks or writes as a citizen, he or she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but the faculty’s special position in the community imposes special responsibilities. As a person of learning and an educational officer, the faculty should remember that the public may judge the profession and the institution by his or her words and actions.
· Commits to and supports the vision, mission and goals of West Virginia University Parkersburg.
· Prepares for and teaches courses as assigned by the division chair.
· Posts and maintains a minimum of five office hours per week as approved by division chair.
· Maintains currency in practices, trends, and research related to area of specialization or assignment.
· Assumes responsibility for laboratory and classroom resources.
· Participates in continuous improvement by engaging in professional development.
· Participates in the development and implementation of applicable policies and procedures.
· Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other College, campus, department, discipline/program, service activities or committee meetings as appropriate.
· Participates in all College, campus, departmental, programmatic and faculty self-evaluation processes.
· Demonstrates and protects efficient and proper use of College resources.
· Assists with appropriate extra and co-curricular activities as requested or assigned.
· Complies with official reports, requirements and deadlines established by the College.
o Maintains accurate records of student attendance and performance in classes.
o Turns in rosters and grades by published deadlines.
o Completes program and curriculum reports.
· Establishes and maintains appropriate working relationships with members of the College community.
· Participates in activities that promote student success such as:
o Career guidance;
o Commencement and Convocation;
o Other college sponsored activities.
· Develops, maintains and updates syllabi for all courses included in the teaching assignments.
· Contributes to college-wide and discipline specific accreditation processes.
· Contributes to the processes of the division through:
o Strategic planning;
o Course scheduling;
o Curriculum and program development;
o Curriculum and program review;
o Student recruitment and retention activities;
o Division projects/activities;
o Mentoring new and adjunct members of the faculty as needed.
· Completion of Annual Report as required for all full time faculty.
Additional responsibilities required by the discipline or assigned by college or division administrators.