Part-time Instructional Faculty

Please familiarize yourself with all elements of the current union contract with Part-time Faculty members who are paid on a per-course or per-hour basis.  The contract may be viewed at the Labor Relations website in the section on SEIU, Local 509, Part-Time Faculty. Please direct questions to Juditra Burgess.


Final Approval Authority for Hires: Dean

Paperwork Required for Provost Review – note that pre-approval is no longer required

Schools and Colleges are responsible for timely contracts with part-time faculty members hired to teach on a per-course or per-hour basis. Please consult the current union contract and make every effort to meet the deadlines contained in it. Pre-approval by the Provost’s Office of contracts and checklists is no longer required. However, the Provost’s Office still requires a PT Faculty checklist and CV to be submitted for each Part-time faculty member who is hired to teach each semester. Please address  each  item  on the checklist.  If an item is not applicable, please note this; do not leave the field blank. Please send the material to us at the time the contract is made with the PT faculty member. Checklists and CVs should be submitted electronically to

 Current Graduate Students, Staff and Full-­time Faculty:  Provost  approval  is  required  for appointment of graduate students and staff who will serve as the instructor of record and will be paid specifically for that part-time teaching, whether or not they receive an additional title. Approval is not required for a current graduate student who will be serving as a Teaching Fellow or for a full-time faculty member who will be paid an overbase to teach an extra course. Note that graduate students who already receive full financial support are generally ineligible to be paid overbase for additional teaching.

Online Teaching: Faculty who teach exclusively on-­‐line, or who serve as online facilitators, are currently excluded from the review process.  If the course is “blended,” with a face-‐to face component, then it falls under classroom teaching and the part-­‐time faculty appointment must be approved by the Provost. Please check with Ellen Latsko in the Office of the Provost if you have any questions about the populations that need to be approved.