Guidelines for Remuneration of Faculty


The Doctor of Ministry program is a professional doctoral program for people engaged in ministry. Quality of education goals within the program require teams of field and seminary professionals in collaboration as modules are planned and teaching intensives delivered. Therefore the remuneration practices are unique.


A lead teacher has module design responsibility, presentation responsibility during a teaching intensive portion of a module, and follow-up of assignments with participants for the duration of the module.

A team teacher may collaborate with the lead teacher and have significant presentation responsibility during the teaching portion of a module and be present for a number of days during the intensive.

A guest presenter may provide significant presentations at a teaching intensive but has little module design responsibility or follow-through with participants. Guest presenters typically present for the majority of a day or more, provide an area of expertise, lead dialogue and exercises, and thus complete their responsibility.

Category one - persons who are not seminary faculty:
  • Lead teacher: Remuneration is to be paid at the current Seminary set rate of $1,000 per credit. Load adjustments for teaching credit and calculating the remuneration are as follows:
8 credits $5,000
7 credits $5,000
6 credits $4,000 (for GSEM706, 6 or 8 credits, the rate will be $5,000)
5 credits $4,000
4 credits $3,000
3 or fewer credits $1,000 per credit

Travel expenses are to be reimbursed in addition to this amount.

  • Team teacher: $225.50 per full day
  • Guest presenter: $112.75 per full day
  • Non-seminary faculty supervising independent study; 3 or fewer credits: $112.75 honorarium
Category two - seminary faculty who are credited with a full load and generate the expected credit
  • Guest presenter: $112.75 per full day

1. Each module will have an allowance up to $3,750 to cover honorariums and travel expenses for team teachers and guest presenters.

2. For purposes of calculating teaching loads, DMin course modules are valued as follows:

  • 8 and 7 credit module = 5 credits teaching load
  • 6 and 5 credit module = 4 credits teaching load
  • 4 credit module = 3 credits teaching load
  • 1 – 3 credit module = 1 credit teaching load per credit

3. A cohort coordinator or lead teacher may request a person with outstanding expertise who is not an employee of an SDA organization, and choose to remunerate above this guideline in consultation with the DMin director, as long as the module budget for faculty is within the allowance.

4. Seminary faculty who do significant module collaboration and planning should share in the teaching load credit. Such faculty are lead teachers or co-lead teachers who divide the possible 5 hours of teaching load credit per module. Seminary faculty who do lead teaching, team teaching, or guest presenting, like their colleagues from the field, may receive an honorarium for the days of their activity during a teaching intensive, subject to dialogue between the program director and cohort coordinator.

5. Lead teachers should communicate with the DMin office regarding plans for utilizing the allowance for the teaching team.

6. Telephone allowance for lead teachers: $15/week in the U.S. $25/week outside the U.S.

Remuneration for Project Advisors and Readers who are not Seminary Faculty in the Doctor of Ministry Program
  • Project advisors: $512.50 honorarium
  • Project second readers: $205 honorarium
  • Project third reader: $102.50 honorarium for those who are not Andrews University faculty
Remuneration for Project Editors

In cases where a project editor other than the DMin program's technical editor is used, such as for cohort groups at locations other than the AU campus, and/or those working in a language other than English: of the $210 that is posted to a student account for project editing, $150 is to go to the main editor and $60 for the program's technical editor for final checking of format.


Phone: 269-471-3544   Toll-free: 888-717-6244   Email:
Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education
Phone: 1-800-253-2874   E-mail:
Copyright © 2014 Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104