UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Approved by CBE Faculty 12/02/2011
Consistent with the CBE document, “Support for Research, Scholarly Activity, and Professional Activity,” department chairs can nominate faculty to the CBE Dean for research reassigned time. Faculty can request this nomination from the department chair. This document explains what qualifications faculty must have to be eligible for research reassigned time; what is expected from faculty who get research reassigned time; and factors that may constrain granting of research reassigned time.
Consistent with UWRF 8.1.1, reassigned time reduces load from 4/4 to 4/3.
UWRF 8.1.1 Load
Members of the faculty are expected to teach an average of twelve undergraduate credit hours per semester. However, with the approval of the department chair and Dean, faculty may receive reassigned time to account for advising, service to the University or community, research and scholarly activity, or exceptionally high student credit hour (SCH) production.
To Qualify for Research Reassigned Time:
Expectations of Faculty Granted Research Reassigned Time:
Contingent upon budget sufficiency and administrative authority to do reassigned time, constraints for Granting Research Reassigned Time are:
- AQ faculty members must teach 50% of the SCH in each area, and 90% of the SCH in each area must be taught by either AQ or PQ faculty members.
- Participating members of the faculty must teach 60% of the SCH in each department and 75% in the College.
If a faculty member has been granted research reassigned time and is unable to use it because of one of the two constraining factors, they may bank their reassigned time for a future semester. A banked reassigned time should not influence the granting of new reassigned time.