Undergraduate Studio Courses

For undergraduate "Studio" courses, the School of Art has established a "two to one" contact hour formula (based on a “50-minute hour"), and a "one third" load factor equivalency for the required twenty-four (24) credits. The load hour factor of 1.33 per credit hour for Art faculty equals an "adjusted" load requirement of 18 credits per academic year (9 credits per semester).  Equivalence is established as follows:

A contact "hour" (50 minutes) for "lecture" courses is equal to .8333 of an actual hour (60 minutes). Using the "two to one" formula, a contact "hour" in studio courses (in Art Education, Crafts, Design and Fine Arts) equals one and two thirds "hours" (1.6666), or 100 actual minutes.

A load hour in a "studio" course shall be equal to one and one third load hours (1 & 1/3). Thus, a 01 credit hour studio course shall meet one hour and forty minutes per week (1

& 2/3 hours), or 100 contact minutes (two to one, or 50 minutes @ .8333 X 2 = 1.6666).

The load factor is 1 & 1/3 (1 = 1 & 1/3).

A 02 credit hour studio course meets 200 minutes per week, or three hours and twenty minutes.  The load factor is 2 & 2/3 (1 & 1/3 + 1 & 1/3).

A 03 credit hour studio course meets 300 minutes per week, or five hours. The load factor is 4 (3 & 3/3).

The load factor in art history courses, which include extensive image collecting time for faculty, shall also be 4 load hours for 03 credit hours.

(In all "team teaching" instruction, load shall be divided equally between instructors.)

Sem Cr Hrs

Contact Hours Per Week          

Min Per Wk

Hrs Per Sem

Semester Load Hours

01

1 hour 40 minutes

100

25

1.33

02

3 hours 20 minutes

200

50

2.66

03

5 hours

300

75

4.00