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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

14.G Additional Faculty Compensation

Additional compensation is defined as any compensation paid to faculty by the University in excess of the full-time salary. The basic policy is that the establishment of a full-time salary, either annual or University-year, is full payment for the faculty member’s entire services to the institution during the period of appointment and precludes other University employment. Therefore, faculty on full-time University appointments do not receive additional compensation from the University for services directly related to their recognized duties, except as noted below. For University policies on outside employment, including consulting, see section 9.E “Working Outside the University.”

Additional Duties. At times, individuals are called upon to serve the University in significant additional activities not related directly to their previously recognized University duties. This sometimes occurs when faculty members undertake administrative responsibilities. Additional compensation for these services may be permitted only if relief from regular duties is not feasible and if the appropriate dean or unit head and the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, vice president for research, executive vice president for medical affairs, or chancellor approves.

Additional Appointments. An additional appointment with the University is often possible for instructional faculty on a University-year appointment during the term not covered by the appointment (particularly summer appointments). The maximum assignment and the compensation during this period is the equivalent of two months for Ann Arbor and UM-Flint campuses or three months for the UM-Dearborn campus, although exceptions may be allowed by the appropriate dean or the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs (UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn). Any additional compensation may not be at a rate higher than that of the regular salary. Faculty are paid at the end of each month for work completed during that month. (SPG 201.04).

Non-Recurring Services. Special stipends can be used to compensate eligible faculty who provide additional non-recurring services performed outside of their regular work assignment, to pay honoraria, and to pay scholarly and other work-related rewards. These payments must be consistent with the rules and regulations of the unit and in accordance with established schedules (SPG 201.85).

Continuing Education Activities. Participation in a continuing education activity is compensated when the activity is clearly in addition to the regular assignment of the faculty member. A “continuing education activity” is defined as a short course, the direction of or participation in an institute, or a non-credit course in which the faculty member is an instructor. Special rates of compensation may be allowed for certain consultant services under the auspices of the University and also for certain programs conducted by the Ross School of Business. The University of Michigan Press sets rates for reading and judging the manuscripts that are not to be printed in a regular University publication series. Faculty may be paid for actual travel expenses incurred in presenting lectures or performing similar services for a continuing education activity on a University campus other than that on which they usually serve (Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint) or on an off-campus location. See also Chapter 17 “University Travel and Reimbursement.”

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