Graduate Employees Organization -- University of Michigan / Workload
Graduate Employees Organization -- University of Michigan
Recognizing that the size of classes has an impact on the workload of the Employee, the University and the Union agree that:
1. At the Union’s request, once during each of Terms I and II, each department chairperson, or designee, shall arrange a meeting with interested Employees in the department and with the Union Representative, designated pursuant to Section B of Article XVI to discuss class size.
2. Each department employing GSIs will establish a class size policy for classes to which GSIs are assigned. This class size policy will include but need not be limited to the, maximum number of students in each section (recognizing the potential for reduction within sections with regard to programmatic need), and the maximum ratio of students to GSIs. The class size policy will be provided to any Employee upon request.
3. The department will have available, in writing, the method(s) for handling override authorization forms and person(s) who are authorized signers. No GSI shall be required to accept enrollees in excess of the maximum class or section size. Should a GSI wish to add enrollees beyond the established maximum, there will be no presumption of a change in appointment fraction.
4. The special conference procedure (as set forth in Article XVII) shall be available to discuss Union concerns about specific departmental class sizes or class size policies as they relate to courses which utilize Employees.
Article XX CURRICULUM
Departments are encouraged to have Employee representation on committees dealing with undergraduate curriculum and/or educational innovation.
Employees may submit written comments concerning course content at any time to their appropriate supervising instructional staff member and/or departmental chairperson. These comments shall be considered the next time the course in question is organized.
Employees are encouraged to prepare written reports evaluating course content, teaching methods, examinations, grading and other matters concerning the course or courses they have taught and submit them to the appropriate supervising instructional staff member and/or appropriate departmental chairperson. Such reports may be required by a department. In addition, written reports by Employees may be prepared on overall curriculum and submitted to the appropriate curriculum committee.
It is understood that nothing herein precludes oral comments on these matters.