Faculty Load

The faculty load is covered under Article XII of the State Master Contract.  The basic academic year teaching load is 24 teaching credit hours. All overload is voluntary, and overload rates are paid for all voluntary teaching assignments beyond 24 teaching credit hours. No faculty member may be assigned more than 15 teaching credit hours per semester within load.  A teaching   assignment may not require more than three different course preparations in any semester.  Voluntary teaching assignments for extra compensation in any academic year shall not exceed 6 semester hours or 2 courses, whichever is greater. This applies to normal semesters only, not to summer or any intersession. Overload compensation is negotiable and the amount is delineated under Article XII of the State Master Contract.

Below are the Overload Rates for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014:

Rank Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Full Professor, Associate,
Librarian I
$1,350 $1,400
     
Assistant Prof., Instructor,
Librarian II, Librarian III
$1,300 $1,350
     
Professional Staff $1,300 $1,350

Teaching load may not exceed six semester hours during the May/June six-week period ending June 30.  Also, faculty teaching load is limited to one (1) three-semester-hour course taught in the three-week pre-session or one (1) four-semester-hour course taught in the four-week pre-session during May/June and one (1) three-semester-hour course taught in the three-week post-session in August.

In addition, up to four courses may be taught, to a maximum of ten (10) semester hours within the four-course limitation, over any combination of the remaining sessions that extend beyond the May/June six-week period ending June 30.  No more than five (5) semester hours may be taught within any four-week session.

Within the above stipulations, department chairpersons are eligible to teach a maximum of three courses (a maximum of 12 semester hours within the three course limitation) across the entire summer.

Adjunct faculty who do not hold full-time positions elsewhere may teach a maximum of 12 semester hours in an academic year.  The Fall 2013 adjunct compensation rate is $1,225 per semester hour for Adjuncts who have taught 1 to 15 semesters at Montclair State; $1,275 per semester hour for Adjuncts who have taught 16 or more semesters at MSU. The Spring 2014 adjunct compensation rate is $1,250 per semester hour for Adjuncts who have taught 1 to 15 semesters at Montclair State; $1,300 per semester hour for Adjuncts who have taught 16 or more semesters at MSU.

 

The following is a summary of the faculty load assignment practices. This has been past practice.


1. INDEPENDENT STUDY**

 

Semester Hours

Undergrad. Independent Study Course Rate

Graduate Independent Study Course Rate

1

.05 tch.

.08 tch.

2

.09 tch.

.16 tch.

3

.14 tch.

.25 tch.

4

.19 tch.

.33 tch.


The Summer Sessions salary rate for independent study assignments is $50 for each three student semester hours generated.

A faculty member may not supervise more than 18 independent study students during Summer Sessions. No additional compensation will be allowed for independent study conducted during the summer for courses that are part of the regular schedule for that summer.



2. GRADUATE PROJECTS AND/OR THESIS**

4 students = 1 TCH
Thesis supervision paid $100 per individual student

3. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION**

7 visits - 1 TCH
During Summer Sessions: 1 semester hour salary at the current Summer Sessions rate for every 3.5 students supervised

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4. STUDENT TEACHING**

3 visits and mentoring - .43 TCH per student for subject matter supervisors
6 visits and mentoring - .86 TCH per student teacher for early childhood and elementary supervisors
The supervisor is to make a minimum of 3 visits per semester per student teacher

5. LABORATORIES, STUDIO, PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY**

Faculty member receives .67 TCH/contact hour

6. MUSIC LESSONS - PRIVATE**

On Load
15 one-hour Primary Lessons      -    .67 TCH
15 half-hour Secondary Lessons   -   .33 TCH

*TCH--Teaching Credit Hours
**Items have been negotiated at the local level. These items represent agreements between the University and the Union.

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