Academic Affairs Manual (ACD)

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Effective: 11/1/1974

Revised: 7/1/2011

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ACD 510–03: Appointments for Summer Sessions

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To describe the terms of faculty and academic professional appointments for  all summer sessions

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Office of the Provost of the University

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Academic professionals

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Appointments for Summer Sessions

University faculty appointments for teaching during one or more of the summer sessions are recommended by the deans of colleges to the administrator responsible for summer sessions and approved by the president. Teaching responsibilities in these sessions shall normally be limited as follows:

  1. Summer six- and eight-week sessions: 6 credit hours
  2. Maximum teaching responsibilities over all summer sessions shall not exceed 15 credit hours in a 12-month period. Exceptions to these maxima shall be approved by the dean.

Pay for Teaching Summer Sessions

Pay for each session of summer teaching for university faculty who hold academic year appointments is based on a percentage of individual contracts for the preceding academic year:D

6 credits 19.50%
5 credits 16.25%
4 credits 13.00%
3 credits 9.75%
2 credits 6.50%
1 credit 3.25%

The amount is subject to a ceiling salary level established annually by the provost of the university. Exceptions to the maximum rate may be requested by deans to the provost of the university.

Termination and Summer Session Teaching

Faculty members whose employment is terminated at the end of an academic year forfeit any summer sessions’ appointment that may have been made for the summer immediately following.

Sponsored Projects and Summer Session Teaching

Simultaneous involvement in summer session teaching and sponsored projects may not exceed 100 percent of compensated effort during a summer session. The following percentages are established for each credit hour taught:D

6 credits 100%
5 credits 83%
4 credits 67%
3 credits 50%
2 credits 33%
1 credit 17%

Faculty Grants and Summer Session Teaching

A summer session teaching assignment may not be carried on simultaneously with a faculty grant through the university.

Fiscal-Year Appointments and Summer Session Teaching

Faculty members on fiscal-year appointments ordinarily are required to teach during summer sessions as a part of their primary employment responsibilities.

Summer Session Teaching in Lieu of Fall or Spring Semester Teaching

In some circumstances, academic units may wish to have faculty teach in the summer as part of their regular assignment of teaching. Such assignments may be made by the unit with the agreement of the faculty member, unit chair, dean, and the approval of the Office of the Provost of the University. In such circumstances, individual faculty members agreeing to such an assignment may not receive compensation for their teaching in the alternate session.

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For information on documentation of compensated effort, see ACD 303, “Effort Reports.”

Also see the Research and Sponsored Projects Policies and Procedures Manual—RSP 502–03, “Certification of Sponsored Project Effort.”


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