4.12 Workloads for Exempt Personnel


A. Full-time Teaching Faculty

1. Overall Load Responsibilities

a. Each full-time teaching faculty member has responsibilities to serve students, the division, and the College by providing instruction, assisting students, and engaging in professional growth/service and college/community service. These duties are described in the job descriptions for full-time instructors. The instructor shall regularly report these activities to the division director/supervisor according to a mutually agreeable process.

b. The College expects instructors to make a full-time professional commitment to Central Piedmont Community College. Accordingly, instructors will spend a minimum of thirty hours each week at an assigned teaching site or in direct service to the College and its students.

c. Corporate and Continuing Education and College and Career Readiness (CCR) instructors will spend a minimum of forty hours each week at an assigned teaching site or in direct service to the College and its students.

2. Instructional Responsibilities

a. Each teaching faculty member will be assigned a teaching load according to the length of contract and the types of courses taught. The division director/supervisor will assign schedules equitably to each member within the department. Schedules should be based on the needs of students and should take into account such factors as the size of the class, the number of different preparations, the difficulty of the teaching assignment, the locations of the classes, the qualifications and preferences of the instructor, the needs of the division, the type of evaluations required of students, and other appropriate considerations.

b. Individual teaching schedules may be adjusted upward or downward from one term to another to accommodate variations in enrollments and to meet other needs, such as approved College/division projects requiring responsibility equivalent to teaching a class or classes.

c. The division director/supervisor is responsible for monitoring the equity in teaching assignments within the division throughout the year and for reporting teaching schedules each semester to the appropriate dean for approval.

d. Standard Teaching Load for Curriculum Faculty

The standard teaching load for curriculum faculty is 36 load units per year for a 10-month contract.

e. The Calculation of the Curriculum Faculty Teaching Load

Each term the teaching load will be based upon load units calculated as follows:

Lecture/Lab per week (1 hour = 1 load unit)

Lecture classes with 50 students or fewer (1 hour = 1 load unit)

Lecture classes with 51 students or more (1 hour = 1.5 load units)

Clinical Coordination, Clinical Instruction, and Clinical Supervision are calculated based on the Allocation of Faculty Clinical Load Units.

Co-op per number of students (1 student = .60 load unit; maximum of 10 students per class)

At the beginning of spring semester, the College will compensate faculty for any load units accumulated in excess of the standard load.

f. Standard Teaching Load for CCR Faculty

The standard teaching load for regular classroom CCR faculty on a 10-month contract who are teaching a traditional class is 26-29 contact hours per week; the standard workload for CCR lab instructors on a 10-month contract is 30-36 contact hours per week in the laboratory with students.

g. Standard Teaching Load for Corporate and Continuing Education Faculty

The standard teaching load for Corporate and Continuing Education faculty is 24-32 contact hours per week. Corporate and Continuing Education workloads will be averaged on an annual basis.

h. Mixed Workloads

Division directors/supervisors may assign workloads that mix curriculum, CCR, and Corporate and Continuing Education instruction. Classes will be equated according to the following definitions and formulas:

Type A CCR/Continuing Education Class = 1.50 curriculum load units

In Type A classes, the instructor conducts needs assessment, develops customized course materials, meets with possible clients, and teaches the class.

Type B CCR/Continuing Education Class = 1.25 curriculum load units

In Type B classes, the instructor develops a course based on existing units, updates materials to meet client needs, meets clients, and teaches the class.

Type C CCR/Continuing Education Class = .75 curriculum load units

In Type C classes, the instructor teaches an existing course (lecture/lab) and no prior meetings are necessary.

3. Accessibility Responsibilities

a. Each teaching faculty member will schedule and maintain office hours in appropriate locations (e.g., office, lab, studio).

b. At the beginning of each term, curriculum instructors shall post the minimum thirty-hour professional commitment (including the class schedule, locations, and office hours) at their work site(s), e-Directory, and with the division director.

c. At the beginning of each term, continuing education and CCR instructors shall post the minimum forty-hour professional commitment (including the class schedule, locations, and office hours) at their work site(s), on the e-Directory, and with their supervisor.

d. When the instructor cannot meet the scheduled hours, the instructor should notify the division director/supervisor or secretary as soon as possible and post appropriate notice.

B. Division Directors in Academic Affairs

Division directors in Academic Affairs maintain a standard minimum full-time load of 40 hours per week. As a part of this workload, division directors will teach a minimum of 6 load units per fiscal year. These load units may be taught during any term, at the individual division director's discretion.

C. Other Exempt Personnel

The standard minimum full-time load for other exempt personnel is 40 hours per week. Job responsibilities may require additional hours per week. Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay except as in E. Overload Assignment.

D. Workday Provisions

When special professional experience and/or expertise is required or when scheduling demands, the assigned workday of an exempt employee may be adjusted to include evening or weekend assignments and/or assignments at other sites. However, administrators will make every attempt to limit assignments to five contiguous days except in extraordinary circumstances.

E. Overload Assignments

To ensure that course quality and integrity remains high and that other required duties and responsibilities are met, the College has an interest in ensuring that faculty does not take on an excessive amount of work. Overload in moderation for capable and willing full-time faculty can offer an advantage for students, including continuity in course content and full-time faculty availability to students.

Full-time faculty may request overload, but overload cannot be assumed. Faculty overload is in excess of, not part of, the minimum 30-hour workweek and includes additional office hours to accommodate required service to students. Any full-time faculty member may be granted an overload based upon the following conditions:

1. Student need

2. The availability of qualified part-time instructors

3. The performance ranking of the faculty member and judgment of the division director/supervisor

a. Meets credentialing requirements of the program/course

b. Achieves a minimum overall evaluation of “Meets Expectations” on the most recent Performance Development Plan

4. The willingness of the faculty member

Because of the great diversity of teaching methods, credit hour values per course, and duration of courses, overload will be measured in contact hours per semester for fall and spring semesters for 10-month faculty and fall, spring, and summer semesters for 12-month faculty. The total overload shall be no more than two courses, not to exceed 10 weekly contact hours, per semester. Any exceptions will require the written approval of the appropriate dean.

Changes approved by Cabinet on June 13, 2011; January 5, 2015
Updated on January 26, 2005; January 18, 2007; February 21, 2008