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PAc-10 Extraordinary Faculty Compensation

Policy:  PAc-10
Subject:  Extraordinary Faculty Compensation
Approval Date:  07/01/85
Revision Date:  06/22/94; 08/08/19
Last Review Date: 08/08/19

PURPOSE:
To outline pay policies for teaching services of faculty in excess of those covered in the basic contract for services.
 
WINTER AND SUMMER COURSES:

A faculty member may teach up to six semester hours in any given session beyond the contracted Fall and Spring semesters.  Faculty may teach a maximum of 24 semester hours beyond the contracted Fall and Spring semesters in any fiscal year.    Unanticipated or unavoidable circumstances that require the assignment of extra teaching responsibilities to faculty members that will exceed the prescribed limits must be approved in advance by the Provost.
 
Nine-month faculty contracted for instructional purposes during all summer and winter sessions will receive compensation at the rate of two percent per semester credit hour of his/her previous year's nine-month contract unless the class is underenrolled; adjustments of this rate upward may also be made for especially large classes.  For faculty on extended-month contracts, the nine-month base salary will be used.  The Office of the Provost will provide information on the salary pro-rating formula and the relevant minimum enrollment requirements prior to the preregistration period for summer and winter sessions.  If the class is underenrolled (per the instructional level enrollment requirements) one month before the relevant session is to begin, the offered salary will be pro-rated and faculty given the chance to accept or decline teaching the course.

If a summer or winter course is taught in order to make up the usual workload of a faculty member, then there will be no additional compensation.
 
 
COURSES TAUGHT ON-CAMPUS BY LECTURERS OR BY APPROVED MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY STAFF:
Compensation shall be paid on a per semester credit hour basis.  Additionally, lecturers or approved staff who reside outside Rowan County may be reimbursed in accordance with the University Travel Manual and reimbursement guidelines provided in the “Forms & Resources” section of the Accounting and Financial Services website.  This does not apply to University staff whose official work place is on campus.
 
COURSES TAUGHT IN THE REGION BY LECTURERS OR BY APPROVED MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY STAFF:
Compensation shall be paid on a per semester credit hour basis.  Lecturers or approved staff who live outside the county where a regional course is taught will receive additional compensation based on the distance between place of residence and the official work place (time-on-road).  Additionally, such faculty who reside outside the county where the course is taught may be reimbursed in accordance with University and State travel regulations.
 
COURSES TAUGHT IN THE REGION BY REGULAR UNIVERSITY FACULTY, INCLUDING INSTRUCTORS AND VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS:
The compensation for teaching in the region is based upon distance from the campus or official work place (time-on-road).  The compensation is based on the official miles for one round trip between the campus or official work place and the site/center.  The formula to be used is:
  • $6.00 per mile for the first 50 miles.
  • $5.00 per mile for the next 50 miles or fraction thereof.
  • $4.00 per mile for all remaining miles.
This formula is for an entire three-credit hour course spanning a semester and requiring a minimum of 15 trips.  For one- and two-credit hour courses, the formula is reduced to one-third and two-thirds of the base amount, respectively.  Also, if the course requires less than 15 trips, the formula is reduced proportionately.
 
Each faculty member who teaches in the region will be compensated whether they teach as in-load or as overload. Deans should not schedule a faculty member for more than one regional course per term. If, because of extenuating circumstances, it is necessary for a faculty member to be assigned additional regional courses during a given term, it must be approved in advance by the Provost.
 
If a regular faculty member is scheduled to teach more than one regional course, then the time-on-road compensation will be based on the total round-trip mileage for one week, rather than for a single trip.

Travel expenses will be disbursed according to University and State regulations.

Distance will be determined by the official mileage chart that is maintained in the Office of Procurement.

Faculty who reside in counties where they are scheduled to teach an off-campus class will not receive time-on-road pay or travel expenses for that class.
 
COURSES TAUGHT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES OR IN DISTANT PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES:
The compensation for faculty teaching a course in foreign countries or within the United States but a considerable distance from the University shall be determined by the formula used for faculty members who teach in summer or winter, unless the class is taught in-load.
 
For a faculty member to be eligible for compensation, the course(s) being taught must be controlled by the University in the same manner as other offerings for which the University receives tuition.
 
Therefore:
The course(s) offered must be approved by the University curriculum committees and the Provost.
The faculty member teaching the course(s) must be approved and scheduled by the appropriate academic units;
The University must receive tuition at the appropriate rate as established by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
 
In the event travel expenses are not provided by any other agency, the University may reimburse the instructor's travel expenses in accordance with University Travel Manual, provided sufficient revenue is generated by the course(s).
 

EXCEPTIONS:
Exceptions requested to any portion of this policy must be approved by the Provost.