Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:02:03   Faculty Compensation During Summer Sessions & Intersessions

(TBR Policy 5:02:04:10)

The Tennessee Board of Regents recognizes and considers summer session and intersession assignments of faculty as separate assignments from academic year appointments.  It is further recognized that compensation for faculty assignments during summer sessions and intersessions should be a factor of the regular academic year salary which takes into account the nature and extent of the duties and responsibilities involved in these separate appointments.  To provide for such appropriate levels of compensation for faculty service during summer sessions and intersessions, the Board hereby adopts the following compensation provisions:

  1. Category I:  Regular academic year faculty personnel who serve the institution as teaching faculty during intersessions and summer sessions.
    Faculty in this category shall be compensated at the rate 1/32 of their academic year salary per semester hour of teaching load.  The maximum summer and intersession pay may not exceed 25 percent of the preceding academic year salary.  
  2. Category II:  Regular academic year faculty who serve under sponsored contracts for research and other professional services between academic years
    Beginning with summer of 1977, compensation for personnel in this category shall not exceed the rate equivalent to one-ninth per month of the preceding academic year salary.  If the faculty member works on a part-time basis on a sponsored contract project, the pay should be adjusted accordingly. 
  3. Category Ill:  Division/department heads on an academic year appointment.
    Level of compensation for these administrators should be commensurate with the duties assigned.  For a full-time teaching assignment the rate of pay shall not exceed 25 percent of the preceding academic year salary. 
  4. Category IV:  Part-time faculty.
    Level of compensation for faculty in this category should follow the schedule set forth in TBR Guideline P-050 (Part-time Faculty Compensation).


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