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Changes to part-time and overload compensation

March 21st, 2016

Beth Rushing has recently changed and standardized compensation for part-time and overload teaching, both of which are paid by the course. She distributed this to division chairs, but I’m not sure everybody saw it. I thought it would be useful to post the prior system and the current system for comparison.

The old system

Under the old system, four-credit day classes were compensated at a flat rate of $3500. For evening classes, there was a fairly complicated formula. This depended on whether courses were taught under the CCE program and on how many students were registered in the course. Here’s an excerpt Beth sent me from an appointment letter for an evening course:

[Full pay was contingent on having at least 10 CCE students as of the last day to add for the term]. The overload compensation started at $3010, “plus an additional amount based on the smaller of two numbers (hereinafter referred to as extra students). The first of the two numbers is the number of CCE students enrolled in the overload night class. The second is your total enrollment in all four of your classes minus 55. For example if your total enrollment was 70 for your four courses and your overload night class had 20 CCE students enrolled, your extra student number would be 15 (i.e., the smaller of 70 – 55 and 20)…. Since traditional students are not included in the calculation of the teaching stipend, you will be paid an additional $170 per student for teaching the traditional students up to a maximum of ten students.”

Under this system, pay for a four-credit evening class could range from $3010 to a maximum of $6610.

The new system

The new system does not categorize students by type, nor does it differentiate between daytime and evening classes. There is a flat fee for a four-credit part-time or overload course of $4000. Beyond that, there are three possible adjustments:

  • +$500 if the course enrolls more than 25 students
  • +$500 if the course ends at 10 pm
  • +$850 if the course includes a lab

If I’m reading this right, this means that the per-course compensation could range from $4000 to $5850

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