By detailing the percentage of time staff dedicate to teaching, administrative duties and research, the software saves universities time and money and improves the accuracy of workload-related data, including the TRAC information required by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) is a national framework for costing teaching in English higher education institutions and includes data on publicly and non-publicly funded teaching and research.
The software also supports the work of Vice-Chancellors as they strive to achieve more diverse, equitable, inclusive and ultimately transparent distribution of academic workloads. This ultimately reduces the number of enquiries about comparative workloads and helps address pressure from teaching unions committed to reducing over working and stress among their members by campaigning for a better balanced working life.
It integrates with Scientia’s popular Enterprise Foundation Timetabling solution (http://www.scientia.com/
“Academic Staff Workload Planner’s integration with Syllabus Plus, combined with the automation of several workload allowances, has significantly reduced data entry whilst providing flexibility to allocate workload to a range of non-teaching activities,”