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College Limits Part-Time Faculty Hours To Avoid Obamacare Costs

Colorado Mountain College is prohibiting part-time faculty from working more than 30 hours per week to avoid the Obamacare mandate to provide part-time employees with health insurance, the Aspen Daily News reports:

The school relies heavily on adjuncts — there are only 112 full-time faculty employed across its 11 college campuses — and administrators say insuring everyone who works more than 30 hours per week would be prohibitively expensive.

Instead, the school has limited adjuncts to teaching no more than nine credit hours per semester, which translates to about 27 hours per week assuming a ratio of two hours of preparation time for every hour spent in the classroom. Previously, adjuncts were limited to teaching 11 credit hours per semester, a workload of about 33 hours per week on average.

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