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Faculty Experience

Why teach at BYU-Idaho?

If you're interested in empowering students, developing discipleship, and helping shape the future, we want to hear from you!

Watch this short video to hear from some of our faculty members about why they chose to teach at BYU-Idaho.
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Characteristics of Faculty

Help students realize their full potential at BYU-Idaho. With smaller classroom sizes, instructors have the ability to work with students individually and mentor them one-on-one.
View BYU-Idaho's Mission Statement

BYU-Idaho Learning Model

BYU-Idaho's Learning Model provides a common framework for both teachers and learners to create a student-centered and faith-based environment conducive to learning.
Learn More About The Learning Model
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Three Track System
BYU-Idaho operates on a three track system which allows the university to serve thousands of additional students through better utilization of campus resources and facilities. Students are admitted to a track consisting of two semesters; Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring, or Fall/Spring. Full time faculty members teach across these three tracks. Fall semester usually starts the 3rd week in September and Spring semester ends by July 24th.
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Teaching Responsibility
Teaching and advising students is the primary responsibility of full-time faculty. Faculty are assigned 36 load hours to teach across the three tracks each year (with up to 6 hours of this load may be used for professional development). Semesters last approximately 14 weeks. Preceding and following semesters, faculty members attend meetings, grade papers, perform professional development activities, etc.
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Continuing Faculty Status
BYU-Idaho does not have distinctions in faculty rank such as assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor. During the first three years, new instructors participate in a three-year long mentoring program and qualification process called Continuing Faculty Status (CFS) that is structured to assist them in qualifying for ongoing employment.
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Faculty Dress and Grooming Standards
As outlined in the Dress and Grooming Principles section of the CES Honor Code, all BYU-Idaho employees commit to dress and grooming principles and expectations to support their roles as institutional representatives, leaders, and mentors to students and fellow employees.

Additionally, as an employer, BYU-Idaho maintains a professional dress and grooming standard for faculty, administrative, staff, and student employees. This is done in conjunction with the principles and expectations found in the CES Honor Code.

Male Employees
Male employees are expected to maintain a professional appearance and to wear dress shirts with ties and dress pants. Shoes should be consistent with a professional appearance.

Male employees must seek permission from their vice president to grow a beard for qualifying medical conditions (handled through an ADA review) or for special assignments connected with a Church video production.

Female Employees
Female employees are expected to maintain a professional appearance and to wear skirts or dress pants with dressy tops, dresses, or pantsuits. Shoes should be consistent with a professional appearance.