Course Overload Guidelines
To ensure quality course delivery and balanced faculty responsibilities in areas of teaching, scholarship/research, and services, the following course overload guidelines are recommended:
- In general, the faculty member including those with course releases due to other university related responsibilities may teach a maximum of one 3‑credit course (or equivalent) overload per semester (on campus or elsewhere such as UP, WC or any other locations).
- With exceptions for special cases, the faculty may teach up to 6 credit courses (or equivalent) in one semester with approval of the campus academic officer.
- In no circumstance should the faculty member teach more than 6 credit (or equivalent) overload courses per semester.
Extra Compensation Policy
Supplementary I Compensation should not exceed 33% of the faculty’s base salary, and Supplementary II Compensation should not exceed 20% of the faculty’s annualized salary. In exceptionally well justified cases, exceptions can be made and would require the approval from the chancellor.
(Sources: Policy RA64—Personnel Costs and Supplementary Compensation information)
Extra Compensation Approval Procedure for Course Reviewing/Revising (BSBIC Program)
Purpose: To establish and outline the Supplementary I & II Compensation approval process.
- Pre-consultation: Before recommending a faculty member to review/revise a course in the program, the program coordinator will consult with the academic officer at the campus to assess if the 33%/20% compensation limits would be exceeded.
- If yes, the limits would be exceeded, then the academic officer may:
- decline to move the recommendation forward,
- readjust the faculty course load, so the extra compensation is within the limit and then approve the recommendation, or
- in exceptionally well justified cases, approve an overload that exceeds the 33%/20% compensation limits.
- If no, the limits would not be exceeded, then move to the next step.
- Signing agreement/contract form: Four signature lines on the form include the signatures from 1) World Campus, 2) faculty member, 3) campus academic officer, and 4) OVPCC (Note: the second opportunity for the campus to review the extra compensation limit).