SUBJECT: Summer School Compensation Policy

POLICY #: ACAD106

AUTHORIZED BY: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs date 7/1/91

APPROVED BY: Dean of the University date 7/1/91

1. Faculty Employed Prior to September, 1973

The normal teaching load shall be 4-7 credit hours for compensation of 15%.

The local campus should make every effort to honor the course and time (summer session) requests of these faculty members.  However, it should be understood that the local campus administration has the right to schedule for these faculty those courses which are anticipated to have the highest enrollment.  If a faculty member refuses to teach the course(s) assigned, or in the event that he refuses to accept other responsibilities* (e.g., teach non-credit short courses, write grants, assist in the Office of Admissions, Records, etc.) in lieu of courses which may be cancelled at registration due to insufficient enrollment, the local campus will have fulfilled its obligation, and the faculty member who refused shall be granted no compensation.

*Other responsibilities shall not include teaching courses which other non-guaranteed full-time faculty are scheduled to teach.

2. Faculty Employed After 1973

The normal teaching load shall be 4-7 credit hours for compensation of 15%.

The local campus should make every effort to honor the course and time (summer session) requests of these faculty members.  However, because no State appropriations currently provide for aid to summer school, it should be understood that in the event of insufficient enrollment in one or more courses, the following compensation plan shall be applied:

a. Any non-laboratory course (3 or more credit hours) shall pay a maximum of 7 1/2% of the annual base salary, provided that fees generated by enrollment in the course yield sufficient revenue to pay this amount of the annual base salary.  In the event of insufficient enrollment in the course to pay the maximum of 7 1/2%, then compensation shall be paid at the rate of $150 per student with a minimum of $900 if the class is allowed to run.  Classes with fewer than six (6) students shall be cancelled. 

b. Any science laboratory course (5-7 contact hours) shall pay a maximum of 15% of the annual base salary, provided that fees generated by enrollment in the course yield sufficient revenue to pay this amount of the annual base salary.  In the event of insufficient enrollment in the course to pay the maximum of 15%, then compensation shall be paid at the rate of $200 per student with a minimum of $1,600 if the class is allowed to run. Classes with fewer than eight (8) students shall be cancelled.

c. The administration reserves the right to waive the above compensation policy for necessary courses for continued service to students.

3. If a faculty member has already earned the maximum of 15% of his annual base salary for teaching in one summer session, the stipend for teaching an additional three credit hour course in a second summer session shall be the same stipend as that paid for three hours of overload during the regular academic year.

The following policy was approved by Dean J.C. Anderson, October 5, 1990:

I am therefore willing to consider on a trial basis for the next two summers, 1991 and 1992, changing our Summer Pay Policy as follows: All regular full-time faculty employed on a nine-month basis are to be paid 7.5% of their base salary for each course (three contact hours) they teach during the summer, with a maximum of 15% to be paid for two courses (six contact hours). After the summer of 1992 we will study the impact of this change on our operating budget in order to determine if we can make it a permanent policy change.