Calculating weekly average hours worked for part-time faculty
The hour equivalency method is used to credit hours of service for part-time faculty members who are compensated on the basis of the number of courses or credit hours assigned per semester.
The faculty member is credited with working 2.67 hours per week for each credit hour taught over the full semester.
- The weekly average hours does not include breaks in service calculations.
- Part-time faculty hours are calculated based on the beginning of the pay period containing the course start date and the end of the pay period containing the course end date.
Examples of the hour equivalency calculations: Accordion Closed
If a part-time faculty member is teaching three credit hours for the full 15-week semester, the work hours per week is 8.01.
- [(3 credit hours x 2.67) * (standard 15 weeks ÷ 15 weeks of actual teaching)] = 8.01
If a part-time faculty member is teaching three credit hours for 10 weeks in a standard 15-week semester, the work hours per week is 12.02.
- [(3 credit hours x 2.67) * (standard 15 weeks ÷ 10 weeks of actual teaching)] = 12.02
Hour Equivalency Chart Accordion Closed
For example, if you are going to teach 8 credit hours for 8 weeks, your weekly hours will be 40.05 hours per week.