Faculty members who are on duty are accountable for meeting the formal and informal obligations associated with research, service, and/or teaching or clinical practice. Duties and responsibilities are assigned annually in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member's tenure initiation unit and, as appropriate, regional campus.
Full-time, twelve-month, faculty members are expected to be on duty for an average of nineteen working days a month, with working days defined as weekdays that are not designated as university holidays. Faculty members on nine- month appointments are commonly on duty for nineteen working days a month averaged over a nine-month period. The most common pattern for a nine-month on-duty period under semesters is from August fifteenth to May fifteenth.
Breaks within a given semester, summer term, or session, as well as any days between the end of the exam period and the beginning of the next semester or session, will be considered off-duty days. Faculty on twelve- month appointments are on duty on all working days except for the days they accrue and designate as vacation days. Terms of duty for full-time associated faculty on nine- or twelve-month appointments should parallel the terms for nine- and twelve-month tenure-track faculty unless otherwise specified in their annual letter of appointment; terms for shorter-term associated faculty are specified in their annual letter of appointment.