The Chair solicits requests for summer teaching assignments from all full-time faculty members. Summer teaching cannot be guaranteed to any faculty member and most summer teaching assignments are for a partial load. The size, content, and staffing of summer courses are dictated by budgetary constraints and curricular needs. Within these requirements faculty members are offered summer teaching assignments. The Chair, in consultation with FAC and the Chairs of the GSC, MPA Committee, USC, and CACM committees, determines the list of course offerings which meet the objective of sound curriculum planning and an effective response to student demand. Based upon this list of courses, the Chair secures from each member of the faculty requests for summer teaching. Names of graduate students whose dissertations and theses are expected to be directed to conclusion during the summer will also be obtained by the Chair in order to compensate faculty for dissertation/thesis direction during the summer (See relevant section in the tenure-track CBA). All regular members of the Department requesting summer appointments will be given fair and equitable treatment without regard to faculty rank regarding the assignment of summer teaching. Faculty members may elect not to accept a summer assignment. See also relevant section in CBA.