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PARENTAL TEACHING LOAD REDISTRIBUTION
Texas A&M University’s Parental Teaching Load Redistribution Guideline is designed to provide flexibility in teaching obligations of faculty members who are the primary caregivers to their newborn infant, or to their newly adopted infant or child. This guideline is also designed to protect the university’s investment in its faculty.
A long-term faculty member who is serving as primary caregiver for his or her newborn or newly adopted child would qualify for a teaching load redistribution. Departments are expected to be flexible in dealing with temporary interruptions in normal service. Therefore, department heads should work with faculty to arrange one/two semester(s) of relief from formal classroom teaching or other time-rigid duties for the birth or adoption of a new child for any eligible faculty member. The redistributed teaching load should be designed to provide maximum flexibility in the faculty member’s schedule while being consistent with the Faculty Workload Policy Statement (derived from University Rule 12.03.99.M1 - Faculty Teaching Workload Reporting). Faculty may also take available and appropriate leave under FMLA. The faculty member may be assigned alternate duties for any time not covered by that leave in a given semester in order to meet teaching workforce reports.
Individual College Guidelines
Four colleges have their own guidelines in addition to the university guidelines. If you are a member of any of these colleges please contact your college to enquire about their specific guidelines.
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