Teaching Load Guidelines

The teaching load at Middlebury College is specified as an average of 4.5 courses per year. Chairs have some flexibility in distributing teaching loads equitably among their department members so that each full-time faculty member teaches an average of 4.5 course preparations, 18 contact hours, and 90 enrolled students per academic year, as averaged over 4 years. Faculty whose teaching load falls outside of these guidelines are expected to work with the chair of the department, the dean of the faculty, and VPAA to chart a future teaching trajectory that is consistent with these guidelines. See specific guidelines on the Academic Administration webpage.