Full-Time Faculty Teaching Load

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Full-time NYIT faculty are obligated to teach between eight (8) and ten (10) courses per year over all available semesters as determined by the NYIT Provost and the Academic Dean in charge of the relevant program and administered locally by the Executive Director/Campus Dean working with the program administrators. Overload classes, those in excess of the contractual courses, are paid at the same rate as for part-time faculty. Assistant Deans are given reduction in teaching loads from their respective school deans in New York after consultation with and agreement of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Tutorials are not counted toward teaching load (with the exception of an uncompleted yearly workload) and are limited to two tutorial courses per term. Visiting faculty members are governed by the contract under which they are originally hired and, according to these contracts, their teaching at a global campus may count toward their contract load or as overload.

Abu Dhabi Campus

The base teaching load for full-time NYIT faculty members is eight (8) courses during an academic year (includes fall, spring, and summer) as determined by their academic supervisor. Tutorials are not counted toward teaching load. However, exceptions can be made if the annual course teaching load is not met with regular courses as recommended to the academic dean by the executive director/campus dean after consultation with the Academic Council.

  • Completion of the base load (including release time, if any) is done with eight 3-credit courses, or with the equivalent of 24 credits/year.
  • Reductions in the base load can be granted by school deans in New York for administrative appointments, research, or other specific tasks after consultation with, and approval of, the Provost and Vice President for academic affairs.
  • Additions to the final actual load (base load minus reductions) take the form of "overload" teaching which is governed by section 3.10.2. It is understood that overload teaching should not be systematic, but scheduled only to address emergency situations.

Load requirements for full-time faculty visiting from another NYIT campus are governed by the contract under which they were hired. Depending on the terms of that contract, their teaching at a global campus may count either toward their base load or as overload.