Prior Email Notification of Intent: 1 September to department or program chairs.
Please identify the length and semester of the leave & whether or not it is contingent upon external funding.
Application Deadline: 1 November of the academic year preceding the year in which the course modification may occur.
Members of the Faculty may apply for a one-course or course-equivalent reduction in their regular teaching obligation during the two-semester period of an academic year. These may be applications for course development, unusual teaching arrangements and strategies, or other projects related either to the planning or implementation of improvement in teaching. Alternatively, applications may concern specific research projects. Selection is made by the division chairs and the Dean of the Faculty. Even when funding for a course replacement is assured through internal or external support, the Committee of Five must approve both the course reduction and replacement. The annual maximum number of these projects is fifteen percent of the full-time teaching Faculty.
To apply, please complete the Leaves and Course Reduction Form at http://www.bates.edu/dof/faculty-scholarship/leaves-and-course-reduction-form/.
1) The proposal, which should include a brief abstract, must state the project to be carried out and its importance to the teaching or scholarship of the applicant.
2) The proposal must include a statement of the courses and unit to be substituted, or replaced, or eliminated, during the year in which the leave occurs.
3) The proposal must be accompanied by a statement from the department or program chair which supports the leave and which states in specific terms what curricular adjustments will be made to accommodate the leave. No additional staff is possible for covering any course reduction unless funded by a grant.
4) At the conclusion of the academic year in which the teaching reduction has occurred, recipients must write formal reports which become part of their professional record.