STIPEND INCREASES

Quantitative Requirements

While there is the potential for stipend increases, all adjunct faculty at Cayuga Community College shall hold the academic rank of lecturer.

Normally, a lecturer is eligible for a salary promotion equal to assistant professor after teaching a minimum of eight semesters (summer and evening courses excluded) and earning six graduate hours beyond a Master’s degree or six graduate hours since the date of initial employment at the College, or equivalent combination of experience in the profession in disciplines where this is warranted. These credit hours must be in the appropriate discipline.

Normally, a lecturer is eligible for a salary promotion equal to associate professor after teaching a minimum of 18 semesters (summer and evening courses excluded, 10 of which must be at the salary level equivalent to that of assistant professor) and earning 15 graduate hours beyond a Master’s degree or 15 graduate hours since the date of initial employment at the College. These credit hours must be in the appropriate discipline.  If 30 graduate hours are possessed, then a minimum of 16 semesters of teaching is required.

Normally, a lecturer is eligible for a salary promotion equal to full professor after teaching a minimum of 28 semesters (summer and evening courses excluded, 10 of which must be at the level equivalent to that of associate professor) and earning 30 graduate hours beyond a Master’s degree or 30 graduate hours since the date of initial employment at the College. These credit hours must be in the appropriate discipline.  If 45 graduate hours are possessed, then a minimum of eight semesters of teaching with an associate professor stipend are required. Therefore, the total number of semesters taught would be either 24 or 26 depending on the number of graduate hours possessed when the applicant initially received the associate professor stipend.

Qualitative Requirements

Excellence must be demonstrated by the applicant in the following areas:  teaching, departmental service, student evaluations and professional growth.  Community service may be considered in decisions regarding salary promotions.

Procedures

Adjunct faculty will submit the following materials to the Division Chair in making application for a stipend increase.  (These materials must be received by the Division Chair no later than October 1 for a stipend increase to be in effect by the spring semester and June 1 for an increase in the fall semester.):

  • A letter of application, addressed to the division chair, summarizing the reasons a stipend increase is warranted.
  • A current vita.
  • Proof of effective teaching as evidenced by the following:
    • Results of student evaluations throughout the period the applicant has been employed at the College;
    • Sample course outlines utilized for classes taught;
    • Sample assignments;
    • Sample final examinations; and,
    • Classroom observation(s) at the discretion of the Division Chair.
  • Evidence of professional development:
    • Current transcripts of graduate work completed;
    • Listing of professional publications and/or presentations; and,
    • Professional conferences attended.
  • College service provided by adjunct faculty member:
    • Complete listing of all committees and/or task forces on which the adjunct faculty member has participated; and,
    • Complete listing of all college projects in which the applicant participated.
  • Other (as deemed appropriate by the applicant).

Recommendations for salary promotions for adjunct faculty will be made by the Division Chair to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.