There have been three ways to calculate longevity for Adjunct Faculty since the college opened in the early seventies. Until August 1996, Adjuncts had to teach 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) to get 1 year of longevity. If they taught one semester, they received .3 years of longevity, two semesters equalled .6 years of longevity and three semesters equalled 1.00 year of longevity. As of Fall 1996, the rules changed and an Adjunct had to teach Fall and Spring to receive 1.00 year of longevity. If they taught a Fall or a Spring semester they received .50 longevity credit; Summer did not count. In Fall 2004 the current calculation was implemented. An Adjunct can receive one year of longevity credit with any combination of Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters taught. If only one semester is taught, .50 longevity credit is given.