Administrative Offices
Office of Academic Affairs

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Load

Adjunct faculty teaching loads cannot exceed any of the following limits:

  • 9 credit hours per semester
  • 4 credit hours for the entire summer session

Courses taught at any IU campus count toward these limits. Thus, an adjunct faculty member teaching 3 credit hours at IUPUI and 6 credit hours at IUK in the same semester would have reached their limit for that semester.

There is no cumulative limit: limits only apply to each semester or the summer.

(January, 2018)