Full-time faculty appointments are for 12 months, two terms, nine months, or ten months. The length of service of a faculty member appointed for two terms, nine months, or ten months encompasses the calendar period of the appointment plus whatever time may be necessary before the start and the end of the period for preparation, grade reporting, or other work related to that of the term itself, including, specifically, the start of classes prior to September 1 or the end of classes or turning in of final grades after April 30.
Faculty on a two-term, nine-month, or ten-month appointment may elect to receive their contract salary over 12 months beginning in September. Once an election is made, no change in the method of payment can be made until the following September. New faculty on a two-term, nine-month, or ten-month appointment basis whose appointment begins other than September may not elect to receive their salary over 12 months until the following September.
For additional information, refer to AC 41 Length of Appointments.