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Compensation overview
Compensation for instructors and faculty is based on two main factors: rank (lecturer, senior lecturer/assistant, associate, full) and the number of student credit hours (SCH) being generated by the course (number of students multiplied by number of credits). View the new per credit compensation rates (UWL NetID required). Continuing Education promotes and markets summer offerings.

What is the minimum size for a class?
The minimum enrollment for an undergraduate course is 36 SCH (e.g., 12 students in a 3-credit class) - see compensation link (UWL NetID required) for graduate course and internship salary structures. If the enrollment does not generate the minimum number of SCH required to sustain the minimum salary, instructors/faculty may choose to cancel the course or provide the opportunity without remuneration (in the same way that many faculty do during the regular semester for independent studies).

Who is responsible for deciding on course offerings and staffing?
Departments will be responsible for deciding on course offerings and staffing in conjunction with the college Dean. Faculty/instructors will be notified of their enrollments and the minimum salary associated with each course. The decision to cancel a summer school course (in any of the three summer sessions), must be made two weeks in advance of the start of the first summer session. Summer session instructors are guaranteed 90% of the salary indicated by the enrollment 2-weeks prior to the start of summer classes and the salary may increase if additional students enroll.