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Adjunct Faculty Credit/Lab Workload Guidelines (Currently Participating TRS or ORP)

HROG Section:
Compensation
Document Title:
​Adjunct Faculty Credit/Lab Workload Guidelines (Currently Participating TRS or ORP)
Initial Date Posted:

July 26, 2013 (effective: Fall 2013)
Board Approval:
Applies To:
Adjunct Faculty - Currently participating in TRS or ORP
Source:
Related TASB Policy:
DJ (LOCAL)
Last Date Revised:
September 1, 2013
November 20, 2013
February 27, 2014
September 2, 2014

Purpose

To provide workload guidelines for Adjunct Faculty.

These guidelines apply to individuals employed as adjunct faculty in the DCCCD who currently participate in the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) through primary employment with the DCCCD or an educational institution in Texas.

Background

Definitions

Contact Hour:   An instructional unit of time each week during a semester that a student has contact with an instructor; includes both lecture and laboratory time.

Contact Hour Chart:  Used to determine workload factors for courses listed in the course master and catalog with “contact hour” designations.  Example:  90 contact hours 

Lecture/Lab Grid:  Used to determine workload factors for courses listed in the course master and catalog with “lecture/lab” designations.  Example:  3 lecture/3 lab 

Semester Workload:  A division of an academic year; the time during which educational institutions hold classes.  Length may vary and load is calculated separately for the fall and spring semesters, summer terms and each term of non-traditional length, i.e., may term, winter term, etc.

Teaching Load Contact Hours: During each of the semester, sessions or terms, adjuncts currently participating in TRS or ORP may teach a maximum teaching load equal to 14.7 contact hours of a full-time teaching load (15 contact hour minimum).

Flex Classes:
For purposes of calculating load on Flex classes, the lecture/lab grid is used.

Fiscal Year:
The fiscal year begins September 1 and ends August 31.

Contact Hours To % Load Chart 

Use the following chart to determine workload factors for courses listed in the course master and catalog with “contact hour” designations (e.g., 90 contact hours):

 

Contact Hours/Semester Percentage
30  9%
60 19%
90 28%
120 37%
150 47%
180 56%
210 66%
240 75%
270 84%
300 94%
330 103%

 

Use the following chart to determine workload factors for courses listed in the course master and catalog with “lecture/lab” designations (e.g., 3 lecture/3 lab):

 

Lecture/Lab Grid

 

L     E    C     T     U    R     E           H     O    U    R    S

 

    0 .5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
   0 0% 3% 7% 13% 20% 27% 33% 40% 47% 53% 60% 67%
   1 4% - 11% 18% 24% 31% 38% 44% 51% 58% 64%  
   2 9% - 16% 22% 29% 36% 42% 49% 56% 62%
L 3 13% - 20% 27% 33% 40% 47% 53% 60% 67%
A 4 18% - 24% 31% 38% 44% 51% 58% 64%
B 5 22% - 29% 36% 42% 49% 56% 62%
   6 27% - 33% 40% 47% 53% 60% 67%
H 7 31% - 38% 44% 51% 58% 64%
O 8 36% - 42% 49% 56% 62%
U 9 40% - 47% 53% 60% 67%
R 10 44% - 51% 58% 64%
S 11 49% - 56% 62%
   12 53% - 60% 67%
   13 58% - 64%
   14 62%
   15 67%

 

Equivalencies and Class Cancellations:

Large-Group Instruction (LGI): Normal class size for a single section plus 10 percent, times 2 for double LGI's or times 3 for triple LGI's. Enrollment should be 70-110 percent of the resulting number. "Normal" is regarded as the usual size of a course in a given discipline on a given campus. For the purpose of workload calculations, LGI's will count for 2 to 3 times the normal workload depending on the LGI.

Supervision of Instructors in Credit Classes: Fifteen (15) instructors is the equivalent of one three credit lecture hour course (one instructor is equal to 4 hours of pay for supervision).

Cancellation of a Credit Class: If a credit class meets at least once and is canceled, the District shall compensate the instructor not to exceed eight contact hours at the appropriate extra service rate. If the class does not meet at least once, no compensation will be paid.

Clinical and Laboratory Assignments:
Workload:  Part-time instructors performing clinical and laboratory instruction within medical facilities covered under Board of Trustees approved clinical and laboratory instruction agreements are paid according to the following guidelines: 
A.    Computation of Clinical and Laboratory Instructional Load:  Part-time instructor loads will be computed using the following grid based on the number of clinical or laboratory hours taught.  Payment will be computed using the approved unit rate for part-time instructors.
 
Workload Computation Grid - Laboratory and Clinical Assignments
Supplemental Employment and Part-time Employment
(Number of Laboratory or Clinical Hours Assigned)

Lab Hours

Percent of Load

1 3.06%
2 6.13%
3 9.19%
4 12.25%
5 15.32%
6 18.38%
7 21.44%
8 24.50%
9 27.57%
10 30.63%
11 33.69%
12 36.76%
13 39.82%
14 42.88%
15 45.95%
16 49.00%

 

B. Special Training, Orientation and Administrative Requirements:  Adjunct instructors are compensated to attend mandatory training, orientations and administrative conferences as prescribed by the DCCCD Board of Trustees approved clinical and laboratory instruction agreements.  Workload assignments must be approved by the instructional dean where the clinical or laboratory training curriculum is assigned and will be in accordance with the paragraphs below.

A Special Employment Agreement form will be prepared covering training, orientation and administrative requirements to be performed.  Work hours are documented on a monthly time sheet and will be paid at the approved part-time hourly rate.

Special Training Requirements:  Adjunct instructors may be paid up to 12 clock hours per semester to attend required training and orientation sessions related to:

  • Clinical facility and technology orientation provided by the contracting facility for first-time instructors; and for continuing faculty when significant changes occur that might affect the student program success.
  • Orientation related to facility standards and compliance issues in areas such as Medicare participation and commission standards applicable to the facility.


C. Special Administrative Requirements:Special Administrative Requirements:
Adjunct instructors may be paid to attend administrative and work unit management meetings.

  • Unit Team meetings, not to exceed 8 clock hours per semester.
  • Clinical assignments, chart documentation follow-up and related operating conferences, not to exceed 45 clock hours per semester.

Artist in Residence:

 Applied Music Courses

Compensation: The following guidelines are used to determine extra service or load compensation for adjunct faculty:

1100-Level Applied Music Courses

 

No. of
Students

Contact 
Hours

Self Practice

Total Hour(s)

Extra-Service
Compensation

1 .5 .5 1 $379.00
2 1.0 1.0 2 $758.00
3 1.5 1.5 3 $1,137.00
4 2.0 2.0 4 $1,516.00
5 2.5 2.5 5 $1,895.00
6 3.0 3.0 6 $2,274.00
7 3.5 3.5 7 $2,653.00
8 4.0 4.0 8 $3,032.00
9 4.5 4.5 9 $3,411.00
10 5.0 5.0 10 $3,790.00
11 5.5 5.5 11 $4,169.00
12 6.0 6.0 12 $4,548.00
13 6.5 6.5 13 $4,927.00
14 7.0 7.0 14 $5,306.00
15 7.5 7.5 15 $5,685.00
16 8.0 8.0 16 $6,064.00
17 8.5 8.5 17 $6,443.00
18 9.0 9.0 18 $6,822.00

 

Students enrolled for 1100-level applied lessons receive one 30-minute private lesson (.5 lecture hour) per week.  An additional half hour of self-practice is required of the student.  Compensation Calculation:  .5 X 16 weeks X $47.375 per hour compensation = $379.00 per semester.


2200-Level Applied Music Courses:

 

No. of
Students
Contact
Hours
Self Practice Total Hour(s) Extra-Service
Compensation
1 1.0 1.0 2 $758.00
2 2.0 2.0 4 $1,516.00
3 3.0 3.0 6 $2,274.00
4 4.0 4.0 8 $3,032.00
5 5.0 5.0 10 $3,790.00
6 6.0 6.0 12 $4,548.00
7 7.0 7.0 14 $5,306.00
8 8.0 8.0 16 $6,064.00
9 9.0 9.0 18 $6,822.00

 

Students enrolled for 2200-level applied lessons receive one 60-minute private lesson (1.0 lecture hour) per week.  An additional hour of self-practice is required of the student.  Compensation Calculation:  1.0 X 16 weeks X $47.375 per hour compensation = $758.00 per semester.

Exceptions to Policy:

*Student Drops: An instructor shall devote the time specified in this column (based on number of student drops) to the performance of the following. Division Dean approval is required.

(1) Recital or concert performance.

(2) Additional lessons to remaining students.

(3) Participation in music juries.

(4) Guest lecturer in class or with ensemble.

(5) Assist with recruiting or special projects, such as piano competition and UIL hosting.

(6) Attend student recitals.

(7) Other duties as assigned by the division chairman.

Distance Learning:  Load for distance learning classes are based on the maximum contact hours regardless of the number of students enrolled in the class.

Technical Work Experience (Co-Op):  Instructors in cooperative education, practicums and internships are paid according to the following guidelines.

 

a. Seminar:  Seminars are required in cooperative education and optional in practicums and internships. Compensation for instructor coordinators who teach seminars is $47.375 per contact hour as follows:    

 

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Compensation

Equivalent % Load Time

1

16

$758.00

7%

2

32

$1,516.00

13%

b.  Work Experience/Practicum/Internships:  The following grid is used to calculate faculty load and compensation for cooperative education, practicums and internships.

No. of Co-op Students Equivalent Credit Hours Equivalent % Regular Load Compensation
1 0.30 1.8 $227.40
2 0.60 3.6 $454.80
3 0.90 5.4 $682.20
4 1.20 7.2 $909.60
5 1.50 9.0 $1,137.00
6 1.80 10.8 $1,364.40
7 2.10 12.6 $1,591.80
8 2.40 14.4 $1,819.20
9 2.70 16.2 $2,046.60
10 3.00 18.0 $2,274.40
11 3.30 19.8 $2,501.40
12 3.60 21.6 $2,728.80
13 3.90 23.4 $2,956.20
14 4.20 25.2 $3,183.60
15 4.50 27.0 $3,411.00
16 4.80 28.8 $3,638.40
17 5.10 30.6 $3,865.80
18 5.40 32.4 $4,093.20
19 5.70 34.2 $4,320.60
20 6.00 36.0 $4,548.00

 

cClinical Work Experience:  Based on regular lecture/lab grid for credit instruction or the guidelines specifically adopted for nursing and health professions.

The DCCCD will not pay for additional students if the enrollment increases after certification date.  In the event enrollment drops to zero, the payment will cease.

Combined Employment:

Combining hours worked in multiple part time positions which results in a workload equivalent to a full time employee is prohibited.

Part time employees may work a maximum of 1,014 hours per fiscal year for all positions combined.

 

Eligibility

Procedures

Employee Responsibility

HR Responsibility

Exceptions To Policy

Other Notes