1. Contractual Teaching Loads
    1. Full-time, non-tenure track
      1. The standard teaching load per semester for full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty is approximately 15 credit hours or its equivalent; a total of 30 credit hours, or its equivalent, should be taught in one academic year (defined as fall and spring semesters).  
      2. The standard teaching load per calendar year for full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty is approximately 30 credit hours or its equivalent.
    2. Full-time, tenure track or tenured
      1. The standard teaching load per semester for full-time, 9-month, tenure-track or tenured undergraduate faculty is approximately 12 credit hours or its equivalent; a total of 24 credit hours, or its equivalent, should be taught in one academic year (defined as fall and spring semesters).  
      2. The standard teaching load per calendar year for full-time, 12-month, tenure-track or tenured undergraduate faculty is approximately 24 credit hours or its equivalent.
      3. The standard teaching load per semester for full-time, 12-month, tenure-track or tenured graduate faculty is approximately 9-12 credit hours or its equivalent; depending on course assignments (graduate vs. undergraduate), between 18 to 24 credit hours may be taught in one calendar year.  
    3. Allowed Course Overloads for Academic Year (Fall and Spring semesters): Full-time faculty are allowed to teach up to two course overloads per semester, depending on need and at the approval of the Provost. Pay for course overloads will be at the same rate of pay as that for adjunct faculty. Faculty with course overloads are expected to meet their usual contractual obligations related to teaching, service, and professional activities.
    4. Summer (Terms 3 and 4) Course Loads
      1. Nine (9) month, full-time faculty can teach up to 2 courses per term in the summer months (i.e. Terms 3 and 4) at the same rate of pay as adjunct faculty.
      2. Twelve (12) month, full-time undergraduate and graduate faculty teaching in the summer are subject to meeting credit hours assigned in their contractual teaching loads before being considered for summer course overloads. In those cases, assignments will be based on need and require the approval of the Provost.
  2. Equivalencies
    1. Graduate Faculty Teaching Loads: The following equivalencies are used in calculating graduate-faculty-teaching loads:
      1. 3-hour graduate course = 4.5 load credit hours

      2. 1-hour graduate course = 1.5 load credit hours

    2. Supervising Student Teachers and Social Work Field Placement: Supervising student teachers and Social Work field placement 420a, b, c, d combined = 0.75 load credit per student.
    3. Supervising student internships equals
      1. 0.0558-load credit per student per credit hour earned
      2. 0.1674 load credits for each student in a 3-credit course
      3. 0.3348 load credits for each student in a 6-credit course
      4. 0.5022 load credits for each student in a 9-credit course
      5. 0.6700 credits for each student in a 12-credit course
      6. 0.8370 credits for each student in a 15-credit course.
    4. Practicum courses
      1. Education 300, 301, 302 practica courses (all disciplines) = 0.25 load credit per student
      2. Psychology practicum courses = 1 load credit per course
      3. Physical Education and Athletic Practicum courses = 0.25 load credit per student
      4. Physical Education activity courses = 1 load credit for 2 contact hours
      5. Music lessons (private, 100,200,300 and senior recital) = 1 load credit per student
      6. Coached ensembles and piano classes = 0.67 load credit per contact hours
      7. Major ensembles = 1 load credit per contact hour
      8. Music education techniques classes = 1 load credit per contact hour
    5. Art and Theatre
      1. Studio art classes = 0.67 load credit per contact hour
      2. Art (senior art exhibit) = 0.67 load credit per student
      3. Theatre 480 (student production lab) = 0.67 load credit per student
    6. Science laboratories: 2- or 3-hour laboratory = 1 load credit

Equivalencies also may be granted by the Provost to faculty for performing administrative or other exceptional duties. “Equivalent” assignment may be given if a faculty member does not meet his/her contractual load.

Last Revision Date

06/23/2021