A. Teaching Conditions
1. Class Size
a. In consultation with the teach, the Chair sets enrollment in all courses (except for common courses) numbered higher than 199. b. On-line course delivery. The enrollment caps in online courses are different from the enrollment caps in other courses. The ideal cap in online ENG 104, 108, and 210 is 15. For the present, the enrollment cap in online ENG 104 and 108 shall be 20; the online enrollment in ENG 210 shall be limited to 23. Enrollment caps for online courses include overflow seat. c. Enrollment in composition will be capped at 22 for regular sections and 20 for developmental sections. No overload in composition classes will be allowed for any reason if course caps are 25 and 22 respectively. d. Enrollment in literature courses should be capped at 25 following MLA guidelines.
2. Overload courses
Members will be given the opportunity to teach intersession, winter session, and summer courses before Departmental Adjuncts are given the opportunity to teach these courses. Courses not claimed by Members of Departmental Adjuncts are subject to cancellation.
3. Consent to enroll
All enrollments over the maximum enrollment number, including overflow seats, shall require both the Chair's and the instructor's approval.
B. Common Courses
1. The following English courses are common courses: ENG 100, ENG 104, ENG 108, ENG 210, and ENG 220. Individual teachers are free to select the textbooks (including the handbooks) for these courses. 2. The following foreign language courses are common courses: FRE 102, FRE 112, FRE 202, FRE 212, GER 102, GER 112, GER 212, SPA 102, SPA 112, SPA 202 and SPA 212. Teachers will use a common textbook (including workbook and laboratory manual) selected by consensus for each one of these courses.
C. Course Substitutions
1. A course may not be substituted for another course unless the two courses are similar in content and level. In general, 300-level courses may not be substituted for a 400-level course. 2. A request for a course substitution from another college must be accompanied by a course description and syllabus. 3. All substitutions must have the advisor's consent and signature on the form. An advisor should seek input from a recent instructor of the course. 4. The advisor will share any input with the Chair. The Chair (or the Foreign Language Coordinator) has the responsibility of approval of course substitutions. 5. At the beginning of the fall semester (before October 1), the Chair will present to all Members a list of substitutions that were granted in the previous academic year. The curriculum committee will review this list to determine whether changes need to be made in the curriculum. The Department Council will review the list to determine whether changes need to be made in departmental policies governing course substitutions.
D. Academic Freedom
The Department shall respect teachers' rights to teach, select texts, and conduct classes according to their personal and professional pedagogies.