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Instructional Buyout Policy

Faculty members with externally funded grants may, with the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean, buy out a portion of their assigned teaching time as follows:

  • One three credit course per year may be bought out for 1/8th of the faculty member’s 9-month salary plus benefits.
  • For faculty members on administered loads with more than 25% assigned to unfunded research, buying out additional courses during the year requires buy out of a comparable amount of research time.  For example, buy out of a second course during the year would require 1/4 of the faculty member’s 9-month salary plus benefits.

Sample workloads of faculty members buying out 1, 2 or 3 courses according to this policy are outlined below.

Buy out
1 course
Buy out
2 courses
Buy out
3 courses
Unfunded research 45% 45% 32.5% 20%
Funded research   12.5% 37.5% 62.5%
Teaching 50% 37.5% 25% 12.5%
Service 5% 5% 5% 5%

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