Procedure 3.01.15 - Curriculum Faculty Workload


Faculty Workload

The curriculum faculty workload is established to ensure faculty can provide quality instruction, effective advising and accomplish other assigned duties. The curriculum faculty workload will be 18 – 20 contact hours per semester. Faculty who teach more than 20 hours will be compensated for their overload. Overload for full-time curriculum faculty will not exceed 9 hours, unless otherwise approved by the appropriate Dean, the Chief Academic Officer, and the President.  Faculty who teach less than 18 hours will accomplish other assigned duties. Faculty workload may be adjusted for a semester due to other assigned duties. Reduction in faculty workload must be approved by the appropriate division Dean, the Chief Academic Officer, and the President. In calculating contact hours, the following guidelines apply:

  1. Lecture, lab and clinical contact hours are treated equally on a 1-1 basis.
  2. Any courses that are taught concurrently will be treated as a single class for determining contact hours.
  3. Contact hours for work-based learning, practicum, and similar on-the-job learning where faculty are not continually on site with the students will be calculated at 0.025 instructional contact hours per each student per each course contact hour. Work-based learning, practicum, and similar on-the-job learning that is conducted on campus will also be calculated at a 0.025 instructional contact hours per each student per each course contact hour whether the faculty/instructional staff member is continually present or not. This is in addition to any lecture and lab hours that are included in the course and are assigned to the faculty member. Examples:
    • A faculty member is supervising 10 students in WBL 111, a one-credit hour/ten-contact hour course. The work experience contact hours would be 0.025(10)(10) = 2.5 contact hours.
    • A faculty member is supervising 10 students in MLT 283, a thirteen-credit hour/thirty-nine work experience contact hour course. The work experience contact hours would be 0.025(10)(39) = 9.75 contact hours.
    • A faculty member is supervising 10 students in NUR 213, a ten-credit hour/four lecture / three lab / fifteen work experience contact hour course. The work experience contact hours would be 0.025(10)(15) = 3.75 contact hours. These would be added to the 4 lecture and 3 lab hours for a total of 10 contact hours.
  4. Faculty will be compensated for independent study classes at a rate of $100 per student per class.

Faculty are required to be on campus to meet their professional obligations. All faculty/ must be available to participate in scheduled college activities during the college’s normal hours of operation. If there are no scheduled college activities during those normal hours of operation, then faculty members are not required to be on campus. College activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Office hours
  2. Faculty workdays – Faculty workdays are scheduled on the academic calendar. Faculty workdays are considered a college activity and faculty are required to be on campus during the college’s normal hours of operation on those days.
  3. Committee and workgroup meetings
  4. Graduation and other ceremonies
  5. All employee meetings
  6. All other scheduled meetings necessary for the operation of the college

Instructional Staff Workload

The standard workweek for instructional staff is 38 hours per week.  Time spent should include but not be limited to the following activities:  all instructional hours, office hours, student advisement, professional development, program development, committee work, recruiting both onsite and off-campus, and other scheduled meetings or college activities i.e., committee and workgroups, graduation ceremonies, and All Employee meetings.

Flexibility is an essential part of instructional staff scheduling.  When activities require alternative schedules to meet the needs of the college and its students, alternative work schedules may be required. This may include but not be limited to variations in start and departure times.  However, it will not alter the total number of hours worked in a workweek.  Working from home is not included in this option.  All flexible arrangements must be approved by the supervisor and Executive Vice President.

Instructional staff workload will consist of 38 hours per week.  Instructional staff will be compensated for hours worked over 38 and based upon the adjunct / part-time rate.

Adopted:

Revised: April 26, 2022

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