The departments of regular ladder rank faculty who teach at least one eligible course as an overload in Summer Sessions receive discretionary research support in the amount of $4,500. The department is urged to apportion most of this money to the faculty member for use on graduate student support, attendance at conferences, or other research-related costs.
- The department chair must approve the faculty member’s participation in Summer Sessions overload teaching.
- Junior faculty should not be approved to teach on an overload basis more than once before they are tenured.
- Participating faculty members are allowed to earn up to a total of 3/9 of their normal nine-month academic salary from the overload stipend and other sources for the summer in question.
- The obligation to teach in the fall and spring is not relieved by overload teaching.
- Participants earn no relief from governance responsibilities (committee service, advising, graduate student supervision, etc.).
- No change in benefits results from overload teaching; in particular, no extra retirement service credits or sabbatical credits will accrue from overload teaching.
- The workload in Student Credit Hours (SCH) accrued through overload teaching will be included as part of the annual workload of the faculty teaching the class.
- Eligible courses are existing or proposed courses approved by the Academic Senate Committee on Courses of Instruction that have at least three units, involved at least six weeks of instruction, and meet the Berkeley standards for minimum enrollment.