As I've posted before, I have been an online facilitator for 7 different schools now. I recently decided to drop Ashford so I contacted a school that had implied that they would begin to increase their course offerings. I was told that that would be the case - but that "due to federal guidelines" those offerings would end once I reached 18 credit hours. I told the person that I had never heard of that policy before. As I've posted before, I am on the board of directors of my undergraduate alma mater. They have an online program but I am not involved. During a subcommittee meeting today (that related to the online program), I asked a question related to the current adjunct pool. The Dean responded that adjuncts are capped at 18 credit hours "for accreditation reasons." A google search seems to indicate that their are schools with this policy - but no "federal" or "accreditation" guidelines. For 2012, I facilitated the following*: Religious, not-for-profit: 42 credit hours Large, For-profit: 36 credit hours Religious, For-profit: 12 hours hours Religious, not-for-profit: 9 credit hours** Large, For-profit: 6 credit hours*** Religious, not-for profit: 3 credit hours * I mentioned 7 above; I have not facilitated a course for one Large, religious, not-for-profit in 2012. ** I expect to do 30+ hours for this school in 2013. *** This one is Ashford and I am no longer on their roster. If I am suddenly capped at 18 credit hours... that would SUCK! Has anyone ever heard of this being anything more than an institutional policy?