Department of Kinesiology

Workload Model - Instructional Academic Staff


(Approved by the Executive Committee October 8, 2010)

Workload Unit Allocations

An annual full-time (9 month) workload is 24 units. Units are assigned using the following model:

Instruction (units are for one semester or equivalent length courses):

Lecture: 1 contact hour = 1 unit of load; Courses with less than 12 students may be adjusted to fewer units of load after review; Sections with more than 45 students (assumes course is taught without support of GTA or Reader) will be weighted as follows:

  • 46-60 students: 1 contact hour = 1.5 units of load
  • 60 + students: 1 contact hour = 2 units of load
Lab/Discussion/Activity Courses:

1 contact hour = .75 unit of load; Lab sections with less than 8 students may be adjusted to fewer units of load after review


Undergraduate Field Experience/Work Courses:

1 contact hour = 1 unit of load; an additional unit of load may be awarded for establishing/supervising field experience/work site


Internship Course:

5 units of load are assigned for supervision and evaluation of internship placement sites


Administration (units are for one academic year):

Undergraduate Coordinator: 6 units of load


Clinical Coordinator (Establishment of sites and coordinates necessary contracts and program memoranda, coordinates student background checks, coordinates student placement):
3 - 6 units of load dependent upon number of students and majors/submajor

Administrative Assistant to Chair:
1 - 6 units of load dependent upon assigned duties


Research/Scholarship:

Upon submission of a Scholarship Plan (no later than January 31 of each calendar year), and with approval of their respective Program Director & Executive Committee, instructional academic staff may be awarded 0.50 – 1.50 units per year to focus on scholarship activities related to their teaching responsibilities.


Service:

The expectation of staff is that they be actively engaged in governance and unpaid professional service at the Department, College, University, and/or professional levels. As such, each full-time staff member will receive 1.5 workload credits per year to engage in service. Staff members with less than full-time appointments will meet service expectations proportional to percent appointment.