An academic administrator’s responsibilities include assigning workload and duties. These assignments may be adjusted from time to time, and normally such adjustments are not considered disciplinary actions.

If an academic administrator determines that a faculty member with rights under the Faculty Handbook must be relieved of all or part of the currently assigned teaching responsibilities after classes have begun in a given term, the administrator must promptly provide reasons for this action to the faculty member in writing. This action, if it does not result in a loss of pay, cannot be grieved and, therefore, the faculty member has no right to mediation. However, the faculty member can ask for a review from the dean and Provost simultaneously.