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SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

Instructional Workload Protocols last updated August 15, 2011

A. Contact Hour Limits for SFA.

Table 1

Contact Hour (CH) Limits

Program/Area

Individual

Department/Program/Area

Art & Design

29

27

Art History

21

19

Music

28

26

Theatre History

21

19

Theatre-Production

36

34

 

B. Protocols

GENERAL

Internships: 0.13 CH/student
Concurrent Courses: count only once

Team Taught Courses: CH are split between the instructors proportionate to their share of the course.

Graduate Thesis Courses (SFA Plan B papers): Number of credits divided by 4 for each student registered.

Independent Study: 0.2 CH/SCH (maximum of 4 CH per faculty member per semester). SFA Practice: department routinely allows up to 5 students to enroll to study with each faculty member authorized to accept Independent Study students.

ART & DESIGN SPECIFIC

Studio (lecture/lab format) Courses:
3 cr = 230 min/week =  4.6 CH

4 cr = 303 min/week = 6 CH
Art 4899 1 cr = 3 CH

Seminars
Art 8903 Art teaching practicum = 60 min/week = 1.2 CH

MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC

50 minutes of class per week = 1 Contact Hour (CH)

Applied lessons

3 hours (180 minutes) of applied lesson teaching = 2 Contact Hours

Applied Study (1.5 clock hours = 1 CH)
1 cr = 30 min/week = 0.3 CH
3 cr = 60 min/week = 0.7 CH
piano: 2 cr = 45 min/week = 0.5 CH

Master Class/Group Lessons:
This is essentially a shared class. 1 CH divided by the number of faculty members responsible for the class.

Direction and Rehearsal of Large Ensembles:
(Bands, Orchestras, Choirs)
1 clock hour (60 minutes) = 1 CH to a maximum of 4 CH per ensemble per semester.

Rehearsal of Chamber Music Ensembles and Combos:
1 CH maximum per chamber ensemble or combo per semester.

Student Teacher Supervision:
0.45 CH for each student teacher supervised.

THEATRE DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC

Performance Courses: (Lecture-demonstration/lab)
50 minutes instruction = 1 CH
55 minutes instruction = 1.1 CH (Dance studio)
60 minutes instruction = 1.2 CH (Acting studio)

Design Courses:
50 minutes instruction = 1 CH
4 cr = 220 min/week = 4.4 CH

Practica:
1 cr = 150 min/week = 3 CH
2 cr = 300 min/week = 6 CH

Shared Course
For courses in which the instructors are both or all present during instruction, total CH shall not exceed the course credits by more than 50%.

Team Taught Courses:
Th 1099 Production Practicum 1 cr = 3 CH
Th 1199 Performance Practicum I 1 cr = 3 CH
Th 1699 Running Crew Practicum 2 cr = 6 CH
Th 3099 Theatre Practicum II 2 cr = 6 CH
Th 3699 Production Management 2 cr = 6 CH

FINE ARTS COURSES: FA 1300 & FA 5300
3 cr = 280 min/week = 5.6 CH

STUDENT TEACHING SPECIFIC

Supervision of one student teacher is assigned .67 CH to accommodate the time required to implement clinical supervision. For a student teacher placed more than 40 miles from UMD (or the Twin Cities), 1.00 CH will be assigned to accommodate travel time. For supervision of a
student teacher who has failed student teaching once and is attempting a second student teaching experience, .67 CH is assigned to accommodate the additional time and assistance which the supervisor must provide. For students who must repeat student teaching, the following applies:

0.67 CH if the student is placed within 40 miles of UMD or the Twin Cities;
1.11 CH if the student is placed beyond 40 miles from UMD or the Twin Cities.

Appropriate proration of CH for less than six visits per student shall be used.

Student Teaching classes are:

SpEd 5600
EdSe 4600
Educ 4650
ElEd 4600

3003

Tutor Training (2 cr). Course meets for one 100-minute session per week.

2

3004

SSP Tutor Practicum (1-2 cr). (1/2 CH per practicum section)

2-3

3007

SAFE Training (1 cr). Course meets for one 100-minute session per week for 7 1/2 weeks.

1

3008

SSP SAFE Practicum (1 cr). (1 CH per practicum section)

1-2