Personnel Policies
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Employee Discounts

 Policy:  PAc-10

 Subject:  Extraordinary Faculty Compensation

Approval Date:  07/01/85
Revision Date:  06/22/94

PURPOSE:    

To outline pay policies for services in excess of those covered in the basic contract for services.

SUMMER COURSES:  

A faculty member shall not teach more than 12 semester hours of credit during the summer or more than six semester hours in a single summer session and is paid on a per semester credit hour basis.  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 Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

Nine-month faculty contracted for instructional purposes during summer terms will receive compensation not less than two percent per semester credit hour of his/her previous year's nine?month contract.  For faculty on extended?month contracts, the nine?month base salary will be used.  Summer compensation is based on the semester hours of credit generated by the course or courses taught.

TELECOURSES:   

University faculty supervising/teaching credit telecourses offered over the Kentucky Educational Television network should have the telecourse scheduled as part of the faculty member's regular teaching load.  If scheduling the class  is not feasible as part of the faculty members's regular workload and the telecourse requires an additional  workload assignment, the faculty member will be paid $100 per student up to a maximum of 12 students in a three?semester?hour telecourse.

In circumstances where there are fewer than 12 students, teaching load and compensation will be calculated at the rate of four students equal one semester credit hour.

In addition, faculty will be paid $100 for preparation of telecourse material. This compensation is a one?time payment per course, not contingent upon the enrollment of the course.

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 who reside outside Rowan County may be reimbursed in accordance with University and State travel regulations.  This does not apply to University staff whose official work place is 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 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: 

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:

1. $6.00 per mile for the first 50 miles.

2. $5.00 per mile for the next 50 miles or fraction thereof.

3. $4.00 per mile for all remaining miles.

This formula is for a three-semester hour course requiring a minimum of 15 trips.  For one- and two-semester 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 it is taught 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 Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

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.

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 Business Services.

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.

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES:  

Correspondence course instructors are paid $3.50 per correspondence course lesson graded and $12.00 per final examination grade.

A faculty member who develops a new correspondence course will be paid $600.00 for the course.

A faculty member who revises an existing course is paid $400.00 for the course revision.

COURSES TAUGHT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES OR IN DISTANT PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES:

The compensation for a 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 the summer.
 
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:

1) The course(s) offered must be approved by the University   curriculum committees and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.
 
2)  The faculty member teaching the course(s) must be approved and scheduled by the appropriate academic units;

3)  The University must receive tuition at the appropriate rate as established by the Council  on Higher 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 regulations provided sufficient revenue is generated by the course(s).

COURSES TAUGHT BY ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF: 

Administrators and staff?exempt employees (other than Department Chairs and Deans) who hold tenure in an academic program shall teach one course per calendar year.  The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty may grant exceptions to this requirement.  Extra compensation for these teaching assignments shall be made in accordance with PSE-11.

EXCEPTIONS:   

Exceptions requested to any portion of this policy must be approved by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.