Pay (rates, dates and paychecks)

Receiving Paychecks

If you teach, TA, or work at UCSC during the rest of the year:

  • Your check will be delivered to the same place as fall, winter, and spring.
  • Your direct deposit continues in summer too.
  • To change these options, log into your At Your Service- change an address of delivery or set up direct deposit.

If you are working here only for Summer Session:

  • Your paycheck will be delivered to the Summer Session Office - 140 Hahn.  We'll contact you as soon as it arrives and hold it safely until you can get it.

Payment Dates

  • Session 1 instructors - full pay Aug 1
  • Session 2 instructors - full pay Sept 1
  • Summer Academy classes - full pay Sept 1
  • 8wk - half August 1, half September 1
  • 10wk - half August 1, half September 1

If you have questions about your paycheck deductions, dependents you claimed, retirement, etc. please contact Payroll or 831-459-2488. Summer Session Staff are not trained in payroll areas.

Summer Salary

Senate and Non-Senate Faculty, Lecturers, and other Instructors

  • Salary is calculated per-course 
  • Instructors' rate is 1/9 (11.11%) of annual salary as of March when appointments are made
  • Instructors may teach more than 1 course - paychecks will reflect the sum of the courses’ salaries
  • Summer quarter teaching load maximum is 15 credits total
  • Term teaching load maximum is 10 credits per 5 week term
  • Instructors' summer salary for all appointments, including courses taught outside of Summer Session (like COSMOS, for example), may not exceed 3/9 their annual salary

For more information on summer salary rates and policies, contact the Academic Human Resources Office in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Graduate Student Instructors

Graduate Student Instructors are hired using the appropriate 'Associate In' or 'Teaching Fellow' title codes. 

  • Associate In pay rate will be $4,809 per 5-credit course, $1,923.42 per 2-credit course
  • Teaching Fellow pay rate is $5,381 per 5-credit course, $2,152.40 per 2-credit course

Associate In and Teaching Fellows are paid 1/9th of the annual rate.  Because AIs and TFs are represented, pay rates are negotiated as part of the bargaining unit (BX) contract.  Current annual pay rates can be found on the salary scale on the APO web page.

If a graduate student advances to candidacy (moving from an Associate In rank to a Teaching Fellow), the department is responsible for notifying the Academic Human Resources Team at ue-ahr@ucsc.edu.  Notification is required by June 15 to reissue a revised Summer Session appointment letter and ensure appropriate pay for the first Summer Session.

Instructors Teaching Courses under 5 Credits

Here are the percentages of instructor’s annual salary rates, proportionate to the academic credit hours of courses offered.  This is effective beginning with Summer Session 2018.  Summer Session teaching compensation remains based upon salary rate in effect June 30 of the calendar year in which the Summer Session begins.

  • 4 credit paid at 8.88% of annual salary
  • 3 credit paid at 6.66%
  • 2 credit paid at 4.44%
  • 1 credit paid at 2.22%

This change aligns Summer Session practices with other UC Summer Sessions and helps manage our overextended instructional budget.

  • Summer Session offers very few courses less than 5 credits, including a small number of 3, 2, and 1 credit classes and labs
  • Instructors may teach more than 1 course - paychecks will reflect the sum of the courses’ salaries
  • Summer quarter teaching load maximum is 15 credits total
  • Term teaching load maximum is 10 credits per 5 week term

Instructors' summer salary for all appointments, including courses taught outside of Summer Session (like COSMOS, for example), may not exceed 3/9 their annual salary.

Reimbursement

  • Please see our “Purchasing for your course” page. All Summer Session purchasing must go through our purchasing channels.  Pre-approval is required.  

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