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5.400 Evaluation of Full-time Faculty

5.500 Divisional Meetings

5.600 Mini-Courses, Interim Courses, and Special Courses

5.700 Faculty Release Time

5.710 Intellectual Property Rights and Policies

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5.800 Participation in Graduation

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5.700 Faculty Release Time


Policy Number: 5.700 

Subject: Faculty Release Time

Date Adopted: January 1, 1991

Any faculty member who wishes to develop a new course or program, revise existing curriculum in the division, or develop and implement a grant which would improve the quality of instruction, may request a three-semester hour reduction of a semester's teaching load in order to implement the project. Such projects are limited to one a year in any division.

A faculty member requesting release time will submit a detailed proposal, outlining what he or she plans to do. Formal approval of the request will require the approval of the Division Chairperson and the Vice President for Instruction.

A proposal ordinarily shall be reviewed and approved one semester prior to the beginning of the released time.