In addition to instruction, full time faculty workload may include the following: advising, serving on college committees, reporting for accreditation and program review, peer review, hiring, mentoring adjunct faculty, and other tasks as assigned. The expectation for full-time faculty at all ranks will be 75% time spent on instruction and 25% spent on other college activities.
All full-time personnel shall devote approximately 40 hours weekly depending on the department an employee works in and shall maintain appropriate office hours. Office hours may be held remotely through teleconference or video conference. Within the approximately 40 hours per week faculty shall be required to carry a full teaching load appropriate to the faculty member's department or division.
Full-time faculty teaching load is 30 credit units or the equivalent contact hours per academic year. Department Chair teaching load will be determined annually in consultation with the appropriate Dean.
Other course release time may be approved by the Provost for special assignments. Credit/contact hours exceeding the prescribed course load (total credits/contact hours taught and credits/contact hours of release) will be considered overload. Department Chairs and faculty can teach up to, but no more than, six (6) units of overload in each semester. Faculty who are not on contract in the summer can teach up to nine (9) credits in that term. Refer to HR 350 Supplemental Pay Policy.
For department chairs who are teaching overloads, overloads may not be scheduled during times that conflict with department chair duties. All overloads must be approved by the appropriate supervisor in advance.
The support faculty teaching load is 24-30 contact hours dedicated to laboratory instruction in the fall and spring semesters with summer contact hours determined by the appropriate department chair. These hours may only be completed in laboratory classes. Lecture classes may not be counted in the load, but may be counted as overload. A maximum of 6 credits of overload may be carried each term.
Unless faculty have made other arrangements with their direct supervisor, for full-time faculty, the teaching schedule, preparation time, other college duties and a minimum of one office hour per course section, with an expectation that full time faculty will be on campus for 30 hours per week or as required by direct supervisor. Faculty with off-campus College duties may count that time toward the 30 on-campus hours. With approval from a direct supervisor, office hours may be held through teleconference or remotely.
Depending on the program, faculty instruct students in various ways. The following general formula guidelines may help clarify load: Credit hours are based on the Carnegie Unit where 1 credit = 15 hours lecture; 1 credit = 30 hours of instructor-supervised lab; 1 credit = 45 hours of unsupervised lab, work experience, etc.