Missouri State University

Definition of Per Course Faculty

A per course faculty member is a part-time teacher appointed on a semester basis to teach no more than six semester hours. Per course faculty members always receive a one-semester contract only, and employment terminates automatically at the end of the semester. Per course faculty should possess a master's degree or the equivalent professional experience in a field determined acceptable by the dean. Per course faculty members receive no retirement or insurance benefits. However, they may be allowed the use of Hammons Center, the Library, Computer Center, and Taylor Health Center. Per course faculty have only the duties directly associated with teaching and do not perform committee work nor assume other responsibilities required of ranked faculty.

*Paraphrased from the Faculty Handbook, section 2.2.5