As well as their commitment to the delivery of the timetable, academic staff spend time at a variety of
other tasks. Enterprise Staff Workload Planner (ESWP) gives you a complete overview of the duties and allowances for
each member of staff and assists the user to distribute tasks equitably.
Users can define and create their own allowances.
Categorisation by type and time block for easy reporting.
Authorisation permissions control who is allowed to edit what data.
Authorised users can add as many tasks and allowances as required to represent the different duties
undertaken by staff in their institution. These may be independent of the timetable (e.g. a member
of staff is allowed time for setting examination questions) or associated with a teaching activity (e.g.
a member of staff has extra time allocated for teaching a large group or outside of normal working
Allowances may contribute a fixed time to the workload or a time dependent on the number of
students (e.g. marking exams gives an allowance of 10 minutes per student) or the duration of the
activity (e.g. weekend teaching counts as an extra 50% of the time actually taught).
The user can specify named blocks of weeks (e.g. terms, semesters) and statistical analysis can be
viewed by week or, in summary form, by named block.
When allocating staff to timetabled activities, scheduling constraints are applied and ESWP reports
on the scheduling problems that would be caused by any allocation.