Academic Year Workload Expectations

Regional Campus faculty have a standard teaching load as follows, although other duties (administrative appointments, etc.) may and should provide workload equivalencies as determined by the Campus Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for the faculty member

  • The teaching load for a regular full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member is 24 hours (or equivalent) per academic year.
  • The teaching load for a full-time non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty member on a teaching track appointment is 30 hours (or equivalent) per academic year.
  • Teaching load for interactive and distributed learning courses will be arranged individually and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, depending on the scope of such courses and the amount of preparation required. It is at the discretion of the faculty member and the Campus Dean and Chief Administrative Officer to seek reimbursement for preparation time.
  • Faculty members who make a special contribution to the Campus in areas other than classroom teaching, e.g., chairing Faculty Council or advising students for the Office of Student Services, may receive special assignment hours equivalent to teaching hours in order to carry out those contributions. (This provision does not refer to the normal, expected faculty activities considered to be service/university citizenship.)

Scheduling varies by department, but each faculty member should expect a portion of contract load to be assigned during the evening hours. Class size is contingent upon facilities and need, and is determined by the Assistant/Associate Dean in consultation with the department, the campus departmental coordinator, and the instructor. A faculty member may also expect to be assigned to teach at other Kent State University campuses if enrollments do not justify a full teaching load at the Kent State University at East Liverpool Campus, or if there is a need at another campus.