Internship and Independent Study Compensation Guidelines

Internship and Independent Study Compensation Guidelines

For internships or independent studies courses that fulfill Penn State Altoona degree program requirements, the supervising faculty member can obtain a teaching workload reduction in future semesters based on the following guidelines:

  • Directing 18 student credit hours of internships and/or independent studies is the equivalent to a one-credit reduction in the supervising faculty member's teaching workload.  When a faculty member has directed 54 student credit hours of internships and/or independent studies, the faculty member is entitled to a 3-credit reduction in their teaching workload.
  • For internships and/or independent study courses that are recommended as part of a Penn State Altoona degree program (but not required), upon approval of the Division Head of the affected Division, the faculty member may obtain a teaching workload reduction in future semesters using the formula above.
  • For internships in Business and Engineering, faculty compensation will be based on the current model used in the Division of Business and Engineering.
  • No more than six credits of course reduction can be redeemed in any one semester.