DN (Regulation) – Personnel Positions


SECTION ONE: FACULTY

1.01     Members of the faculty are generally responsible for ensuring the achievement of appropriate student learning and academic program outcomes as well as contributing to the overall educational environment of the College. See Regulation DNA and associated exhibits for detailed faculty position descriptions.  All job descriptions are available in the Office of Human Resources.

1.02     Full-Time Instructors

The job title of full-time members of the faculty is “instructor”.  Instructors are full-time, professional employees, and instructors are exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 541.303(a))Instructors are not eligible for vacation leave.

1.02.1  Each fiscal year, the College engages instructors in 34-week contracts for the fall and spring semesters of that year, or 42-week contracts for the fall and spring semesters and one summer semester of that year.  From time to time, the College may adjust the number of weeks, and prorate the salary accordingly, in a specific instructor’s contract for a given year to align with variations in the academic calendar.

1.02.2  Upon initial employment, the College sets each instructor’s salary according to the Instructor Salary Schedule, which the College publishes annually in the Operating Budget.  In subsequent years, if the College offers a contract to an instructor, the College will include in the contract amount any salary adjustments approved by the Board of Trustees in past or current fiscal years for which the instructor is eligible.

1.02.3  Because faculty play a critical role in fostering a vibrant learning community, the College expects instructors to spend at least 35 hours per week on campus engaged in (a) direct student instruction, (b) office hours, (c) service to the College through committee work or other work related to the academic mission of the College, or (d) support of co-curricular, extra-curricular, or approved community-engagement activities.  The Vice President of Academic Affairs may authorize an instructor to include hours spent off campus during which the instructor is engaged in scheduled online interactions or off-campus activities/programs similar to those described in this subsection on a semester-by-semester basis.

1.03     Adjunct Instructors

The job title for a part-time member of the faculty is “adjunct instructor”.  Adjunct instructors are part-time, professional, at-will employees, and adjunct instructors are exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 541.303(a)).  The primary duties of adjunct instructors are teaching, learning assessment, and supporting student success in the classroom.  An adjunct instructor’s assignment shall not exceed seven (7) semester credit hours, inclusive of classroom and laboratory instruction.  The Board of Trustees approves the compensation rate by semester hour for adjunct instructors annually, and the College publishes the rate in the Operating Budget.  See Regulation DNA for a detailed faculty position description.

1.04     Noncredit Instructors

All noncredit instructors (full-time and part time) are at-will employees who are qualified to teach workforce education classes, adult basic education classes, or personal interest classes. The primary duties of all noncredit instructors are teaching, learning assessment, and supporting student success. All noncredit instructors are exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 541.303(a)). Full-time noncredit instructors work 40 hours per week in all weeks during which the College is open throughout the calendar year, and they accrue vacation leave.  Upon initial employment, the salary of a full-time noncredit instructor is set according to the Instructor Salary Schedule. The teaching assignment for a part-time noncredit instructor is limited to 19.5 hours per week, except with prior approval from the Dean of Community Services. The hourly compensation for part-time noncredit instructors is set according to the noncredit pay schedule published in the annual Operating Budget.

 

SECTION TWO: STAFF

Detailed job descriptions for all staff positions are available in the Office of Human Resources.

2.01     Executive

Executives are full-time, professional employees who contribute to the general leadership and direction of the institution with direct responsibility for a significant division of the College.  Executive positions are exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 541.100).   The College President sets Executive compensation based on market conditions and College resources, and the Board of Trustees reviews Executive compensation when it considers the College President’s annual personnel plan.

2.02     Administrative Staff

Administrative staff members are full-time, professional employees whose primary duties involve performing office or non-manual work directly related to the management or operations of the College.  As part of their primary duties, Administrative Staff exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance in their assigned areas.  Administrative staff are exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 541.200). The College sets compensation for Administrative Staff using the Salary Grades chart, which is published annually in the Operating Budget.

2.03     General Staff

General staff members are full-time or part-time employees whose work requires specialized knowledge or skills; ability to reliably complete complex or nuanced tasks; and/or specialized service to students, internal clients, or the public.  The College will determine if each general staff position is exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act on a case-by-case basis.  The College sets compensation for General Staff using the Salary Grades chart, which is published annually in the Operating Budget.

2.04     Clerical, Labor, and Trades Staff

Clerical, Labor, and Trades staff members are full-time or part-time employees who are eligible to earn overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Clerical Staff generally perform day-to-day office tasks, such as answering telephones; entering or accessing data using software; providing routine service to students, internal clients, or the public; word processing; sorting and filing; photocopying and collating; record keeping; appointment scheduling; and minor bookkeeping.  Trades Staff are employees who specialize in a particular occupation that requires work experience, on-the-job training, and often formal vocational education.  Labor Staff are employees who perform tasks that require minimal training or education. The College sets compensation for Clerical, Labor, and Trades Staff using the Salary Grades chart, which is published annually in the Operating Budget.

 

SECTION THREE: STUDENT EMPLOYEES

The College may employ students to work in a broad range of jobs.  The working conditions and pay rates for comparable student jobs are the same regardless of the source of funding for the position (see below).  Student employees are eligible for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act; however, in order to support students’ academic endeavors, the College will not authorize overtime for student employees.

3.01     Federal College Work Study
Student employees in the Federal College Work Study program must qualify under Federal requirements, demonstrate financial need, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. The maximum work schedule is 19 hours per week during. Full- and part-time students may be eligible for Federal College Work Study.

3.02     Texas College Work Study
Student employees in the Texas College Work Study (TCWS) program must qualify under the TCWS program provisions. They may work only during the fall and/or spring semesters, not the summer semesters. They must demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress. The maximum work schedule is 19 hours per week. Full- and part-time students may be eligible for TCWS.

3.03     Angelina College Work Study
Student employees in the Angelina College work study program must maintain satisfactory academic progress, but do not have to demonstrate financial need.  They may work during any semester.  The maximum work schedule is 19 hours per week.

 

Adopted: 12/2017