Interpretation of Standard I.M
Standard I.M states, For any calendar year, the number of credit hours delivered by noncore faculty must not exceed the number of credit hours delivered by core faculty.
When doctoral students are being used to teach in the program, the instructor of record who is listed will determine how Standard I.M is met. For example, if the instructor of record is a core faculty member, but the course is being taught by a doctoral student working under the supervision of the core faculty member, then the course instructor of record could be counted toward meeting the 51% criteria.
However, if the doctoral student is listed as the instructor of record, then the doctoral student would need to be counted as adjunct faculty. Furthermore, if the doctoral student is a doctoral student working under a core faculty member, then the core faculty member is considered the instructor of record and the course would be counted toward meeting the 51% requirement.