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.