Staff Employees Who Teach
PhilosophyMany staff employees at St. Edward’s University have talent that is or may be used more directly in teaching activities, and would like the opportunity to teach at SEU. These interests and abilities must be balanced with their primary work responsibilities and within established teaching limits that foster the breadth and depth of our academic quality. This policy describes the conditions under which staff may teach by providing conditions, general guidelines, and limits on the number of courses that can be taught, so that the staff member is successful in performing his or her primary staff work responsibilities.
ResponsibilityThe staff member who teaches has primary responsibility for insuring that s/he teaches within the limits of this policy and getting advanced written approval for any exceptions.
With the knowledge and support of their immediate supervisor, regular, exempt staff may be considered for teaching one class per semester outside of their primary work responsibilities. If exempt staff teach, they must first and foremost fulfill their everyday work responsibilities and its schedule. Exempt staff cannot use their teaching responsibilities as a reason for not meeting their primary job duties. Performance evaluation of the primary job will not include the teaching performed by the staff person, unless such teaching interferes with the performance on the primary job.
Because of statutory overtime issues, non-exempt staff members are not permitted to teach in addition to their usual job duties. Exempt staff members are only allowed to accept a teaching assignment outside of their regular work schedule. Any exceptions to these policies require the review and approval of the staff member's supervisor and vice president.
Compensation for adjunct teaching can be in addition to the salary paid for the exempt staff person’s regular position, but must be in line with the normal part-time instructor payment for courses in the program in which the person will be teaching. The staff member’s supervisor and vice president must permit the teaching assignment and the Office of the Executive Vice President must approve the teaching appointment and compensation level. The Exempt Staff Teaching Form is in the Office of the Executive Vice President.
The staff employee’s vice president must approve any exceptions to this policy.