Plan ahead, compensate contract faculty for summer work: Op-ed


In the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s new advice column, Kevin Dettmar responds to a question about how to get faculty who are on nine-month contracts to answer their emails over the summer. The author writes that while important academic business sometimes comes up over the break, faculty members who not contracted during the summer are not obligated to respond. Dettmar recommends that university chairs plan ahead and ensure top-priority business is conducted during the school year, prior to the break. In the scenario that work is still required of faculty members over the summer, Dettmar underlines that contract faculty must be appropriately compensated for their off-contract time.

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