Faculty Policies in the Faculty Handbook

College Addenda to Workload Guidelines

University of Nebraska at Kearney - 1994

The following are addenda, by College, to the UNK Faculty Workload Guidelines. They provide information and clarification on assignments unique to particular areas


See also:

College of Business and Technology

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
(Workload adjustments and reassigned the will be determined by the College Dean and the Department Chair and reported to the SVCAA)

Laboratory Courses

Department of Industrial Technology
Laboratory time that is essential will be included in regular contact hours scheduled for the class. Faculty loads are based on credit hours.

Department of Family Studies and Interior Design
Non-credit laboratory time up to 3 hours a week will be considered as part of the normal workload and no adjustment will be made to the normal workload of 11 to 13 contact hours.

Adjustments Requiring Approved Specific Guidelines

Department of Family Studies and Interior Design
Field Experience and Internship, when requiring significant effort, will come under the independent studies and thesis advising guidelines.

Department of Business Administration/Education
Reassigned time for the instructors teaching the methods classes will determined on a semester by semester basis in consideration of the student load.

Nebraska Safety Center
At the time the Nebraska Safety Center legislation, passed in 1978, UNK (KSC) administration promised to continue supporting the academic responsibility of the Center at a FTE level. Additional faculty have been added to provide for public service activities authorized in the legislation.

Instructor assignment to courses are based upon the 1.25 FTE continuation from the College of Business and Technology. Assignments to provide for full loads are made by the Director of the Nebraska Safety Center based upon projects conducted by Nebraska Safety Center faculty.

Director Load

Department of Business Administration/Education
Three credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Director of the Airway Science Programs.

Department of Economics
Three credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Director of the Center for Economic Education.

M.B.A. Program
Three credit hour reassigned load for the Director of the M.B.A. Program.

College of Education

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Non-Teaching Work Load:

College of Education: Six credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Director of Field Experiences

Department of Teacher Education: Six credit hour reassigned load each semester for Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education Transfer/Traditional Student Advisor
Six credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Assistant Department Chair of Teacher Education

Department of HPERLS: .49 FTE reassigned load each semester for the Coordinator of Recreation and Cushing Facilities
Three credit hour reassigned load each semester for Director of Athletic Training Program
Three credit hour reassigned load each semester for Director of Human Performance Lab and Wellness Program

Department of CDIS: Three credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Graduate Program Director
Up to three credit hour reassigned load each semester for the Clinic Coordinator

Student teaching/practicum/internship:

College of Education: Rule 20 sets standards for teaching loads at Nebraska institutions with teacher education programs as follows:

  • Maximum teaching load of 21 hours for any professional education faculty member who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses during an academic year
  • Maximum teaching load of 18 hours for any faculty member who teaches only graduate courses during an academic year
In keeping with these requirements, workload for supervision of student teaching at UNK will be considered as follows:
  • For faculty who teach 12 hours, two student teachers will count as 1.5 credit hour load.
  • For faculty who teach 9 hours, two student teachers will count as 2 credit hour load.

Concerning supervision of graduate teacher practicum:

  • Six (6) 3-hour practicum students will count as one full time student teacher.
  • Three (3) 6-hour practicum students will count as one full time student teacher.

Workload will be figured using guidelines for supervision for student teaching (see above).

Department of HPERLS:
Workload credit for laboratory instruction will normally be computed at a figure between 50% and 75% of contact hours
Six credit hour reassigned load each semester for Director of Internships/Practicums for Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Recreation & Park Management programs

Department of CDIS:
One credit hour assignment for 3 speech/language practicum clients
One credit hour assignment for 5 diagnostic practicum clients
One credit hour assignment for 3 clinic competency practicum clients
One credit hour assignment for 20 student credit hours of internship supervision

Department of Teacher Education:
One credit hour assignment for 20 student credit hours generated in the online post-baccalaureate professional sequence modules.

College of Natural and Social Sciences

COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
(Workload adjustments and reassigned time will be determined by the College Dean and the Department Chair and reported to the SVCAASL)

Laboratory Courses:

  1. Workload credit for laboratory instruction will normally be computed at a figure between 50% and 75% of contact hours. Workload assignments for multiple section laboratories may be based upon formulas recommended by the department chairperson and approved by the Dean, provided that the weighting falls within the 50% - 75% scheduled contact hours range.
  2. Workload credit for Faculty coordination of undergraduate laboratories to which teaching assistants have been assigned is computed at a figure between 25% and 33% of a workload hour for each scheduled lab section.

Practicums and Internships:
The Department Chair and the Dean will reassign Faculty load for directing student field and clinical experience. The following three levels of Faculty involvement will guide the reassignment of load:

Level 1: Arranging student field experience under the direct supervision of a non-faculty practitioner where scheduled class meetings supervised by faculty member are not required
Level 2: Arranging student field experience under the direct supervision of a non-faculty practitioner in which regularly scheduled group class meetings conducted by the faculty member are required.
Level 3: Direct supervision of a faculty practitioner of student clinical experience.


Social Work Program:
The field Placement Coordinator will receive 6 workload credit hours per semester for the duties of this position, to include teaching SOWK 480, SOWK 481, and SOWK 482.

College of Fine Arts and Humanities

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
(Workload adjustments and reassigned time will be determined by the College Dean and the Department Chair and reported to the SVCAASL)

Department of English

  1. Chair of the Graduate program has 3 hours per semester reassigned to those duties.
  2. Chair of the Composition program has 3 hours per semester reassigned to those duties.
  3. English 424, Teaching Secondary School English, will have reassigned time on a semester by semester basis in consideration of the student load.

Department Communication

  1. The Antelope advisor will have 6 hours per year reassigned to those duties.
  2. The KSCV-FM and KSTV advisors each will have 5 hours per year reassigned to those duties.
  3. Journalism writing, TV Production, Radio Production and Photography Labs count .5 for each hour taught.
  4. Internship coordinator will have reassigned time determined by the Chair and Dean in consideration of the numbers enrolled in Journalism/Mass Communications 475.

Department of Art and Art History

  1. Senior shows, independent studies and graduate thesis are normal load requirements for all faculty.
  2. Two (2) credit hour classes with extended instructional/studio time periods will be equated as three (3) credit hour classes.

Department of Music and Performing Arts

  1. Private instruction is calculated on the basis of three teaching hours equaling two hours of load credit. (Formula: 3 to 2)
  2. Load credit for directorship and administration of major performing organizations is assigned in accordance with the number of hours the group rehearses each week. (Formula: I teaching hour to I hour load credit)
  3. Technique classes including sight singing and ear training are calculated on the basis of three teaching hours equaling two hours of load credit. (Formula: 3 to 2)

Theatre Program

  1. Reassigned time for directing a theatre production is 3 hours.
  2. Design of production elements including scenery, lighting or costumes results in reassigned time of 3 hours.

Department of Modern Languages

  1. Classes meeting five hours per week including language labs receive load credit of four hours. (Formula: 5 to 4)
  2. Classes meeting three hours per week including language labs receive a load credit of two hours. (Formula: 3 to 2)

Philosophy Program

  1. Program Director has 3 hours reassigned to those duties.