Work schedule guidelines
Over the past year, MCC has been striving to ensure that adjuncts and part-time non-exempt (hourly) staff adhere to the College's operating guidelines governing the hiring and use of part-time temporary employees. With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, we would like to remind everyone to be mindful of these guidelines as schedules are prepared.
At MCC, adjuncts are considered exempt employees, and their pay is based on the number of credit hours they teach. A formula was developed to convert ECH into hours at the rate of 2.12 hours per ECH. For example, a 4.5 ECH class would equal 9.54 hours per week. With this in mind, the maximum quarterly teaching load for an adjunct would be 13.5 ECH (28.62 hours per week). If, however, an adjunct is also working in another capacity at the College, those hours must be included in the weekly total, which would impact the number of available teaching hours. In a nutshell, the rules are:
- Part-time non-exempt temporary (hourly paid): 17–20 hours per week with 20 being the maximum
- Adjunct faculty: The ECH has to be converted to hours (see explanation above). Adjuncts are allowed 29 hours per week.
- Multiple appointments – Those employees who hold a part-time temporary non-exempt (hourly) appointment and also an adjunct appointment can work a total of 29 hours a week, but the hour maximum has to include both the teaching assignment and the hourly work. Furthermore, these employees can only work the 29 hours if they have a current teaching assignment. In other words, if a person has both appointments — teaching and hourly — but is only working in the hourly appointment, he/she reverts back to the 20 hours per week limit.
If you have any questions about hours, feel free to discuss them with your supervisor.