Complementing the strategies to achieve excellence in planning, operations, and stewardship outlined in the strategic plan of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, the 2020-21 Faculty Extra Compensation Taskforce (ECT) will make data-driven recommendations to the Provost to increase the transparency, consistency, and equity of various forms of extra compensation for faculty across the institution.

The ECT will examine extra compensation related to:

  • Instructional activities, including teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate student research in excess of the institutionally approved faculty workload; summer teaching; and teaching of other classes outside of the regular academic calendar/schedule;
  • Department Chair, Program Director, and other part-time administrative compensation; and
  • Other recurring activities consistently supported by the university, including participation in the Advanced Credit Program.

It should be noted that the formation of the ECT is not merely a response to the current budgetary situation nor is it designed to undercut and devalue compensation faculty receive for performing instructional and other services that go above and beyond their expected faculty responsibilities. UMSL recognizes and values such services but has also identified areas in which more structured guidelines for faculty extra compensation may result in greater institutional effectiveness, transparency, and equity for faculty across the institution.

The ECT will provide a series of recommendations to the Provost throughout the 2020-21 academic year based on the specific type of extra compensation rather than one exhaustive formal report. The tentative timeline is as follows.

  • Taskforce formed – August 2020
  • Taskforce recommendations submitted to the Provost
    • Instructional activities in excess of the approved faculty workload, summer teaching, and teaching outside of the regular academic schedule/calendar – late October/early November 2020
    • Department Chair, Program Director, and other part-time administrative compensation – late January/early February 2021
    • Participation in other recurring activities, including the Advanced Credit Program – late March/early April 2021
  • Feedback/input on the recommendations – Will be sought by the Provost from various groups of stakeholders after receiving each set of ECT recommendations.
  • The implementation of changes to extra compensation will depend on the nature of the activity, the complexity of the changes, and institutional and faculty obligations.

Committee membership will be based on representation from the nine (9) Faculty Senate Parallel Units.

  • Theresa Coble, Chair, COE/Education Sciences & Professional Programs
  • Kathleen Boland (NTT), Optometry
  • Susan Brownell, Arts & Sciences
  • Cindy Dupureur, Arts & Sciences/Chemistry
  • Roxanne Reid (NTT), Nursing
  • Jeffrey Sippel, Art & Design
  • Pamela Stuerke, Business Administration/Accounting
  • Laura Westhoff, Arts & Sciences/History
  • Sha-Lai Williams , Social Work

While working to meet its charge, the ECT is expected to consult with appropriate institutional policies, guidelines, and other documents. These include, but are not limited to, the following.