Article 15: Workload

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15.1 Workload for classroom teaching members of the Instructional Staff, excluding teachers in the Hunter College Elementary and High Schools and Early Childhood Centers:

(a) The academic work year shall be from September 1 through August 31 inclusive of annual leave as currently provided in Article 14. Except for such periods of annual leave, classroom teaching members of the Instructional Staff shall be available for assignment to professional activities.

(b) Employees on the teaching staff of the City University of New York shall not be required to teach an excessive number of contact hours, assume an excessive student load, or be assigned an unreasonable schedule, it being recognized by the parties that the teaching staff has the obligation, among others, to be available to students, to assume normal committee assignments, and to engage in research* and community service.
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*It is understood that Lecturers and Teachers in the Hunter College Campus School shall not be required to have a research commitment.

(c) The annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload is governed by the Workload Settlement Agreement, pertinent sections of which are attached as Appendix A to this Agreement.

(d) 1. Effective October 31, 2002, untenured Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors, except faculty librarians and faculty counselors, who are initially appointed on or after September 1, 2002 and before September 1, 2006, will receive a total of 12 contact hours of reassigned time during their first three (3) annual appointments in order to engage in scholarly and/or creative activities related to their academic disciplines. Assignment of such reassigned time will be made by the college pursuant to guidelines designed to encourage scholarship.

2. Effective September 1, 2006, untenured Assistant Professors, untenured Associate Professors and untenured Professors employed as faculty counselors or as faculty librarians who were initially appointed to those titles on September 1, 2002, September 1, 2003, September 1, 2004, or September 1, 2005 and who continue in active pay status will receive the equivalent of 12 contact hours of reassigned time to be used during the 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 academic years, regardless of tenure status, in order to engage in scholarly and/or creative activities related to their academic disciplines. Assignment of such reassigned time will be made by the college pursuant to guidelines designed to encourage scholarship.

(e) Effective September 1, 2006, untenured Assistant Professors, untenured Associate Professors and untenured Professors (including those employed as faculty counselors or as faculty librarians) who receive an initial appointment to a professorial title on or after September 1, 2006 will receive twenty-four (24) contact hours of reassigned time (inclusive of the reassigned time provided for in 15.1 (d) (1) above), to be used during their first five (5) annual appointments, in order to engage in scholarly and/or creative activities related to their academic disciplines. Assignment of such reassigned time will be made by the college pursuant to guidelines designed to encourage scholarship.

(f) For the purpose of calculating the reassigned time provided in paragraphs (d) (2) and (e) above to untenured Assistant Professors, untenured Associate Professors and untenured Professors employed as faculty counselors or as faculty librarians, 12 contact hours shall be equivalent to the number of clock hours that would be necessary to provide full reassigned time to a faculty counselor or a faculty librarian for 15 weeks. Assignment of such reassigned time will be made by the college pursuant to guidelines designed to encourage scholarship.

15.2 Workload for part‑time members of the Instructional Staff:

It is understood that Lecturers and Teachers in the Hunter College Campus School shall not be required to have a research commitment.

(a) A person appointed to an Adjunct title is not a full‑time employee of The City University of New York. Employment in an adjunct position or a combination of adjunct positions shall not constitute a full‑time position. Adjunct Lecturers or Adjuncts in other titles, excluding Graduate Assistants, shall not be assigned a total of more than nine (9) classroom contact hours during a semester in one unit of The City University of New York. In addition, such adjunct may be employed to teach a maximum of one course of not more than six (6) hours during a semester at another unit of The City University of New York.

(b) Adjunct Professors, Adjunct Associate Professors, Adjunct Assistant Professors, Adjunct Instructors and Adjunct Lecturers who are assigned a teaching workload of six (6) or more contact hours at the same college, will be paid at the appropriate teaching adjunct rate of pay for one (1) additional hour per week in order to engage in professional assignments related to their academic responsibilities, such as office hours, professional development, participation in campus activities and training. It is understood that the professional hours for adjuncts provided herein shall not be counted toward the maximum adjunct teaching hours in section 15.2 of this Agreement. This provision does not apply to full-time instructional staff who teach a course as a multiple position.

15.3 Workload for Graduate Assistant:

Graduate Assistant A

Graduate students holding the title of Graduate Assistant A shall have an assignment of a maximum of 240 contact teaching hours or 450 hours of non‑teaching assignments during the work year.

Graduate Assistant B

Graduate students holding the title of Graduate Assistant B shall have an assignment of a maximum of 120 classroom teaching hours or 225 hours of non‑teaching assignments in the B title during the work year. If a Graduate Assistant B also holds an adjunct or other hourly position, his or her total combined assignment may not exceed 240 contact teaching hours or 450 hours of non‑teaching assignment during the work year.

Graduate Assistant C

Graduate students holding the title Graduate Assistant C shall have an assignment of a maximum of 180 classroom teaching hours during the work year. If a Graduate Assistant C also holds an Adjunct teaching position, his or her total combined assignment may not exceed 270 contact teaching hours during the work year.

15.4 Workload for non‑classroom members of the Instructional Staff, including members of the Instructional Staff assigned to the libraries, Student Personnel Staff, Counselors, HEOs, Registrars, College Laboratory Technicians and Research Assistants:

The work year shall be September 1 through August 31, including periods of annual leave as provided in Article 14. (Except for periods of annual leave as provided in Article 14, student personnel staff, counselors and library staff, in academic titles, shall be available for assignment.)

(a) Effective August 25, 2006, all members of the Instructional Staff assigned as Counselors or to other student personnel assignments, except those in the Higher Education Officer series, shall have a workweek of thirty (30) hours as assigned.

(b) All other members of the non‑classroom Instructional Staff, shall have a workweek of thirty‑five (35) hours as assigned.

This workweek is to be scheduled in not more than five days in any week for employees in the College Laboratory Technician series.

Employees assigned to a non‑air-conditioned facility shall end their work day one hour earlier than scheduled commencing on the Monday following the Spring commencement through August 29 of that year.

(c) Employees on the non‑classroom Instructional Staff of the City University of New York shall not be required to work an excessive number of hours, or be assigned an unreasonable schedule, it being recognized by the parties that members of the staff have the obligation to perform their responsibilities in keeping with the proper staffing of the day session, evening session, summer session, extension divisions and special programs of the University.

(d) It is understood that split schedules do not meet the definition of a reasonable schedule. A split schedule is a schedule in which the hours assigned are not consecutive except for meal periods.

(e) There shall be a labor management committee on each campus with two members designated by the President and two members designated by the PSC Chair to convene as needed to review complaints from instructional staff in College Laboratory Technician series titles concerning their workload and to make non-binding recommendations concerning these complaints to the President.

(f) There will be a labor management committee on each campus composed of two members designated by the President of the College and two members designated by the PSC to hear concerns from individual employees in the Higher Education Officer series concerning workload. The Committee, as appropriate, may make non-binding recommendations to the President. The Committee also may consider requests from an individual member of the Higher Education Officer series for a reclassification of his/her position. If the Committee deems such a request to have merit, it will refer the matter for consideration to the HEO Screening Committee.

15.5 Multiple Positions

Each faculty member must comply with the Board's rules and regulations pertaining to multiple positions or additional occupations or employment either within the University or outside of the University whether or not the faculty member receives any compensation in such additional occupation or employment.