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The Framework for Academic Workloading (‘the Framework’) is intended to provide a structure and a set of clear principles which will enable an equitable, transparent and consistent approach to the allocation and management of academic staff workloads within Faculties and across the University.

The key objectives of the Framework are:

  • to assist Faculties to plan and monitor workloads in a way that is sufficiently dynamic to cope with change;
  • to enable the distribution of workloads to be carried out locally in a way which takes account of differing circumstances;
  • to ensure academic staff are allocated a reasonable individual workload, by ensuring a fair and transparent distribution of work in line with the academic staff contract (and handbook);
  • to recognise the professional contribution academic staff make to the University by ensuring that workloading supports the full range of academic duties, continuing professional development and professional practice.


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