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Academic Affairs

Policy Title
Summer Salary
Policy Description
Winthrop University’s summer salary policy is based on paying faculty 7.5% of their nine month salary for each three credit hour course when certain conditions are met.
I. Enrollments and compensation

Enrollment of 12 students in a three-hour course results in 7.5% for an assistant professor, associate professor and full professor. Minimum compensation for a three-hour class with 12 students will be $3100. Compensation for lecturer/part time faculty/adjunct will be $3100 regardless of the number of students above 12.

B. Enrollment of 6 to 8 students results in salary based on current rank.
1. Professor: $3200
2. Assoc Professor $2800
3. Asst Professor $2400
4. Instructor/Lecturer $2300

C. For courses with 9 to 11 students, add $200 per student to the salary scale in B above up to, but not to exceed, 7.5% or $2900 for lecturer/part time faculty/adjunct.

D. Faculty teaching in “B” term will receive 9.0% for the first course with at least 12 students and 7.5% for a second “B” term course with the enrollment minimums stated above. The minimum compensation for a B-term course with 12 students will be $3500. For enrollments of fewer than 12 students, the “B” term supplement will be $400 and add $200 per each student between 9 and 11.

II. Laboratory courses

One credit hour, three contact hour laboratory courses.
1. Enrollment of 5 students results in $1300.
2. From 6 to 12 students, add $200 for each student to a maximum salary of $2500.

III. Other issues:
A. Internships: Internships require flexibility within colleges and departments. The nature and requirements of internships differ greatly among the various colleges and departments, so an institution-wide policy seems inappropriate. Paid for internship supervision must be fair and equitable relative to other summer activities and associated compensation.

B. Essential low enrollment offerings: (certain graduate courses/seminars, etc.) Certain upper-division and graduate courses are essential for a number of students, but they will not meet the minimum enrollment required for full pay. Department chairs must work with deans to be fair in setting compensation for such courses. Within each department, consideration must be given to what else the faculty member is teaching, how many low enrollment courses the department is offering, how many high enrollment courses the department is offering, etc.

C. Determining course enrollment: Students are eligible for full refund on the first day of a term and partial refund through the first few days. In order to fix compensation at a reasonable time, enrollment in a course is defined as the number of students on the roll at the end of the third day of the term (not the third day of class, but the third day of the term). The policy is the same for A, B, C and D terms. For the myriad other “terms” deans will have discretion to establish enrollment and corresponding compensation.

D. Relationship of summer salary policy to compensation for regular faculty for overloads during the academic year: This policy does not relate to regular-term overloads and other activities for which stipends have been based on the summer pay scale. Compensation for overloads will continue to be based on the existing scale of compensation based on faculty rank.

Policy Author(s)
Academic Leadership Council
Effective Date
Not specified
Review Date
September 2011