Welfare Note: Definition of a Contact Hour

Section D 7.1.a of our CBA defines Teaching Faculty workload in terms of contact hours. In order to assist Faculty Members in clarifying the language in Section D 7.1.a., a contact hour is defined as “a regularly scheduled period of fifty minutes.” For example, a four contact hour course that meets daily would conduct class four times each week for a period of 50 minutes each class meeting.

As always, please read the CBA. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any member of the Welfare Committee.

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