What is a salary point?

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A salary point is a unit of measurement used by the District to determine placement/advancement on the salary table. A salary point is equivalent to one semester unit or 1.5 quarter units. As defined by the University of California, a semester unit requires a minimum of 15 contact hours with an instructor and 30 hours of outside preparation; one quarter unit requires a minimum of 10 contact hours with an instructor and 20 hours of outside preparation. One quarter unit is equivalent to 2/3 of a semester unit or .667 of a semester unit.

1 semester unit = 1 salary point

1 quarter unit = .667 of a salary point (e.g., 12 quarter units = 8 salary points)

 
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