Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Academic Affairs Manual

Appointment procedures for part-time faculty

Part-time faculty are paid on a per credit hour basis and may teach a maximum of nine credit hours in a semester and six credit hours in a session at the university. Exceptions to these credit hour limits must be submitted to and approved by the provost in advance. Part-time faculty must be evaluated at least annually or as they participate in the instructional program. (See section on Annual Performance Review.)  (LINK at a later date)
The minimum pay rate is $700 per credit hour.

FTE conversion chart is available as an Excel Spreadsheet.

Federal law requires all new employees—including part-time faculty—to prove their eligibility for employment in the United States by providing documentation to their employers within the first three days of employment.  Please see the relevant paragraph in the Part-time Appointment Letter (link below) and the Human Resources Web site for detailed information about I-9s.

All part-time teaching appointments must have signed letters-of-offer prior to processing.

All part-time appointments must be submitted through the PSHR electronic workflow by approved users, following established procedures for that system.  Please see your college budget specialist for more information if needed.  HR forms.



Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA
(269) 387-2380 | (269) 387-2377 Fax