Human Resource Administration

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Date: June 30, 1980




Additional compensation is here defined as payment for participation in credit and non-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.


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 are established:


 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 requirements.

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.



 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 appropriate.

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.


Compensation for conferences, institutes, seminars, and workshops which are administered, 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.



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