A Workload Allocation Model (WAM) was first introduced in the School in 2011. The data was incorporated in a spreadsheet kept by the Head of School and was not generally available to view.
The School has now moved to a College wide Simple Workload Allocation & Resource Management system (SWARM) which is web based and more accessible. This system helps the HoS to allocate duties on an equitable basis to ensure, where possible, that no individual staff member is unfairly loaded. Obviously some of the parameters are somewhat arbitrary (such as global admin tasks) and so it is important to note that it is intended only to use this model as a general guide, and not in a mechanical way.
Contributions are counted in hours with a nominal year corresponding to 1650 hours. Staff can confirm that their allocations are correct (or not) by pressing the Yes or No button on the home page.
To view an introduction to the elements of workload, descriptions and exemptions log into SWARM and click on 'Workload Allocation', click on the 'Workload' drop down and select 'Workload Overview'.
To access your workload:
Time for Support & Scholarship (S&S) is allocated in a number of categories:
Each role has an agreed time associated with it which may be shared by one or more individuals.
Time for supervision of student projects is allocated as follows:
If you have SWARM queries please contact the appropriate administrator listed below: