For the university to achieve its mission, faculty must remain committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. Every member of the faculty is expected to make contributions in each area, although not necessarily equally every year.
The university also realizes that the contributions of individual faculty members to the mission of the university will vary depending on the faculty member’s talents, the needs of departments and colleges, and the character of diverse academic disciplines. Faculty members, thus, need to negotiate responsibilities – teaching loads, scholarship agenda, and service commitments – with the chairs of departments or the directors of schools. It is the responsibility of chairs and directors to mediate the needs of departments with the university mission and trends in disciplines.
As of 2010, all unit governance documents must conform to the following approved Promotion and Tenure and Roles and Rewards documents.