Summer Teaching Graduate Employee (GE) Appointments

Summer Term Calendar and Determining Contract Dates

For teaching GEs assigned to four-, eight-, and twelve-week courses, contract start and end dates are the 16th (for the start) and 15th (for the end) of the corresponding months as follows:

Timing and Duration of ClassSample Class Start DateSample Class End DateContract Start DateContract End Date
First 4 weeksJune 23July 18June 16July 15
Second 4 weeksJuly 21August 15July 16August 15
Third 3-4 weeksAugust 18September 5August 16September 15
8 weeksJune 23August 15June 16August 15
11 weeksJune 23September 5June 16September 15

Summer contract dates for teaching courses other than four-, eight-, and twelve-week-long courses will be the same as those outlined in the summer term instructional assignment guidelines issued by Human Resources.


Tentative Summer Offers

Tentative summer offers can be rescinded without penalty up to four weeks prior to the start of the summer session in which the work is scheduled to commence.

If a tentative offer is rescinded later than four weeks prior to the start of the summer session in which the work is scheduled to commence, the GE will be entitled to a payment of $300 in consideration of work performed preparing for the assignment.

Except in extraordinary circumstances, offers of summer appointment shall be issued no later than one week prior to the start of the summer session in which the work is scheduled to commence.

Details are available in Article 19, Section 4 of the UO-GTFF Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).


Class Cancellation Due to Lack of Enrollment

The CBA provides guidance regarding changes to assignment as a result of increase/decrease of course enrollment in Article 9—Work Agreement/Work Assignment—Section 3.

GEs may not be laid off (Article 21—Layoff) due to a class being cancelled as a result of inadequate course enrollment. You may contact the Division of Graduate Studies if you have questions.


Determining FTE and Monthly Salary for Summer Teaching GEs

Article 22 of the CBA specifies that for four-week or eight-week summer courses, GEs with sole responsibility (that is, sole responsibility for preparation for and teaching of classes assigned to them) shall be hired at the following minimum FTE:

  • .30 FTE for a 3 credit course
  • .37 FTE for a 4 or 5 credit course

Exceptions to the .49 FTE Limit during Summer Term

Under some circumstances, GEs may be hired to work up to 1.0 FTE during the summer term.

Exceptions to the .49 FTE Limit Policy