Course Banking

We assume that typical tenure-track faculty members in any given semester are dividing their time among teaching classes, scholarship/creation and other departmental/university obligations (including advising).

If a faculty member feels that it would be productive in a given semester to teach more, with a corresponding reduction in time available for scholarship/creation in return for an additional equivalent block of time for the latter purpose in the future, then we will consider allowing them to “bank” the implied teaching credit, and withdraw it in the future. If the initial “extra” teaching benefits the curriculum and the reduction in teaching is scheduled to avoid harm to the curriculum, then everyone benefits.