Step Placement Update serves to apply for increases in lecturer step placement (A, B, C) and document that a lecturer meets the criteria for an increase in step. Lecturers are responsible for determining when it is appropriate to apply for a step update.
a) Lecturers with Ph.D. (for vocational fields. 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.
Purpose: Provide general guidelines to count credits for lecturers who have taught at accredited institutions for purposes of Lecturer Step Placement.
|Teaching at unaccredited institutions||None|
|Teaching as lecturer by semester||Credits taught|
|Teaching as lecturer by trimester||Credits taught|
|Teaching as lecturer by quarter||Credits taught converted to semester credits - (quarter credits x 2/3)|
|Teaching at foreign institutions||Only if institution is U.S. accredited by a regionally accrediting association such as WASC. Credits taught. Convened if appropriate.|
|Teaching as full-time, academically ranked (or % FTE) instructor||Credits computed at 15 credits per semester (or % of 15 credits per semester). Convened as above.|
|Non-teaching activities||None unless paid on a credit equivalency basis on the official personnel action form.|
|Elementary school teaching||None|
|Secondary school teaching||None|
|Secondary school teaching||Equivalencies· 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.
(last updated October, 1993)