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Section 3345.45 | Standards for instructional workloads for faculty; faculty workload policy; conditions for research funding.


(A) On or before January 1, 1994, the chancellor of higher education jointly with all state universities, as defined in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, shall develop standards for instructional workloads for full-time and part-time faculty in keeping with the universities' missions and with special emphasis on the undergraduate learning experience. The standards shall contain clear guidelines for institutions to determine a range of acceptable undergraduate teaching by faculty.

(B) On or before June 30, 1994, the board of trustees of each state university shall take formal action to adopt a faculty workload policy consistent with the standards developed under this section. Notwithstanding section 4117.08 of the Revised Code, the policies adopted under this section are not appropriate subjects for collective bargaining. Notwithstanding division (A) of section 4117.10 of the Revised Code, any policy adopted under this section by a board of trustees prevails over any conflicting provisions of any collective bargaining agreement between an employees organization and that board of trustees.

(C)(1) The board of trustees of each state university shall review the university's policy on faculty tenure and update that policy to promote excellence in instruction, research, service, or commercialization, or any combination thereof.

(2) Beginning on July 1, 2018, as a condition for a state university to receive any state funds for research that are allocated to the department of higher education under the appropriation line items referred to as either "research incentive third frontier fund" or "research incentive third frontier-tax," the chancellor shall require the university to include multiple pathways for faculty tenure, one of which may be a commercialization pathway, in its policy.

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