Appendix D: Workload Equivalencies

Workload Equivalents Guidelines

The information in the table below represents the minimum workload equivalents recommended with a variety of course types and course delivery methods. The terms “Assistants” and “Assistance” in the table refer to Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, or Student Employees. 

Normally, workload equivalents should be allocated according to the information provided in table below. In the event that the delivery method and/or course work for a course are unusual, a faculty member may request an adjustment of the workload equivalents that are provided in the table below.

The assignment of workload equivalents is the responsibility of the Dean, in consultation with the Coordinators/Directors of Academic Program Areas and the CAC. Approval of the Dean is required for the assignment of all workload equivalents.

  1. Table D-1. Workload Equivalents

    Category

    Instruction

    Section Limit

    Faculty Load Allocated

    Lecture-Only Instruction

     

     

     

    1. Undergraduate – Upper Division

    Lecture

    No section limit

    a) For the first 50 students enrolled: per course credit hours
    b) Without Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 50: 1.0 load hour
    c) With Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 50: 0.5 load hour

     

    1. Undergraduate – Lower Division

    Lecture

    No section limit

    a) For the first 60 students enrolled: per course credit hours
    b) Without Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 60: 1.0 load hour
    c) With Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 60: 0.5 load hour 

     

    2. Graduate-level

    Lecture

    No section limit

    a) For the first 25 students enrolled: per course credit hours
    b) Without Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 25: 1.0 load hour
    c) With Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 25: 0.5 load hour
     

    3. Combined Grad/Undergrad

    Lecture

    No section limit

    a) For the first 50 undergraduate students OR 25 graduate students enrolled OR 40 students of combined undergraduate and graduate students: per course credit hours
    b) Without Assistance: For each additional 10-25 undergraduate students beyond 40 OR each 10-25 graduate students beyond 25 OR each 25 students of combined undergraduate and graduate students: 1.0 load hour
    c) With Assistance: For each additional 10-25 undergraduate students beyond 40 OR each 10-25 graduate students beyond 25 OR each 25 students of combined undergraduate and graduate students: 0.5 load hour

     

    Lab Component

     

     

     

    1. Lab Instruction

    Lab only

    Lab capacity

    1 load hour per 2 lab contact hours
     

    2. Lab Oversight

    Lab only

    Lab capacity

    For 1-5 lab assistants, per course: 0.5 load hours
    For > 5 lab assistants, per course: 1.0 load hours

     

    Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

    Lecture only

    25 per section

    Per course credit hours
     

    100% On-Line Courses (Grad)

    Lecture only

    25 per section

    a) Per course credit hours
    b) For each 10-25 students beyond 25: 1 load hour

     

    100% On-Line Course (UG)

    Lecture only

    40 per section

    a) Per course credit hours
    b) For each 10-25 students beyond 40: 1 load hour

    Category

    Faculty Load Allocated

    Lecture Courses with Significant Computer Programming Component 
    (>= 50% grade component per the course BDS)

    a) For the first 25 students enrolled: per course credit hours
    b) Without Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 25: 1 load hour
    c) With Assistance: For each 10-25 students beyond 25:  0.5 load hour
     

    Extensive course redesign or first-time course preparation*

    1.0  x  credit hours
     

    First time course delivery without development compensation

    0.5  x  credit hours
     

    Individual Investigation/Research/Co-op/Supervision of  individual ELR student project

    0.1 load hour per credit hour per student

     

    Thesis/Honors Advisor

    0.5 hours/student/semester

     

    *Intellectual Property rights are governed by University Policy and the Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, as applicable.