SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Handbook


Summer Session Employment

Policy Number Owner
1019.1 Provost/VP of Academic Affairs

Revision History

Date Version Change Ref Section
c. 2001 1.0 New Document  
11/28/2016 1.1 Minor Revisions  
1/2/2017 1.2 Minor Revisions  

Statement of Policy

Following are the policies and procedures governing the selection of faculty members for summer session appointments. The policies and procedures result from several considerations. Most important is the purpose of the college to serve the taxpayers of the State of New York by offering within its financial limits the highest quality and more comprehensive program during the summer session.

1.  The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Deans, determines the program of courses and special workshops to be offered during the coming summer. This program will be based primarily on the needs of potential students.

2.  The Deans will recommend to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs summer session faculty. Important factors of competence to be considered in selecting faculty are:

    A. Quality of classroom teaching.

    B. Teaching experience in terms of the specific courses to be taught.

    C. Formal preparation for college teaching including advanced degrees.

    D. Capacity to perform necessary services to the college other than classroom teaching. A limited number of visiting staff members will be appointed each summer with the following considerations being made:

        i. The number of outside staff members appointed shall be held a minimum in order that a maximum number of regular staff members may be given the opportunity for summer assignments.

        ii. Visiting staff members shall be selected on the basis of their ability to broaden the instructional program which our graduate students had during their four years of undergraduate study.

        iii. When possible, visiting professors shall be well known in order that their presence on campus may add to the prestige of the program.

        iv. Whenever possible, the Provost and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean shall arrange for an equitable exchange of professors, so that visitors to this campus in turn create for our regular staff members summer positions on their campuses.

        v. Recruitment for visiting staff members must comply with affirmative action guidelines.

3. Approval by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will write the letter of appointment.

4. Personnel forms (CP-1 or CP-3) must be submitted to the Human Resource Center, along with appointment letter, prior to the first day of summer employment.


Contact Information

For questions about the Campus Handbook, please contact:

Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2538
Fax: (518) 564-2540