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Lecturer Placement Criteria for Community Colleges

 

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STEP A:

  1. Lecturers who have taught fewer than 75 semester hour credits in the University of Hawaii System (CC. UHM. UH Hilo. West Oahu. CCECS and Summer Session).*

STEP B:

  1. Lecturers who have taught at least 75 semester hour credits in the University of Hawaii System (CC, UHM. UH Hilo. West Oahu. CCECS and Summer Session).* OR
  2. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis, as justified by the campus and approved by the Chancellor for Community Colleges or Designee. Exceptions could be made for "distinguished" lecturers or to respond to marketplace problems. Regarding marketplace, a study will be made and a class action taken across the community college campuses.

STEP C:

  1. Lecturers who have taught at least 150 semester hour credits in the University of Hawaii System (CC, UHM, UH Hilo, West Oahu. CCECS and Summer Session).* OR
  2. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis as justified by the campus and approved by the Chancellor for Community Colleges or Designee. Exceptions could be made for "distinguished" lecturers or to respond to marketplace problems. Regarding marketplace. a study will be made and a class action taken across the community college campuses.

NOTES

a) Lecturers with Ph.D. (for vocational fields. other appropriate advanced degree or certificate). 25 additional credits will be allocated toward credit accumulation.

b) Up to a maximum of 25 semester hour credits taught at accredited postsecondary institutions other than the University. of Hawaii System will be allocated toward credit accumulation.

c) Lecturers paid on a credit equivalency basis for non-instructional duties will receive credit toward step placement.


Guidelines to Count Lecturer Credits (last updated October, 1993)

Purpose: Provide general guidelines to count credits for lecturers who have taught at accredited institutions for purposes of Lecturer Step Placement.

Activity Credits
Teaching at unaccredited institutions None
Teaching as lecturer by semester Credits taught
Teaching as lecturer by trimester Credits taught
Teaching as lecturer by quarter Credits taught converted to semester credits - (quarter credits x 2/3)
Teaching at foreign institutions Only if institution is U.S. accredited by a regionally accrediting association such as WASC. Credits taught. convened if appropriate.
Teaching as full-time, academically ranked (or % FTE) instructor Credits computed at 15 credits per semester (or % of 15 credits per semester). Convened as above.
Non-teaching activities None unless paid on a credit equivalency basis on the official personnel action form.
Elementary school teaching None
Secondary school teaching None
Secondary school teaching Equivalencies· to be established for Developmental Studies lecturers ONLY
(1 year=25 credits)
Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant)

None, unless the teaching assistant had full documentable course responsibilities, including teaching classes, planning projects and assignments, constructing tests, and evaluating students.

Volunteer/Adjunct None
Non-credit teaching None

 

 

 

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