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Role Statements

Role statements establish general employment parameters and performance expectations for USU faculty. Faculty members are expected to carry out the major university functions of teaching, research or creative endeavors, Extension, librarianship, and service. Individual role statements designate percentages for each area of professional service, and percentages guide the relative evaluation weight given to performance in each area. Emphasis in professional service areas varies within and among academic departments and individual faculty role statements.

For use across departments and academic units, the Provost's Office has created the following templates:


The sample role statements below were tailored for each academic unit to serve as examples. Each faculty member should work with his or her department head and dean to construct an individual role statement.

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For more information on role statements, please contact:

Laurens H. Smith
Interim Provost
Phone: (435) 797-1167
Email: larry.smith@usu.edu