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For lecturers teaching a full academic year (3 quarters):

7 courses (IWC) per year = 100% for the academic year (7 IWC = 100%)

For lecturers teaching one quarter only:

2 courses (IWC) in the given quarter = 100% for that quarter (2 IWC = 100% per quarter)

For lecturers teaching two full quarters:

5 courses (IWC) over the two quarters = 100% for each of the two quarters (5 IWC = 100% for each of the two quarters)

At the department's discretion, and with the chair's prior approval, a course release may be provided in return for the following duties:

  • Service as TA Coordinator. This includes participation in course planning and assignments, advising, course development, course revision, teaching coordination, and other duties and/or supervision which includes observation, evaluation, and mentoring of graduate student teaching assistants and may equal up to 1 course (IWC) per quarter.
  • Service as Undergraduate Faculty Mentor. The Faculty Mentor provides undergraduate students with academic advising and mentoring, and serves as the faculty advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, for 1 course (IWC) release per year.
  • Accepting students in independent study courses, such as 197, 199, et cetera, as well as formally advising or mentoring students, including honors work, training TAs, thesis or dissertation advising. Lecturers who wish to accept students in this capacity must obtain the chair's prior approval before accepting students. The chair's approval will authorize the lecturer to accept up to 20 students in a year for the equivalent of 1 course (IWC) release.
  • Overseeing the Westwind Journal, UCLA's journal of literary arts. Oversight involves being listed as the instructor of record for the 2-unit English 192 course (Undergraduate Practicum in English) during each of the three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) of the academic year. This 2-unit course is specifically designed to facilitate the supervision of the Westwind's student staff, and the department will provide 1 course (IWC) release to the instructor during the same academic year.


Revised and approved by English Department Executive Committee: May 2, 2014