Calculating weekly average hours worked for part-time facultyThe 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. Click here for the Hours Worked Calculator Note: The weekly average hours does not include breaks in service calculations.
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
- [(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.