Internal Governing Policies


 

#15 - Employment Procedures for Per Diem Substitute Instructors


Approved: August 7, 1996

Monitor: Vice President for Academic Affairs


The Collective Bargaining Agreement provides that members of the bargaining unit may be asked and expected to substitute without additional compensation for up to two weeks for an absent faculty member.  Thereafter, if the substitute instructors are in the bargaining unit and if the assignment results in an overload, the substitute shall be paid on a pro-rated basis.

It may not be possible to use a bargaining-unit faculty member because a special area of expertise is required.  In that case, a substitute outside the bargaining unit may be employed.

In situations where employment is to be for an extended period of time, contractual appointments should be requested.

Before any substitute assignments are made, the department chair must obtain the approval for employment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs with a request routed through the appropriate Dean.

The actual number of days of employment of the person shall be reported to the Vice President through the appropriate Dean.  The Vice President's Office shall process the necessary authorization to the Payroll Office.

Payment Policy for Substitute Instructors Outside the Bargaining Unit

If a per diem substitute teaches for a period of less than one week, salary shall be paid on the following daily basis:

  1. One-half of the per diem substitute rate shall be paid if the substitute teaches one class, regardless of credit or contact hours.

  2. Full per diem substitute rate shall be paid if the substitute teaches two or more classes in any one day, regardless of credit or contact hours.

If a substitute teaches for a period of one week or more, salary shall be paid on the following weekly basis:

  1. One-half of the per diem substitute rate at the rate of five days per week if the substitute teaches one class each time it meets during the week.

  2. Full per diem substitute rate at the rate of five days per week if the substitute teaches two or more classes each time they meet during the week.