CI Calculator

The charge individuelle (CI) is a measure of a teacher's workload.

The C.I. is established by a formula (Appendix I-1) that takes into consideration:

  • The number of class and lab hours per week
  • The amount of preparation time for different courses (a teacher with many different courses will require more preparation time)
  • The number of students enrolled in each class
  • Fieldwork supervision
  • Release time or leaves of absence
  • Assignment to type 2 and 3 responsibilities

A full-time annual workload is considered to be 80 units, but the College may assign up to 85 units (106.3%) before having to compensate a teacher for having an overload. The maximum of 85 CI is new as of fall 2016. The CI factors in the number of courses taught, the number of different course preparations per semester and the number of students in each class (as of the drop date). There are additional calculations for teachers supervising student fieldwork (stages),with release time, or who have to travel between teaching areas. The complete formula appears in Annex I-1 of the collective agreement.

Department Chairs may wish to estimate teacher CIs when apportioning the teaching resources allocated to the department each semester in order to create equitable individual teacher workloads. It is not a perfect tool, but it is fairly simple and straightforward to use.

Starting in the Fall of 2016 the CI calculator is changed such that the CI contribution due to the PES(périodes-étudiants-semaine) is modified slightly. The PES multiplication factor is 0.04 for all PES below 415 and increases to 0.07 for everything above 415. In addition, the multiplication factor for multiple preparations for 4 and more different classes has dropped from 1.9 to 1.75.

For 2010-2015 Collective Agreement
CI Calculator Spreadsheet Fall 2016 and later (excel file)

CI Calculator Spreadsheet Fall 2014 and later (excel file)

CI Calculator Spreadsheet Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 (excel file)

CI Calculator Spreadsheet prior to fall 2013 (excel file, compatible with Open Office)

For 2005-2010 Collective Agreement
CI Calculator Spreadsheet (excel file)

Updates by DTU:

  • Modified for the changes in the 2010-2015 collective agreement.

Updates by JACFA:

  • We added fields to calculate the CI adjustment for travel between different teaching sites on the same day (i.e. for a Nursing teacher supervising students at different clinical sites).
  • Lecture and lab periods must now be specified so that Hours of Preparation is calculated correctly.
  • Release time is now entered as a percentage of the semester's workload (e.g. if you are a department coordinator with a one-quarter release over the year, enter '25' in the release field for each semester).