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Statements of Faculty Responsibilities

The Statement of Faculty Responsibilities (SFR) is a statement of the approximate percent effort expected of the individual faculty member in each realm of responsibility and general description of the activities to be undertaken in each realm.  

The SFR serves three purposes. First, the SFR should reflect the plans for faculty members’ work efforts. Second, the SFR can be used by the relevant department head(s) (or other appropriate supervisor in special cases) to ensure that the effort of each faculty member contributes appropriately to the mission and goals of NC State as well as the mission and goals of the faculty member’s academic unit(s) (e.g. department, interdisciplinary cluster, college). Third, the SFR should be used in reviews of faculty to provide context for their accomplishments in different realms of responsibility.  

Which faculty are required to have an SFR?

SME to SFR Transition

We are in the process of transitioning from Statements of Mutual Expectations (SME) to Statements of Faculty Responsibilities (SFR).

  • In Academic Year 2018-2019, the SFROnline module will be available for campus-wide use.
  • The new SFR format and online module will be optional for RPT dossiers submitted in RPTOnline in the 2018-2019 review cycle.
  • Beginning in the 2019-2020 RPT review cycle, the new SFR format will be required for RPT dossiers.
  • The SFR format will also be required for new faculty beginning in academic year 2019-2020.

Resources that cover commonly-asked questions about the transition from SMEs to SFRs are below.