Office of the Provost

Summer Term and Session Appointments

Faculty members with a two-term appointment may be asked to teach in the summer term or sessions. Summer term and session salaries are paid on a per credit basis.

In instances where a two-term appointee has administrative responsibilities during the summer term, some upward salary adjustment may be made. In no case, regardless of the extent of non-teaching activities in the summer term, is anyone on less than an annual appointment to be paid more than 50 percent of the two-term salary. Individuals employed for non-teaching activities for only one session during the summer term may not be paid more than 25 percent of the two-term salary.

Full-time faculty members on a two-term appointment who are involved in externally-funded, non-teaching duties in the summer term ordinarily work three months and receive a summer term salary of 37.5 percent of the two-term salary, subject to the availability of funds from the external source. For each full month of duties during the non-teaching term, the salary rate is 1/8 the two-term salary, with partial months worked, or part-time work, adjusted accordingly. When the granting agency will allow four months of research work, the dean or campus president may approve a full four-month assignment of 50 percent of the regular two-term contract salary. Summer term and session appointments are paid according to the following schedule:

Summer Session I One paycheck in May
Summer Session II One paycheck in July
Summer Term Three paychecks (May, June, and July)

Full-time faculty who are on less than a 12-month contract and receive an appointment in the summer term or sessions have the option to continue to participate in the Group Term Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Plan and the Retirement Program. Group Term Life Insurance will be based on the contract salary as of the preceding September 1, plus earnings from the preceding summer term or sessions, and the faculty member's cost will be based on participation previously elected. The Long-Term Disability Insurance coverage is based on the contract salary as of the preceding September 1, plus earnings from the preceding summer term or sessions. Contributions to the Retirement Program will be based on the terms previously elected.

Also, federal regulations provide an option for federal income tax withholding from summer term and session wages at the rate of 20 percent of the gross payment after the Retirement Program tax shelter reduction. This option applies only to those faculty who are on less than a 12-month contract but receive their salary in 12 monthly payments.

A Withholding and Benefit Option Form describes the options and must be completed and signed by the faculty member.

For additional information, refer to University Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration.