Add the Workload Models Used by Your Institution

In Lifecycle Management, Administrators can create Workload Models to track workload obligations and expectations of how faculty will spend their working hours.

Workload is meant to capture general criteria and guidelines about the dedication to teaching, service, research, administrative and other responsibilities expected of a person assigned to that model.

The user can also establish custom workload elements; activities that make up a workload model such as Teaching, Service, and Research.

Workloads are added to the program from the Workload section of Lifecycle Management Platform Administration. Administrators can also edit and delete workloads from that page.

Please note: For this initial release of Lifecycle Management, the workload models field is NOT computational, and is currently not meant to achieve "weighted" workload modeling.

The terms Workload and Workload Model in this article refer to a customizable, dedicated text label used to record the agreed upon workload allocation for an individual faculty member.  Your organization may have replaced the term "Workload" as part of the customization of the Lifecycle Management platform, but the steps for entering and managing workloads will appear

Add Workload Model

Platform Administration

2. Click "Add Workload Model"

Click "Add Workload Model"

3. Enter the name and description of the workload model

Enter the name and description of the workload model

4. Enter the proposed workload allocation percentages and click to Save

The total of these workload elements should be 100.

Proposed Workload

The workload model will now appear as a selectable option in the drop down list of workloads that a user sees when creating a rank.

Enter the proposed workload allocation percentages and click to Save

Click View Workload Details when creating a rank to display the description and details of the workload you created in a side pane.

Enter the proposed workload allocation percentages and click to Save

Customise Workload Elements

We provide a set of default workload elements: Teaching, Service, Research, Other, and Administration

You can customize the words for these workload elements used at your institution. For example, instead of "Teaching," you can set the custom label to "Classroom Instruction."

Click to open the Workload Elements tab.

Workload Elements tab

Click Edit under Actions column to the right of the page

Click Edit under Actions menu

Enter Custom Label and click to Save

Enter custom label