School of Music Workload Equivalencies | Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Handbook | Kent State University

School of Music Workload Equivalencies

All full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty of the School are expected to carry a maximum workload of twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year. Full-time non-tenure-track faculty members are expected to carry a maximum workload of thirty (30) credit hours per academic year. (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-18)  The workload for each individual faculty member is assigned by the Director with the approval of the Dean. The FAC shall advise the Director on issues related to teaching assignments, class schedules and the appropriate application of workload equivalents. In addition, the Director may, in consultation with the FAC and with the concurrence of the Dean, assign workload equivalencies for specific duties which are considered essential to the academic mission of the School. The Director shall provide each faculty member with a statement of her/his workload.

 

Faculty workload in the School of Music is based on the equivalent of 24 load hours of teaching per academic year (30 load hours for FTNTT faculty members). Because of the unique nature of music instruction, a load credit for courses varies with the nature of the delivery. (A complete load computation appears as Appendix 2.A.) For clarification, two typical faculty loads within the School follow:

 

            1. A faculty member who teaches four three-hour classroom courses in which normal lecture, preparation, and paper/test grading is involved receives 12 semester-hours of load credit, which also equals 12 contact-hours.

 

            2. According to nationally recognized practice, a faculty member who teaches applied music teaches 18 contact-hours weekly which converts to a 12 semester-hour load.

 

There are many possible variations to music loads, especially since many faculty teach a combination of classroom, studio courses and ensembles.

 

The Director may assign workload equivalents up to the levels recommended in the following list:

 

The Assistant to the Director may receive a workload equivalent of up to six (6) load hours per semester.

 

The Coordinator of Graduate Studies may receive a workload equivalent of up to four (4) load hours per semester.

 

The Coordinator of Music Education may receive a workload equivalent of up to six (6) load hours per semester.

 

The Coordinator of Online Courses may receive a workload equivalent of up to one (1) load hour per semester.

 

The Coordinator of the Online Music Education MM degree program may receive a workload equivalent of up to eight (8) load hours per semester.

 

The Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies may receive a workload equivalent of up to six (6) load hours per semester.

 

The Coordinator of Recruitment may receive a workload equivalent of up to two (2) load hours per semester.

 

            The Director may award workload equivalencies for divisional coordinators as follows:

           

            Coordinator of Accompanying, up to one (1) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Brass, up to one (1) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Class Piano, up to one (1) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Ethnomusicology, up to one (1) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Jazz Studies, up to two (2) load hours per semester

           Coordinator of Music Theory, up to one and one-half (1.5) load hours per semester

                        (Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Theory, up to one (1) load hour per

                        semester; Coordinator of Graduate Music Theory, up to one-half (.5) load hour

                        per semester)

            Coordinator of Piano, up to one (1) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Strings, up to one-half (0.5) load hour per semester

            Coordinator of Voice, up to two (2) load hours per semester

            Coordinator of Woodwinds, up to one (1) load hour per semester