Range Elevation Estimator

The estimator will help lecturers and temporary librarians calculate their Full Time Adjusted Service (FTAS), which is used to determine eligibility for a range elevation increase. 

To use the estimator (below), click on the applicable area in the “years at” column to enter the number of years you have been at that timebase. It will then estimate your Full Time Adjusted Service (FTAS). Your FTAS will then appear in the “Total FTAS” area.

*Timebase = Calculation of a faculty member’s workload
*Years at = Years at Timebase
*FTAS = Full Time Adjusted Service

  • In the 2017-2018 Academic Year, individuals with 12 or more years FTAS shall be eligible to apply.
  • In 2018-2019 Academic Year, individuals with 9 or more years FTAS shall be eligible to apply.
  • In 2019-2020 Academic Year, individuals with 6 or more years FTAS shall be eligible to apply.

*There are currently two ways to become eligible to apply for range elevation. This calculator will help you estimate if you are eligible under the terms of the Nov. 2016 MOU.

*Not configured for mobile devices.


For example:

Say that since your last range elevation you worked the following within a single department:

  • 2 years at 0.4
  • 4 years at 0.7
  • ​2 years at 1.0

Your estimator would look like this:

Converting WTUs to Timebase:

The timebase for Lecturers at both semester and quarter campuses is normally found by dividing by 15 the number of WTUs taught during the semester or quarter. You can then take the average for the year to find your timebase for the year.