Academic & Student Affairs Handbook

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4.11 Faculty Overloads and Instructional Staff Responsibilities

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Business Procedure Manual, Section 5.3.2, Supplemental Pay, including Temporary Assignments

Faculty Overloads

Under certain circumstances, qualified teaching faculty and administrative faculty may be called upon to take on additional teaching, research, or service responsibilities at their home institution. Whenever possible in this situation, institutions should consider adjusting the individual’s primary duties to incorporate the extra duties associated with the overload(s). If it is determined that a workload adjustment cannot be made, the faculty member’s contract should be amended to reflect a temporary change in compensation warranted by the additional responsibilities. A contract modification should also be done when faculty are involved in joint staffing agreements that warrant additional compensation at another USG institution (see Section 5.3.3 in the Business Procedures Manual).

Because overloads involve a modification to a faculty member’s original contract, Section 5.3.2 of the Business Procedures Manual on Extra Compensation does not apply to faculty overloads.

When full-time exempt professional (i.e., non-contract) employees with the appropriate qualifications take on additional responsibilities, institutions should consider adjusting the staff member’s duties to incorporate the extra responsibilities associated with teaching. When workload adjustments cannot be made, the institution’s president should determine if extra compensation is warranted for the overload(s). When extra compensation is to be paid to non-contract employees, it should be consistent with Section 5.3.2 of the Business Procedures Manual on Extra Compensation.

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