Faculty contracts normally cover the academic year of two semesters, Fall, and Spring. Faculty members receive 1/10 of their compensation on the last working day of each month from August through May.
Administrative officers of the University, and certain of their associates and assistants, as well as department heads, are appointed for the full fiscal year. Faculty members whose work requires continuous service may also be employed on this basis. Individuals on fiscal contracts receive his or her compensation in twelve equal installments commencing in July.
Normally, a departmental representative will pick up checks on the last working day of the month and make proper distribution in the department or a faculty member may select to have the check direct deposited to a bank. Each faculty member is required to acknowledge that the check was received by signing his or her name or by initialing an appropriate form provided by the Payroll Department.