Faculty loading for news writing: a proposal

For Ateneo Physics Faculty members:

I have 3 units as Systems Administrator per year for managing our departmental website, our five Ateneo Physics blogs–News, Handbook, Laboratory, Archives, and Teacher–and Facebook. I will also be rebuilding the departmental website on the Drupal platform when the Ateneo web team has finished the web infrastructure.

In line with this, I would like to share my load to whoever wishes to write news articles for the department. Here is my proposed scheme:

1 unit = 40 articles x (400 words/article) = 16,000 words.

Roughly, this requires writing 3 paragraphs per week, except on December, April, and May. The total number of words that you have written from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 will be computed and your resulting load units determined using the following formula:

no. of units = (total number of words)/16,000.

This number of units will be credited to the writer’s load for school year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. Whatever is left of the 3 units will be my load for that school year. I don’t mind getting 0 units as long as we have 2 to 3 fresh news articles every week. In this way, I can focus on our other blogs, especially the Ateneo Physics Teacher, and on our new department’s website.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.

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