Faculty Reading Period Policy

Sponsor:

Office of Academic Affairs

Contact:

Vice Provost

Category:

Academic and Student Affairs

Number:

300.011

Effective Date:

1975/04/28

Review Date:

2014/03/01

Implementation History:

02/01/1996

Keywords:

Faculty reading period

Background Information:

Purpose

To provide a description of the parameters for the faculty reading period

Definitions

Faculty reading period: a period of shifted professional responsibilities usually scheduled in the month of August

Statements

The faculty reading period, usually scheduled in the month of August, is a period of shifted professional responsibilities, rather than a vacation period. It is to be used by faculty to further their own professional development. Faculty are not at liberty to accept remunerative employment elsewhere, except subject to the same restrictions that apply throughout the rest of the year.

In calculating the dates for an enrollment that bridges the reading period, the end date of the enrollment is extended by four weeks. This additional time does not count as instructional time since credit cannot be earned during the reading period.

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