The Learning College Manual
Curriculum Part-time Faculty Work Loads, Office Hours, and Absences
I. Work Loads
Adjunct workloads shall typically not exceed three-quarters of a parallel full-time load as defined by contact hours. Exceptions must be approved by the Vice President of Academic and Student Services and Institutional Assessment based on responsibilities unique to the adjunct assignment or assignments that will not be sustained for consecutive semesters.
II. Office Hours
In lieu of office hours, adjunct faculty must accommodate student appointments on a mutually convenient basis. The course syllabus must include contact information and instructions for scheduling an appointment outside of class. Contact information should include an email address and location of a departmental support person for contact in the event the adjunct faculty member cannot be reached.
When an adjunct faculty member must be absent due to illness or emergency, he/she must notify his/her Dean as soon as possible. If he/she is unable to reach the Dean, he/she should call the Vice President of Academic and Student Services and Institutional Assessment. If at all possible, adjunct faculty should make arrangements to have the class covered. Class time lost due to absence must be made up to assure student completion of course objectives. Contract adjustments for adjunct faculty may be made at the discretion of the Dean.
Adopted: November 2, 1999
Amended: May 22, 1991; July 20, 2006; January 28, 2009; January 4, 2010; May 11, 2010; May 24, 2011
Policy No: 305-01-01BP