SUMMER SEMESTER TEACHING POLICY
Policy: Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 22.214.171.124, http://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/
Summer teaching is handled separately from teaching during the academic year. While there are no guarantees or expectations, faculty have the opportunity to teach in the summer session. Decisions regarding which courses will be offered and run in summer school are made at the level of the college dean upon recommendations from the department chair. Summer teaching assignments are made by the department chair and are based on curriculum needs and budget.
Prior to the start of the summer session, faculty will be informed by their department chair of the intent to offer them summer employment for teaching specified courses; a common template for communicating summer teaching assignments to faculty is available on the Academic Affairs intranet forms website. Summer payroll is authorized by the dean of each college and communicated to the Budget and Payroll offices. Any scheduled course may be dropped up to and after registration due to insufficient enrollment. Any changes in a faculty member's summer teaching assignments must be communicated by the Dean's Office to the Payroll Office in a timely and efficient manner.
Summer salary is normally based on a percentage of the preceding academic year contract salary per credit hour taught in the summer session. Board of Regents Policy limits the amount of total compensation a faculty on a nine-month contract may earn from summer teaching. That total must not exceed 33.1/3% above the academic year salary. Department chairs will be responsible for ensuring that faculty compensation in the summer does not exceed this limit.
Faculty on summer salary are paid benefits (FICA, FICA Med, pension) and accrue sick leave. Since the summer session is considered part of the subsequent fiscal year, all payments for teaching are made after July 1 even though classes may have been taught prior to that date.
Please note the Leave Accrual for Summer Faculty stated below. Source: USG Business Procedures Manual