Appendix A: Pertinent Sections of the Workload Settlement Agreement

Pertinent Sections of the Workload Agreement25

1. This Agreement is applicable to all full‑time classroom teaching members of the instructional staff for undergraduate courses.26

2.*The annual undergraduate teaching contact hour** workload shall be as follows, it being understood that the term “undergraduate teaching contact hour workload” includes reassigned time assigned to the individual and approved in the college:

Title/ College 

Academic Year    2017-2018 

Academic Year 2018-2019 

Academic Year 2019-2020 

Academic Year 2020-2021 & thereafter 

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors 

(Senior Colleges) 


21 hours 


20 hours 


19 hours 


18 hours 

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors  

(Community Colleges) 


27 hours 


26 hours 


25 hours 


24 hours 

Instructors and Lecturers 


27 hours 


26 hours 


25 hours 


24 hours 

In order to avoid the loss of teaching hours due to difficulties in scheduling, the annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload shall be managed over a three-year period. The intent of this provision is to ensure that classroom contact hours not scheduled in one year because the courses assigned to the faculty member do not permit an exact correspondence with the stated workload may be scheduled in a subsequent year within the three-year period. Calculated over the three-year period, the average annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload of every faculty member shall equal the hours specified above.

The annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload of faculty in Substitute titles shall be three hours greater than the annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload stated herein for the equivalent rank.

*This provision does not apply to instructional situations involving supervision of students in other than organized classes: appropriate multiples in these and related areas shall be determined by the colleges based on past experience and practices.

**For purposes of this Agreement, an undergraduate teaching contact hour is defined as an organized class which meets at a regularly scheduled time during the semester, quarter or session for one fifty-minute period or its approved equivalent period.

3. (a) The concepts of Mode I and Mode II as defined in the opinion and Award in Case No. 1339- 0979-76, dated February 3, 1982, are inapplicable.

(b) In those colleges of the University which have a practice of contact hour multiples for specified
courses during the 1981 82 academic year, such practice may be continued.

(c) The parties agree that some degree of flexibility in terms of class size and in total student load will be required by the University for the purpose of implementing this Agreement.

(d) Other than as provided in Article 6 and Article 15.1 (d), (e) and (f) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, determination of the adjustment and assignment of reassigned time shall remain discretionary with the University both as to the amount of reassigned time and as to the identity of the individual member of the Instructional Staff to whom such reassigned time is granted.
25In the Memorandum of Agreement dated June 16, 2016, the University and the Professional Staff Congress (“PSC”) expressed a shared goal of reducing the annual undergraduate teaching contact hour workload for full-time classroom teaching members of the instructional staff by three (3) teaching contact hours. A plan for implementing the three (3) teaching contact hour reduction was agreed to by the parties on December 8, 2017. As of the Academic Year 2020-2021, the teaching contact hour workload reduction plan has been fully implemented as reflected above.

26The parties have agreed to a five-year pilot program beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year and continuing through the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, concerning Baruch College executive master's degree, dual master's degree and international executive degree master's degree cohort program.