PPM 61-310 Full-Time Faculty Job Duties (Policy) on www.olc.edu

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A.   Full-time faculty salaries cover 20 pay periods per annum.  Faculty may be 
awarded contracts from 1, 3 or 5 years based upon the recommendation of the Faculty 
Review Committee and final approval.

Employment begins two weeks before the fall semester and ends one week after spring 
semester.  The term of duty ends at the end of make-up week provided final grades are 

B.   Standard Load:

1.   Teaching:  The standard load for full-time faculty at OLC will be: Five courses (15 credits) 
per semester with one preparation, or four courses (12 credits) per semester with two but not 
more than three preparations.
The nine-hour class, Ed 489 - Student Teaching, counts towards six (6) hours of a faculty

2.   Preparation:   Faculty are expected to prepare 1-2 hours for every credit hour taught.

3.   Faculty are expected to serve on a least one OLC standing committee

4.   Faculty are expected to attend all staff and academic department meetings at Piya Wiconi, 
on Fridays, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, unless an alternate schedule or leave has been approved 
by the Department Chair.

5.   Faculty are expected to keep office hours for all classes taught with a minimum of one hour 
per week per course in the district where the course is taught. 

6.   Faculty are expected to serve as academic advisors during registration. Academic 
advising which is connected with the registration process shall be managed as follows:

a.   Faculty are assigned each semester, either to a specific district or to specific advising 
duties by the chair of her/his academic department each semester.

b.   Faculty will work as academic program advisors during registration week as assigned by 
the chair of her/her academic department.

c.   Faculty will provide academic program advising during pre-registration and at least three 
hours in one or more of the districts where they facilitate courses as approved by their 
academic department chair. All full time faculty will submit advising logs to the chair of their 
department by the end of the semester.

7.   In the event of an underload, as defined in B. 1. above, the faculty and her/his academic 
department chair will negotiate alternate duties. A schedule for all faculty will be published each 

8.   Time Keeping:
For non-class periods at the beginning and end of each semester, faculty will work eight hours 
per day, but not more than forty hours per week or as alternatively assigned.

9.    Make-up Classes:
Instructors will hold 15 class sessions or equivalent and make-up any missed class

10.    Instructors' Office Scheduling (Policy from 73-012)
The Chair of each department shall determine faculty office schedule according to the needs of 
the department except:

a.   Faculty will be scheduled to an office site or sites as negotiated with the chair.

b.   Faculty will be present for all scheduled department and college meetings and at assigned 
committee meetings unless on approved leave.

11.   Assessment and Departmental Responsibilities:

a.   Faculty will participate in development and modification of a master
syllabus for each course taught or as assigned by the chair.

b.   Faculty will conduct assessment of student learning as guided by college policy and 

c.   Faculty will develop, implement and assess Departmental Institutional Effectiveness Plans.

d.   Faculty will assist in the approval and evaluation of adjunct faculty as appropriate. Be 
available to mentor adjunct and full time faculty.

e.   Faculty will be available to mentor students.

f.   Faculty will assist in recruitment and retention of students.
g.   All full time and adjunct faculty will submit attendance on a weekly basis. 

C.     Evaluation:

Each Faculty member will develop and submit a work plan that is submitted to her/his 
academic department chair (WEF).

1.   Faculty work plans will consider teaching service to the OLC community, and scholarship 
to be finalized by the end of the fall semester each year covering the following spring and fall 

2.   Faculty work plans should lay out establish achievable goals including, but not limited to 
anticipated teaching schedule, service expectations, professional development, and means of 
contributing to the mission of OLC.

3.   Faculty will complete a summative evaluation of goals achieved by the end of the fall 
semester in conjunction with development of the next year’s work plan and submit it to for 
review and comment by the end of the fall semester.

D.   Overload:

If a faculty member teaches courses over and above the standard load, (see above) the
full-time faculty member will receive adjunct faculty pay per credit hour. Full-
time faculty will be limited to one three-credit overload per semester unless
approved by the Vice President of Instruction.

E.   Summer School:

Summer session instructor’s pay scale will be determined as follows: Instructors will be paid
at the hourly rate stated in their contract using the following formula:

Hourly rate x (total contract hours + total preparation hours)

Preparation Hours: two hours of preparation time for each contract hour taught.

Example:  A faculty member who earns $12 per hour (contract rate) would be paid the 
following for a three-credit hour course:

$12 x (45 contract hours + 90 preparation hours)

$12 x (135 hours) = $1,620.00

Scheduling for summer school must consider preparation hours as well as contract hours when 
determining payment for total class length.

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