The standard expected annual workload for faculty members is 28 semester credit hours of which 24 shall normally
be teaching hours. The Dean of the appropriate college in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs
and the appropriate department chair determines the individual faculty member’s workload.
The workload is determined according to the following guidelines:
1. An annual workload over 28 credits is considered an overload and is normally eligible for overload pay unless
one or more of the following conditions apply:
● The previous 2 year average annual workload was less than 27
● The average class size for the instructor is less than 10*
● The faculty member requests or it is anticipated that the workload for the next year will be less than
27 credit hours
*excluding independent studies, internships, supervisions and the like
2. Overload may be calculated and paid when an annual workload is under 28 when one or more of the
following conditions apply:
● Average class for the faculty member is greater than 30
● The faculty member’s workload is greater than 27 and is asked by the college dean to teach an extra
● Previous (2 years) annual workloads have been between 27 and 28
3. When an annual workload has been less than 27 for two consecutive years, the faculty member may be
required to teach another course with reduced overload pay.
4. Summer workload may be included in the annual workload at the request of the faculty member. The
summer workload must take place prior to the upcoming academic year, so faculty should plan ahead.
5. No overload pay will be distributed prior to census date of Spring Semester.
6. The annual workload will be calculated after census date of Spring Semester. Overload pay will be
determined at that time.
7. Workload credits will be calculated as follows:
● Normally courses will count as one workload credit for each academic credit.
● Team-taught courses will normally have the course credit hours divided among the number of faculty
involved unless approved by the dean of the college.
● Lab, Music, and Studio course load weight will be determined as agreed upon by the department and
the college deans.
● Internship supervision shall be calculated as .1 per student credit hour generated to a maximum of
● Student teaching supervision shall be calculated .7 per full time and .35 per half time student
● Independent studies shall be calculated as .1 per student per credit when approved for load weight.
● Advising load weight shall be prorated at 1 credit per semester for each 20 advisees or part thereof
officially assigned to the faculty member by the director of advising. Dual advising will be assigned to the
● The typical load weight for departmental chair duties will be 4 credit hours per year unless justified
in the Chair’s job description and approved by the Dean of the college.
8. Other administrative load weight will be determined and approved by the dean of the college in
consultation with the vice president for academic affairs. A Job Description and/or rationale will be
9. The process for determining overload calculation and workload calculation is through the dean of the
college. Exceptions to the above need approval of the deans affected and may require inter-college
Last modified: March 15, 2018