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Lecturer Placement Criteria for Community Colleges

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Forms

Forms are due by March 15 for Fall semester update and by October 15 for Spring semester update.

Step placement for Fall and Spring semesters will be based on information on file by the deadlines specified above.


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. (or 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.

ActivityCredits
Teaching at unaccredited institutionsNone
Teaching as lecturer by semesterCredits taught
Teaching as lecturer by trimesterCredits taught
Teaching as lecturer by quarterCredits taught converted to semester credits - (quarter credits x 2/3)
Teaching at foreign institutionsOnly if institution is U.S. accredited by a regionally accrediting association such as WASC. Credits taught, converted if appropriate.
Teaching as full-time, academically ranked (or % FTE) instructorCredits computed at 15 credits per semester (or % of 15 credits per semester). Converted as above.
Non-teaching activitiesNo credit (except that curriculum development activities are creditable if paid on a credit basis on the official personnel action form).
Elementary school teachingNone
High school teachingNone
Secondary school teachingEquivalencies· 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/AdjunctNone
Non-credit teachingNone