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College of Education Grant Guidelines

  • Faculty members requesting a buyout of teaching duties must get approval from their department head prior to the start of the semester for which the buyout is requested.
  • When a portion of a faculty member’s salary is paid from an external grant or alternate funding source, the teaching responsibilities may be reduced through a course buyout. The cost per course buyout will be $7,000 in salary charged to the grant or funding source. The full amount of the buyout will remain in the department to cover the costs of hiring personnel to fulfill the teaching obligations. No funds will be distributed to the college or the faculty member. The cost per course buyout will be reviewed annually and may increase in the future.
  • Salary savings is generated when someone charges their academic (AY) or fiscal year (FY) salary towards a grant. Note: summer salary for AY faculty does not generate salary savings for the department. The salary charged to the grant results in salary savings for the department. When that amount exceeds a minimum of $5,000, the college, department and faculty member share in that salary savings. For every dollar charged above the $5,000 minimum the distribution will be as follows: 20% will go to the college, 40% will go to the department, and 40% will go to the faculty member. Salary savings will be distributed to the faculty member's incentive account approximately two months after the end of each personnel activity period (PAR). The PAR periods are as follows: January 1 through April 30, May 1 through August 31, and September 1 through December 31.
  • Non-mandatory cost-sharing is discouraged. At the university level, non-mandatory cost-sharing is not allowed though individual units may still do cost-sharing. If cost-sharing is mandated or needed for competitiveness, cost-sharing in the form of a portion of a faculty member’s budgeted time is permissible. Course release should not ordinarily be an expectation when effort is cost-shared; this contribution is viewed as part of a faculty member’s budgeted research time.
  • For more information, see the FAQ.


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