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At Howard Community College, adjunct faculty who teach in the credit division only can teach nine credits or three courses with discrete course preparations per semester with no more than 25 credit hours during the period of September 1 through  August 31.  

Some examples include:

  • Two 4-credit courses (eight credits)
  • Three 3-credit courses (nine credits)
  • Four 2-credit courses (eight credits with three or fewer discrete preparations)

If an adjunct faculty is teaching for both the credit and noncredit divisions, the teaching limit is based on hours per week (not simply credits) with the limit being 25 hours/week.  A chart showing the workload limits for those who function as both credit adjunct faculty and hourly/temporary employees is available on the human resources web page.

It is the adjunct faculty member’s responsibility to maintain compliance with this policy.

Policy Manual Review/Revision: 10/10/14