Release Time

Release time, also referred to as reimbursed release time or assigned time, is defined as the time a faculty member is released from normal teaching responsibilities to perform other duties such as working on a sponsored project. A teaching load is normally reduced in three (3) unit increments.

A faculty member preparing a project proposal should examine the project needs and consult with the relevant campus administrator before determining the specified weighted teaching units (WTUs) to be reassigned to a sponsored program.

Additional employment through grants and contracts is subject to the University's additional employment and overload policies, and the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement Articles 35 and 36, "Outside Employment" and "Additional Employment", respectively (EO 890, 3.3.3).