Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning

Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning 

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Overloads - Faculty

In accordance with Ohio University Faculty Handbook Section II.N (see bottom of page), faculty cannot earn, from all sources connected with Ohio University, more than twenty-five percent (25%) beyond the salary amount specified for full-time service to the institution.

Compensation earned during periods when an individual is not under full-time contract, such as during summer session teaching or during a summer research contract for faculty on 9-month contracts, is not considered overload compensation.

Information regarding how to process overloads at or under the 25% maximum, can be found on the Payroll website at: 

Overloads Exceeding 25% of Salary

Overloads exceeding the 25% maximum must have the prior approval of the department chairperson or school director, the college dean, and the office of the executive vice president and provost (EVPP).

These overloads cannot be submitted using Payroll's electronic system. Both an Overload Request Form and an Overload Appointment Form must be filled out, signed by the appropriate persons.

Submit both forms to the associate provost for faculty and academic planning (Cutler Hall 3rd floor) for review PRIOR to beginning overload work.

If time constraints prevent units from obtaining prior written approval, the unit representative should contact Howard Dewald at 740-593-2600 to expedite the overload review process. 

Overload Request Form (required for overloads over 25% of salary) Updated Oct. 2016 newflag

Overload Appointment (payroll) Form

Note! Forms are updated regularly. Please do not save them to your computer.

Overload Teaching Rates

The minimum rates below are for courses with enrollments consistent with the standards defined by the college. Pay rates can be prorated for classes with lower enrollments.

Rates for 2016-17 are the same as for 2015-16 since there was a large increase in the 14-15 rates when the summer and overload rates were consolidated. Rates are intended as minimum compensation levels.

Rates apply to summer.

Academic Year 2017-2018 PART-TIME/OVERLOAD TEACHING RATESnewflag




Academic Year 2014-2015 PART-TIME/OVERLOAD TEACHING RATES  (updated 5/30/14)





Faculty Handbook, Section II, N

Overload Compensation for Contract Personnel


This policy starts from the basic position that a full-time contract (i.e., a contract for 1.0 FTE each semester of the academic year or longer period) issued by Ohio University to an individual represents payment for full-time work during that period. Accordingly, monetary overload compensation is defined as payment received from or through Ohio University beyond the contract amount specified for the person's full-time services to the institution.


1. Implementation of this policy should help to avoid the following:


a. Inconsistencies within a budgetary unit such as a college in treatment of contract personnel (e.g., payment versus non-payment to different faculty members or administrators for the same kind of work).

b. Inconsistencies among budgetary units such as colleges in treatment of contract personnel.

c. Assurances of overload compensation at the time of appointment as opposed to indications that such compensation may be available.

d. Failure to achieve full understanding among all concerned regarding such issues as the nature of duties for which overload compensation will be paid, and limits on the amount of overload that may be undertaken.


2. It is assumed that each budgetary unit has a clear and well-understood concept of a full workload (i.e., full-time work) for each of the positions in its budget. It is understood that assignments of duties and responsibilities in addition to the full load (i.e., overload assignments) are sometimes necessary in order to meet unforeseen contingencies, provide flexibility, meet student demand, and permit the completion of research projects, for example. Overload assignments should not be used when it would be more appropriate to create a new position.

Assurances of overload assignments and monetary compensation for such assignments cannot be given at the time of appointment to a regular position.

3. Overload assignments shall be accompanied by fair monetary or nonmonetary compensation. Reduction of the regular load in another time period, trading of duties, joint appointments, and other forms of nonmonetary compensation will be employed whenever feasible and consistent with University objectives. Monetary compensation may be in the form of overload pay or a drawing account that may be used to cover professional expenses. Overload pay, when the amount can be predetermined, is recognized by issuance of a special overload contract.

4. Overload assignments typically receiving monetary compensation from Ohio University funds include off-campus teaching, correspondence teaching, continuing education, workshops, conferences and institutes, advanced-standing examinations, assumption of a substantial portion of the regular teaching or administrative duties of someone who is unable to complete them, and, for regional campus faculty only, additional teaching on their home campus. Other kinds of overload assignments, such as funded research time during the academic year, may receive monetary compensation from non-University (particularly, non-State-of-Ohio) budget sources. Extra compensation for duties included in the full-time contract, such as augmentation of the position (e.g., an endowed chair) or added non-base pay for assumption of administrative responsibility (e.g., a department chair), is not considered to be overload compensation. Compensation earned during periods when the individual is not under full-time contract, such as summer session pay or a summer research contract for an individual who is on an academic-year contract, is also not overload compensation. The accumulation of numerous part-time contracts, which in total exceed 1.0 FTE for a period of time, does not give rise to overload for any work exceeding 1.0 FTE.

5. Overload assignments shall be permitted and compensation provided when each of the following conditions is met:


a. The proposed overload assignment is "professional" (i.e., within the contract person's area of expertise) as determined by the department chair and the dean or by other appropriate administrative officers.


b. The proposed overload assignment serves the objectives of the University. These objectives include service to students and the public, meeting of demand for workshops and other forms of continuing education, maintenance of quality of instruction, and control of costs.


c. The individual under consideration is able to complete all contracted duties and assignments adequately, and the time and attention required by the overload assignment does not interfere with proper completion of the regular full load.


d. The overload assignments of the individual under consideration will normally require in total no more than ten hours per week, although a heavier load may be acceptable for a short period.


e. The individual predictably will earn from all sources connected with Ohio University no more than twenty-five percent (25%) beyond the salary amount specified for his/her full time services to the institution.


6. The dean of each college or regional campus is responsible for monitoring overload contracts and assuring that the conditions specified above are met. If any of these conditions is not met, the person making the assignment or initiating the overload contract must inform the dean in writing, stating the nature of any known exceptions and the reasons for making the assignment in spite of them. All exceptions will be reviewed and must have the approval of the department chair, the dean, or other appropriate administrative officers, and the Provost. Signing an overload contract will constitute such approval.

7. Overload contracts will be paid in one payment only, regardless of contract duration. Semester overload contracts will be paid on the closest bi-weekly pay date prior to the close of each academic semester. All other overload contracts will be paid on the closest bi-weekly pay date following the completion of the contract.