5.6.3 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Load and Working Hours

Revised: October 1, 2012, October 1, 2016

Adjunct faculty contracts are offered on a semester basis. Pay rates are based on credentials and weekly contact hours for each course according to the NCCCS Combined Course Library. One contact hour is equivalent to 2.25 work hours. Calculated total work hours include one office hour per course section per week. The maximum number of contact hours for which an adjunct faculty member may be contracted each semester is 12 contact hours. Exceptions may be made for extraordinary circumstances and must be approved by the Dean of Instruction, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice President of Human Resources. Contracts are subject to sufficient enrollment and are not guaranteed semester to semester.

Policies and procedures related to performance and evaluation can be found in Procedure 3.3.1.

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