The Chair welcomes requests for summer teaching assignments from all full-time Faculty members, qualified graduate students, and members of the part-time teaching pool. Summer teaching cannot be guaranteed to any individuals in the above list 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. The Department will endeavor to distribute summer teaching opportunities equitably among members of the bargaining unit without regard to academic rank. Faculty members may elect not to accept a summer assignment. See also CBA Article IX, Section 4.