Policy on Expectations of Faculty when on Release Time from Teaching (2003; Revised 2006)
This statement expands on policy entitled "Policy on Expectations of Tenured Faculty ." Ten month faculty appointments carry with them the expectation that faculty will sustain their teaching, administrative, undergraduate advising, graduate advising, service, and other faculty duties throughout the fall and spring semesters. Faculty who receive administrative teaching relief, who teach 8 week courses, who have internal grants (such as a CAHI fellowship or New Frontiers grant), or who have accumulated release time from teaching (for instance, by "banking" courses) are expected to maintain, without interruption, their obligations in these other areas. That is, unless on externally funded research leave, Leave Without Pay, or sabbatical, faculty who are not engaged in teaching courses are expected to maintain a presence on campus in order to perform their other faculty duties. Those faculty who wish to be absent from campus for prolonged periods and therefore unavailable for normal service and administrative duties must receive written approval from their unit Chair and the Dean of the College. Approval will be given only if the Chair and the Dean determine that the faculty member’s extended absence from campus is in the context of advancing the mission of the campus and that the individual's non teaching duties can be covered by qualified others.