Statement on English instructor teaching duties

Arizona State University has some people in instructor appointments whose assignments consist of teaching five courses per term. This has been the case in the past, is currently the case, and will be in the future. These are full-time, benefits-eligible positions. Generally, full-time instructors are not assigned professional development or faculty committee duties. In this case, full-time instructors that had those duties (previously 20 percent of their jobs) are having those duties taken over by others in the department so that the instructors can focus fully on teaching.

The top priorities for the department remain the needs of students and the faculty who teach them. First-year students from around the world gain entry into the university environment through our courses, which retain relatively small enrollment caps. The department faculty continue to deliver superb instruction and award respected degrees, while conducting ground-breaking research and creative work.