The purposes of the non-instructional assignments are:
a. To contribute to the professional growth of the faculty.
b. To improve the teaching and the curriculum across the University.
c. To enhance scholarship and academic excellence of the University in ways that cannot be accomplished under the constraints of the regular workload assignments.
It is recognized that these purposes might be served by granting non-instructional assignments to promising faculty members with a variety of professional profiles, ranging from those who have engaged in little non-instructional work because of large teaching loads to those who have already distinguished themselves in non-instructional areas. Thus, over the long term, it is expected that faculty members in this whole range of categories will participate in the non-instructional assignment program on a uniform basis.