I work for a UoT (University of Technology) in SA as a curriculum development practitioner in the Health Science fields of study. Our academic programmes are designed to run over a 30 academic week year. The minimum academic contact hours required for lecturing is 20 hours per week, excluding preparation of instructional materials, and the set up of formative assessment instruments and marking. I want to get an idea from the colleagues on international level how they go about in determining a fair additional factor to calculate total T&L hours. I noticed a 4hours for prep in one of the previous comments, but need more input here.
Our workload allocation model allows 2 hours prep per taught contact session (lecture or practical - we don't really do seminars). So a 1 hour lecture would get a total allocation of 3 hours and a 3 hour practical would get 5 hours. Double if the class is being developed from scratch.
10 hours for the first dissertation/project student and 3 additional hours for each additional student.
We get no prep time for tutorials.
We are then given 20 minutes per essay per student and 10 minutes per short answer per student for marking.