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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 22 credit hours per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  

Some examples include:

  • Two 4-credit courses (eight credits)
  • Three 3-credit courses (nine credits)
  • Four 2-credit courses (eight credits with less than three 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.

Adjunct faculty who teach both credit and noncredit, as well as adjunct faculty who teach credit only, will be expected to follow this policy and division chairs will monitor compliance.

Policy Manual Review/Revision: 05/10/13