College policy is to foster free inquiry and encourage timely discussions of a wide variety of issues, provided that the views expressed are stated openly and are subject to critical evaluation. Guest speakers will be invited, with the approval of the appropriate supervisor (usually the Academic Dean or Provost), to participate in classroom and public lectures.
The current maximum rate for guest speakers in the classroom is $36 per hour. Guest speakers who are not otherwise employed by the College are considered Independent Contractors. For these guest speakers who have no connection with the College, two forms are to be processed. The first, the Agreement for Contracted Services (P-15), is completed, signed by the contractor, and approved by the supervisor before the speaking engagement. The second form, the Request for Payment for Services (FE-2A), is completed after the activity is concluded and submitted to your timekeeper.
If guest speakers are on the DMACC payroll, the authorization is completed using a Personnel Action Notice-Temporary Employment (P-12A).