ERIC Number: ED402892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Faculty Supplemental Contracts. Compensation to Faculty.
Willardson, J. D.
This brief report surveys the various ways in which institutions of higher learning compensate supplemental faculty workload. The survey, which achieved a 91 percent response rate, was conducted of 42 universities enrolling over 18,000 students. The survey asked about the length of academic terms and the methods used to write faculty supplemental contracts for teaching in the Spring or Summer terms. Tables show: academic terms; lengths of periods used for supplemental contract; and compensation methods. Analysis of survey responses found that the majority of institutions used less than half of their full-time faculty to teach beyond the regular academic year. The two main compensation methods used were: (1) percentage of faculty's regular contract for a given period, and (2) percentage of the regular contract per credit hour taught, with the majority using the former method. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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