Overload Stipend & Banked Units
Per the PGBS Faculty Handbook, "Overload teaching is discouraged. An overload is defined as more than the contracted units in an academic year. However, the need for overload teaching within a discipline will be established by the Department Chair" (p.29-30).
"The faculty member chooses whether the overload teaching compensation will be provided as banked units or overload pay, unless banked units are not available. Overload compensation will not be paid until the trimester in which the faculty member teaches more than the annual contracted units (p. 30). See process below.
Process for Requesting Overload Stipend
- Per the faculty handbook, complete this Google form identifying which course(s) you would like to be paid an overload stipend
- Once approved by your Department Chair, Faculty Affairs will update your individual contract spreadsheet and process payment with People Operations
Starting in AY 2022-23, Faculty Affairs will be processing requests for overload payments in the Spring and Summer terms only (not in the Fall term). The goal is to ensure that the faculty member fulfills their contract (both administrative/teaching units) before requesting overload pay. Faculty Affairs will send a Google Form to request to: 1) get paid an overload stipend, 2) bank units, 3) or use bank units.
|Session A Courses||
Will be divided between the first two months of payroll
(Spring) January & February
(Summer) May & June
|Session B Courses||
Will be divided between the last two months of payroll
(Spring) March & April
(Summer) June & July
|Full Term Courses||
Will be divided across the entire term monthly payrolls
Process for Requesting to Bank Units
- Per faculty handbook, complete this Google form identifying which course(s) you would like to bank for the following academic year
- Once approved by your Department Chair, Faculty Affairs will update your individual contract spreadsheet and document your banked units for future reference
NOTE: Twelve units is the maximum number of units a tenured, tenure- track, or scholarly academic practitioner
faculty member can bank. Any additional units beyond that are required to be paid
overload (see process above).
Release time associated with research awards (Julian Virtue/Denney, etc.) cannot result in overload status except in extraordinary situations.
Process for Using Banked Units
Do you plan on using your banked units to fulfill your annual contract? If so, please complete this short Google form identifying the number of banked units you wish to use. Once the form is completed, you will receive an email confirmation with your remaining banked units available.
Please contact your Department Chair if you have any questions.