Workload and Workload Equivalents for Teaching | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Workload and Workload Equivalents for Teaching

A workload for a faculty member which includes teaching less than twelve semester hours in an academic year requires permission of the Dean of the College of Business Administration.  A faculty member will receive workload and workload equivalents for teaching as follows:

i.   Workload of the semester hours for each course (course section) where a faculty member is assigned as an instructor. An instructor who teaches courses taught jointly will receive a workload assignment for the joint courses as if only one instructor had been assigned.

ii. Workload equivalent of three semester hours for teaching a large-section course for the first time, when such an assignment is made after the close of the previous academic year.

iii. Workload equivalent of three semester hours for teaching a large-section course in both semesters of an academic year (excluding ACCT 23020 and ACCT 23021).

iv. Workload equivalent of three semester hours for teaching more than three different courses in an academic year, unless the unusual number of different courses was specifically requested by the faculty member.

v. Workload equivalent of three semester hours for serving as chair of two dissertation committees or serving as a member of four dissertation committees; credit will be granted once for each committee.

vi. Workload equivalent for up to three semester credit hours may be received for teaching graduate courses, teaching courses not previously taught, teaching courses not recently taught, teaching courses at regional campuses, developing courses with a substantial distance learning component, or developing new courses in unusual circumstances. Determination of unusual circumstances shall be made by the Department Chairperson after FAC consultation.