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POL 5.210 Part-time Faculty Benefits

The college will provide the following fringe benefits to part-time faculty:

  1. Individuals employed as part-time faculty may utilize existing accrued Kirtland sick leave for class time for which they were scheduled to be physically present, but unable to attend due to illness. No additional sick time will be accrued for part-time instruction, nor for any employment under third party contract. If a part-time faculty member does not work or teach at Kirtland Community College for two consecutive academic years, any previously accrued sick time will be forfeited.
  2. The college will make contribution to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System on behalf of each part-time faculty member if and as mandated by the retirement system.
  3. Part-time faculty scheduled to be present shall be entitled to absence with pay when the college and/or off-campus facilities are closed due to emergency situations (i.e. inclement weather, electrical outages, etc.).
  4. Part-time faculty who teach a minimum of 16 total contact hours in a semester shall be eligible for either one tuition free Kirtland Community College course (maximum four credit hours) for each semester taught in an academic year (an academic year begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester) or a maximum of four credit hours per semester tuition free for FLEX or module based classes, provided the classes are within the same discipline, per the provisions of POL 5.170 – Tuition Free College Courses for Employees. Participation in tuition free classes must be with no interference with regular employee responsibilities. Part-time faculty teaching more than one semester in an academic year may accumulate tuition free courses from semester to semester within the academic year. All tuition free courses must be used by the end of the academic year in which they are earned or they will be forfeited.

In the event the part-time faculty does not take advantage of the tuition free course(s), his/her spouse or dependent children are eligible for this benefit.

Application fees, student activity fees, book and other class fees must be paid by the recipient of the employee scholarship grant at the time of registration.


Revised September 14, 1995
Revised August 8, 2002
Revised December 19, 2005
Revised October 14, 2014