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Supplemental Pay

Boise State University Policy #7195 states that a faculty member may receive supplemental pay for up to 20% effort above and beyond Regular Duties.

Regular Duties consist of Teaching, Research and Service and is determined in a workload description by the faculty and approved by the Chair and calculated by percentage for each area with all three totaling 100%.  An example is a faculty member workload of Teaching 60%, Research 20% and Service 20%.

The following serves as a quick reference for submitting EAFs for supplemental pay for faculty (Lecturer, Tenure Track and Clinical faculty). First read Boise State Policy #7195 for full details regarding supplemental pay.


In the Comments Box provide:

  • for Teaching Overload – course for supplemental pay – course #, title and # credits. (e.g., ACCT 300, Financial Reporting, 3 credits);
  • for Grant Work – Brief description of work on the grant;
  • for Other – brief description of work and reason for supplemental pay;
  • for ALL EAFs – include the workload percentages of Teaching, Research and Service (e.g., T 40%, R 40%, S 20%).

NOTE:  A lecturer, Tenure Track Faculty and Clinical Faculty with a full teaching workload teaches the following for regular pay:

  1. Lecturer – 4 three-credit classes
  2. TT, Clinical Faculty – 3 three-credit classes

With 15 credits considered a 100% teaching workload, a 3-credit class is considered 20% (3/15).  If a 3-credit  or other credit class is considered greater than X/15 = % of the workload, briefly describe why in the Comments Box.  The variation should be described in the department workload manual.


Verify that the teaching workload percentage equals the course load the faculty is teaching for the semester supplemental pay is requested.

For example, a faculty member with 40% workload should be teaching two 3-credit classes or a combination of classes totaling 6 credits.  If the faculty is teaching less, either the EAF is denied or an explanation for the discrepancy is added to the EAF before approval and forwarding to the Provost Office.