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Faculty Workload

Faculty size: Totally 33 faculty members working in DCET, whereas the 27 faculty members are participated to implement the TET program. As shown in the Table 6.2, these faculty members have the master degree or higher level of degree and are professional in the field of telecommunication and wireless communication. Moreover, they have many years’ experience of teaching for the professional courses. The faculty size is adequate for coverage of the TET program without hiring the part-time lecturer from other institutions.
Cooperation of the faculty and students: The advisor faculty is appointed for the freshmen students when they are enrolled in the school and he/she helps the students for selecting the classes and planning the leaning activities. Every academic year, new entered students divided to the groups by study programs and every group advised by one faculty member. Advisor provides assistance for the own group students in writing thesis and executing project etc..
Within the program framework, a several professional and non-professional student clubs such as “CANSAT” for can sized satellite designing, “TELCO” for English training, “RACOM” for short wave radio sporting works under supervising of faculties of the DCET.
Faculty workload: As shown in table 6.2, faculty workload ratio depends on their academic rank. For example, who is working as a full time professor, teaching workload is 10 credits per year, research workload is 6 credits per year and service workload is 4 credits per year and total workload is 20 credits per year. It is equal to 960 hours in one academic year.
“The calculation and evaluation rule of Faculty workload performance by credit” was revised on 05 February, 2015. As with this rule, the workload policy is divided to the following activities:
  • Teaching (A hours)
  • Research and Innovation (B hours)
  • Service (V hours)
The total faculty workload per year is 20 credit and the faculty workload ratio depend on their academic position. The professors’ and faculty’s workload ratio can be seen from the Table 6.3. For example, who is working as a full time professor, teaching workload is 10 credits, research workload is 6 credits and service workload is 4 credits per year and total workload is 20 credits per year. It is equal to 960 hours in one academic year.
Table 6.3. Faculty workload arrangement approved by MUST
Rank/Position 
Teaching 
Research 
Service 
Total credits 
Percentage
Credits 
Percentage
Credits 
Percentage 
Credits
1. 
Head of Department 
30 
30 
40 
20 
2. 
Professor 
50 
10 
30 
20 
20 
3. 
Associate Professor 
60 
12 
30 
10 
20 
4. 
Senior Lecturer 
70 
14 
20 
10 
20 
5. 
Lecturer 
80 
16 
10 
10 
20 
6. 
Teaching Assistant 
85 
13+4 
10 
20 
The faculty workload ratio is balanced with their rank. The ranks such as professor and associate professor are more focused on research activities. Individuals with little or no prior teaching experience at the university level are work at the rank named Teaching Assistant. Individuals with substantial prior teaching experience may be promoted at the rank named Lecturer.
Average teaching load in one academic year includes 2-3 undergraduate level courses, supervising thesis projects, graduate level courses and others.
The faculties teaching workload of WCET program for the last 2 semesters is reflected in Table 6.4. As for the table, 4 faculties have no workloads because of their official take-off the work.
Table 6.4. Faculty Workload Summary
1. FT = Full Time Faculty or PT = Part Time Faculty, at the institution
2. Courses taught in 2017 spring and 2016 fall semester.
3. Program activity distribution should be in percent of A, B, V hours in the program and should total 100%.