Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Human Resources

Employees Categories

Employment at Isothermal Community College is designated into four categories specified below.  This policy does not confer tenure or the promise of a contract for continuing employment and all employment is contingent on College needs, enrollment and/or availability of funds.

A.  Full-Time Employees

The category of full-time employees shall be for the following positions:

  1. Staff: An employee who works a standard work week of 37.5 hours per week in a position wherein there is a reasonable expectation that employment may be extended beyond twelve months.
  2. Curriculum Faculty: An employee who teaches a full-time load as defined in College policy wherein there is a reasonable expectation that employment may be extended beyond an academic year. (Policy 305-01-00BP)
  3. Curriculum Instructional Paraprofessionals:  An employee who provides direct instructional support, works on the academic calendar and works a standard work week of 37.5 hours in a position wherein there is a reasonable expectation that employment may be extended beyond an academic year.
  4. College and Career Readiness Instructors and Continuing Education Instructors: An employee who teaches fifty percent (50%) or more in a College and Career Readiness or Continuing Education program has a standard work week of 37.5 hours in a position wherein there is a reasonable expectation that employment may be extended beyond an academic year.

Full-time employees are eligible for College benefits.  

B.   Full-Time Temporary Employees

  1. Staff: An employee whose assignment is stipulated at the time of assignment to be up to or fewer than six months duration requiring a standard work week of 37.5 hours. 
  2. Curriculum Faculty: An employee who teaches a full-time load as defined in College policy for one academic semester or less. (Policy 305-01-00BP) 
  3. Curriculum Instructional Paraprofessionals: An employee who provides direct instructional support for one semester or less working a standard workweek of 37.5 hours.
  4. College and Career Readiness Instructors and Continuing Education Instructors: An employee who teaches fifty percent (50%) or more in a College and Career Readiness or Continuing Education program for up to or fewer than six months requiring a standard work week of 37.5 hours.

If circumstances arise that a temporary assignment needs to be extended past the period policy allows, a written request must be submitted to the President; approval can only be granted by the President.

Full-time temporary employees may be eligible for health coverage in accordance with College policy. (Policy 302-04-08BP)

C.  Part-Time Temporary Employees

  1. Staff:An employee whose assignment does not exceed 28 service hours per week.
  2. Curriculum Adjunct Faculty: An employee whose teaching load is in accordance with College policy. (Policy 305-01-01BP)
  3. Curriculum Instructional Paraprofessional: An employee who provides direct instructional support not exceeding 28 service hours a week.
  4. College and Career Readiness Instructor and Continuing Education Instructor: An employee who teaches 28 service hours or less a week in a College and Career Readiness or Continuing Education program.

Service hours are calculated in accordance with the College policy. (Policy 302-04-08BP) An employee that has multiple assignments with different classifications and/or departments total service hours cannot exceed 28 a week.  Under special circumstances hours may be adjusted, prior approval must be received by the Director of Human Resources and appropriate Vice President; such approval shall be reported by the Director of Human Resources to the President on at least a quarterly basis. Part-time temporary employees are not eligible for College benefits. 

Part time temporary employees may be eligible for health coverage in accordance with College policy. (Policy 302-04-08BP)

D.  Permanent Part-Time Employees

Permanent part-time employees are those that receive a contract and work at least 20 hours per week, but not more than 28 hours per week. Under special circumstances hours may be adjusted; prior approval must be received by the Director of Human Resources and appropriate Vice President; such approval shall be reported by the Director of Human Resources to the President on at least a quarterly basis. No new assignments may be made under this classification after May 12, 2009.

Permanent part-time employees are eligible to accrue annual and sick leave in accordance with the College policy. In addition, permanent part-time employees may be eligible for health coverage in accordance with College policy (Policy 302-04-08BP)

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Adopted:  May 22, 1991
Amended:   May 12, 2009; June 29, 2010; January 27, 2015

Policy No: 301-03-01BP