Hi Kevin – I have seen the workload estimator. I think different people are going to need to use different tools… my concern with that tool is that it takes the estimations out of the hands of the faculty member. YMMV
I appreciate your opinion of it being ‘bad advice’. Credit hours are tied to all kinds of things, including contracts… but if you’ve got to submit a rationale for a ‘credit hour’ for an asynchronous course, i think you should engineer it from the work a student is going to actually do.
Faculty members have faculty unions that support them for the conversation regarding who does what. They also have contracts that stipulate whether they should be paid for those things. Sessional/adjunct instructors are not usually so lucky. If i can ring the bell to protect one group, it’s going to be that precarious group.