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Academic & Student Affairs Handbook

4.2 Definition of Part-Time

Part-time faculty are non-tenured faculty employed at a single USG institution or at more than one USG institution and are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Are employed as-needed, on a per-course, per semester limited term basis at the discretion of the institution and will receive no compensation unless a part-time assignment is given

  2. Are not accruing time toward tenure

  3. Are required to sign a letter of agreement for each appointment period and are not issued contracts

  4. Are not the same as adjunct (courtesy) faculty appointments

  5. Are not eligible for USG benefits, unless the part-time appointment is regular and .5 FTE or greater, in which case the benefits offered will be based on FTE in accordance with the Employees Categories policy in the Human Resources Administrative Practices Manual

  6. Are required to work an average of less than 30 hours per week over the academic year. Hours worked per week are based on Contact hours. See conversion chart to determine the number of contact hours that can be assigned to the part-time faculty to meet the less than 30 hours per week condition A faculty member employed at an institution at a .75 FTE or greater, other than in a temporary status based on the definition in the Employee Categories policy in the Human Resources Administrative Practices Manual, http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/employee_categories must ,be considered benefits eligible and treated accordingly.

A faculty member employed at an institution at a .75 FTE or greater, other than in a temporary status based on the definition in the Employee Categories policy in the Human Resources Administrative Practices Manual, http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/employee_categories must ,be considered benefits eligible and treated accordingly. For additional information about part-time faculty, see the following sections of the BoR Policy Manual:

• 1.2.5, Institution Responsibilities

• 3.2.2, Election of Faculties

• 8.2, General Policies for all Personnel

• 8.3, Additional Policies for Faculty

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