Date: June 30, 1980
ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR CREDIT AND
ACTIVITY BEYOND NORMAL FULL-TIME FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS
Additional compensation is here defined as payment for participation in credit
professional activities over and above the normal expectations (and capacities) of a full-time faculty
member. Activity in this category is that which is administered, sponsored, co-sponsored, or conducted by
the University. Further, it is in addition to and exclusive of policies governing activity outside the normal
contract year and exclusive of individual consultation within or outside the University.
II. APPLICABLE TO:
All full-time continuing faculty.
1. One of the basic missions of a State University is to offer
and provide service and outreach
programs and activities for the community and the state. Together with the teaching and research
functions, community service and outreach activities have become an integral part of today's
institution of higher learning, especially in the Land-Grant Universities. Faculty are often called upon
and urged to participate in such activities. Whenever possible, such service and outreach should be
part of the faculty members regular assignment of teaching, research and service. However, there are
increasingly more demands on the University to offer credit and non-credit programs that are
beyond the normal expectations and capacity of a full-time faculty member. In order to provide an
equitable system of incentives and rewards to faculty members who are required to provide service or
engage in activities which exceed their normal assignments, the following requirements are procedures
2. a. An individual may receive during the
contract year additional compensation for University related
credit and non-credit activity, in an amount not to exceed 25 percent of the individual's salary
for either the academic or calendar year, whichever is appropriate.
b. Faculty members may not teach for extra compensation more
than one course per semester
in the College of Continuing Education (CCE). Department and college policy may further
restrict this limit.
c. All additional compensation will be recorded and the records will be available.
d. All additional compensation will be paid through the
regular University monthly payroll
procedures in accordance with State of Rhode Island an Board of Regents policies and
e. Certification of the above shall be explicit and written.
f. Faculty members may not receive extra compensation or
honoraria for programs supported
by grants or contracts for which they are a principal investigator, or otherwise have
responsibility for the administration of the grant funds.
WRITTEN APPROVAL FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION
MUST BE RECEIVED
PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE ACTIVITY
1. Faculty: It is the faculty's responsibility to inform
his/her department head of the nature and extent
of the assignments.
2. Department Head: Participation must be
approved by the department head who must also review such
assignments to insure that the involvement does not provide a conflict of interest, will in no way
interfere with the performance of the faculty member's regularly assigned duties, and is professionally
3. Academic Deans and Directors/Deans of the College of
Continuing Education (CCE): Will approve
or disapprove participation in such assignments, review negotiated rates of pay and insure that all the
conditions of this policy are met.
4. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs: All such
authorizations must be reported to the Vice Provost
on a periodic basis for review.
5. Office of Human Resource Administration:
Shall administer this policy in accordance with State of
Rhode Island and Board of Governors policies and requirements.
Additional compensation is given for the following types of activities:
1. Credit Courses:
a. Courses taught in the College of Continuing Education (CCE)
which are beyond the normal
assignment shall be compensated in accordance with the current contractual agreement
between the Board of Governors and the AAUP.
b. Courses taught in the College of Continuing Education (CCE)
which are part of a faculty
member's normal assignment shall only be compensated for travel pursuant to current policies.
c. Courses taught as part of a contractual agreement between
business, government, or military shall
be compensated at a negotiated rate in advance of the activity and shall be reviewed for approval
or disapproval (IV. 3 above) in writing.
2. Non-Credit Courses:
a. Faculty may be paid on an honorarium for activity of a
non-credit nature which does not interfere
with the performance of their regularly assigned duties. The honorarium shall be negotiated in
advance and approved in writing. Negotiated honorariums are based on the nature of the activity
and shall be derived from the income generated by the activity.
b. Where such activity is cooperative offering with the
College of Continuing Education (CCE)
and a college or department, amounts in excess of direct and indirect costs may be allocated
between the cooperative divisions. This allocation must be negotiated in advance of the
activity and should be approved in writing.
3. Conferences, institutes, seminars, workshops:
Compensation for conferences, institutes, seminars, and workshops which are
sponsored, co-sponsored or conducted by a college, division, or department, will be agreed to
and approved in advance and allocated to the faculty member in accordance with Section V.2a.