Guideline 5-11: Teaching Classes Outside Normal Duties

  • Overload assignments that exceed this policy must have prior approval by the Vice President of Instruction.
  • Overload instruction is paid at the prevailing adjunct hourly rate.
  • Overload pay is for hours worked. An instructor who fails to meet an overload class assignment for any reason (illness, jury duty, funeral leave, etc.) will not be paid for those hours missed. An instructor may be paid for overload hours missed when the failure to teach is due to the college being closed due to an emergency (flood, power outage, toxic fumes, etc) or when the absence is at the direction of the administration.
  • Teaching an overload class is considered extra work for which an employee is paid extra. Since the teaching of an overload is clearly outside of the normal assignment for an employee, the employee will adjust his/her schedule accordingly.

Summer Teaching Guidelines For Overloads

  • When a full-time instructor is assigned three six-week courses during the same six-week summer session (example: two during the day and one in the evening), one course is identified as an overload and paid at the lecture/laboratory rate.
  • When a full-time instructor is assigned to teach more than four courses during the entire 12-week summer session, the fifth course is designated as an overload and paid at the lecture/laboratory rate.
  • This procedure accommodates an instructor's teaching two day courses during the first six-week summer session plus one 12-week evening course for a three-fourths load for the entire summer. Should that same instructor teach one additional day course in the second summer session, that assignment would constitute a full load for the summer. Should that instructor teach two day courses during the second summer session, however, one of those courses would be designated as an overload.

(Effective March 7, 1981. Revised May 2, 1994; March 6, 2000.)