Faculty workload is 12 credit hours/regular semester for PhD holders, and 15 credit hours/regular semester for master’s degree holders.
In exceptional circumstances where teaching assignments in excess of the above (overloads) are unavoidable, faculty must be compensated. In these exceptional circumstances where teaching assignments in excess of the above requirements (overloads) are inevitable, they require Vice President prior approval before beginning teaching and are either compensated through reduced teaching assignments in the next regular semester or compensated financially based on adjunct remuneration rate.
Any allocation of teaching, supervision, internships, or independent study courses (and according to CAA 2019 standards) beyond the 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester shall be calculated on an annual basis and compensated financially according to the faculty workload calculation.
Workload assignments provide for a release time as follows:
Three (3) credit hours per semester for Head of General Education/ Department Chairs (if post avail).
Three (3) credit hours per semester for Vice Dean / Dean Assistant (if post avail).
Six (6) credit hours per semester for Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation.
Six (6) credit hours per semester for deans.
Six (6) credit hours per semester for Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Nine (9) credit hours per semester for Vice President.
If any of the above (from A – E) had a teaching load within his/her release time, then his/her teaching will not be considered as overload, unless he/she teaches more than 12 credit hours/regular semester.
Deans/Program Heads are responsible to allocate teaching load to the faculty during the academic year, in case of any under load credits, this can be covered during summer.
Overload (overtime) payment for summer courses will be for any course exceeding 24 total credit hours taught in the preceding year.
AFU adheres to the following maxima with regard to faculty workload assignments:
30 credit hours or equivalent per academic year, including the summer period (typically no more than 15 credit hours per semester) for non- terminal degree holders (Master’s Degree) teaching in the General Education component of programs.
24 credit hours or equivalent per academic year, including the summer period (typically no more than 12 credit hours per semester) for faculty members with terminal degrees teaching in undergraduate programs. If exemption is granted by the CAA to allow faculty without a terminal degree to teach major courses, the limit of 24 credit hours will be applied to this faculty.
18 credit hours or equivalent per academic year, for faculty only teaching in graduate programs, or pro-rata for faculty teaching a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses.
6 credit hours, or equivalent, per semester for part-time faculty.
Workload remains the same regardless the mode of delivery, i.e. Face- to-Face, e-learning, blended, …
Teaching during summer term cannot be mandated for faculty.