Assignment of Duties is an open and transparent process that requires your participation. Faculty participation ensures transparency and fairness. The full range of academic duties includes undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, practice of professional skills, public service, and administration. Committees must take into account variability in the assignment of duties when they consider standards of performance for tenure, promotion, and merit. Accordingly, department heads or deans should clearly and fairly assign the range and balance of duties for each faculty member after consultation with all members in a faculty meeting. Consultation means a face-to-face meeting of faculty at which assignments of all duties are discussed.