Reassigned Time for Research
Under terms of the CSU-AAUP contract specified minimum credit hours of faculty load must be reassigned for research for each semester. All members of the bargaining unit are eligible to apply. No individual may be awarded more than six (6) credit hours of reassigned time for one semester. The term “research” is intended to be broadly interpreted. (See definition of Faculty Scholarship under Personnel Policies in Faculty Handbook).)
Notification of the deadline for submission of applications for either or both semesters of the following academic year will be published in the WestConn Report by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at the beginning of the Fall term.
Application deadline is November 6th. Faculty members may apply for reassigned time by using the prescribed application form, a copy of which follows. The application may request reassigned time for more than one semester. Nine copies of the application and supporting materials must be received in the office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs by the close of business on November 6th. Late applications cannot be accepted. You must use the application form found in the current Faculty Handbook, which is available through the WCSU webpage at http://www.wcsu.edu/facultystaff/handbook. Outdated application forms will not be accepted.
III. Committee Actions
The Research and Development Committee will review the applications received and make recommendations using the following criteria:
A. The nature of the research question, the premise of the creative work, or the rationale for the instructional or curricular research project, which must be clearly stated.
B. The applicant should give evidence of specific knowledge and skills necessary to execute the project.
C. The applicant should indicate that the facilities and resources necessary to complete the project are available.
D. The applicant should indicate how the project will contribute to the body of research, creative or pedagogical knowledge in the applicant’s discipline.
E. The Research and Development committee
1. requires a current curriculum vitae which includes publications and/or presentations as well as a listing of previously Unviersity-funded projects.
2. will submit its recommendations to the University provost or his/her designee.
3. will inform each applicant of the recommendation made in regard to his/her application
F. Submit an electronic or hard copy of this application form and all related materials to the Research & Development Committee, c/o the Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 6. If submitting electronically, please print, sign, scan and include a copy of this application form with all related materials submitted. A copy must also be emailed (cc'd on the submittal email) to the chair of your department.
IV. Administrative Action
The University Provost or his/her designee will notify successful applicants regarding reassigned time awarded.
A summary of the results of a reassigned time award shall be submitted to the Research and Development Committee by the end of the first week in September after the reassigned time was awarded. Submission of a final report is required for consideration of future Reassigned Time For Research awards.
Spring 1988; Rev. Spring 1990, Sept. 1992, Feb. 1998
Rev. Senate Approval: (R-05-02-06), 3/16/05
Admin. Approval: 4/19/05
Rev. Senate Approval: R-06-04-02
Admin. Approval: 9/6/06
Revised Senate Approval: R-09-05-04
Admin. Approval: 7/14/09
Revised Senate Approval: R-12-10-02
Admin. Approval: 10/22/12