TCE means teaching, research or creative work, and extension. That's what we're mandated to do when we signed up for the job.
But how are we supposed to fit everything into our 40-hour work week, especially those tasked to handle more than the regular number of classes?
I came up with my own reckoning for the number of hours spent on each task:
I subtracted 10 hours from the 40-hour work week since we're required to give 10 hours per week for student consultations. That leaves me 30 hours that I then divided by 12, since that's the number of units we regularly carry per term.
So that gives me about seven and a half hours per subject with a three-unit load. I then subtracted three hours of class sessions per week per subject, and that leaves me four and a half hours of prep time per subject.
That makes it easy for me to compute for 15 hours per week I should devote to office tasks since I was given a six-unit administrative load credit for serving as Department Chair.
But that doesn't leave me time to do research, creative, and extension work. Unless I do it overtime, just like any overload teaching assignment.
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