Guidelines for Teaching Overloads

Guidelines for Teaching Overloads and Summer Compensation for Faculty and Staff

The following guidelines cover overloads for faculty and full-time staff during the fiscal year. These guidelines will be effective immediately.

1. University policy on non-continuing education teaching overload activities is covered by Executive Memorandum No. C-40. However, PNW will limit faculty/staff member’s compensation for teaching overload to that paid to an adjunct faculty member by the department for an equivalent teaching assignment. In case of emergency situations, created by illness, accident, or death of a faculty member; additional compensation to the replacement faculty member may exceed that which would be paid to an adjunct faculty member.

2. University policy on continuing education overload teaching activities is covered by Executive Memorandum No. C-18. However, PNW will limit faculty/staff member’s compensation for teaching overload to that paid to an external instructor employed by Academic Outreach for an equivalent teaching assignment. This policy will cover faculty and staff during the entire fiscal year.

3. University policy on Administrative Supplements is covered by Guidelines and Policies on Administrative Supplements issued November 2011. Extra compensations to all administrators at the level of Deans/Assistant and Associate Vice Chancellors, Vice Chancellors and Chancellor for occasional courses which they may teach beyond expectations of their jobs should not be expected or offered.

4. University policy on Administrative Supplements is covered by Guidelines and Policies on Administrative Supplements issued November 2011. Administrative supplements are allowed to faculty members who are engaged in recurring administrative, non-teaching or sponsored program activities that are clearly beyond the scope of the primary employment understanding. Those receiving the supplement should be formally notified of the conditions for receiving the supplement.

5. Summer Session: Faculty members with a full summer load are compensated at a maximum 22.2% (typically a two-month, full-time commitment) of their academic year salary.

6. All overloads and Academic Outreach and Contract Training assignments are approved in advance by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

7. All summer assignments are approved in advance by each dean.

8. Exceptions to the established policies of this memorandum are to be approved in advance by the by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and the Chancellor.