Date enacted or revised:
Beginning with the summer of 2012, the University policy for department heads will be as follows:
In F/S Handbook:
- Department heads are expected to perform all administrative duties if they are employed for the summer. Such an administrative workload shall be comprised of a twenty-hour workload per week. Office hours must be posted.
- The normal course load for department heads in the summer is six hours. If sufficient courses are not available, department heads may receive pro-rated summer pay.
- The employment of department heads in the summer takes precedence over members of the department; i.e., no other faculty member may be employed in the department if the department head is not teaching a full load and is receiving full pay unless special exceptions are approved.
- Low enrollment classes of less than ten for an undergraduate course and less than five for a graduate course and low enrollment classes taught for the convenience of graduating seniors do not count as part of the normal teaching load for department heads unless special exceptions are approved by both the Academic Vice President and the President of the University. Pay may be prorated for classes with less than minimal enrollment expectations.