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Administrative policy regarding research creative activity appointments

  1. Some special investigations which faculty members wish to pursue require unusual time commitments. The research or creative activity appointments are intended to help in such situations and is awarded either as an academic year or summer grant. An academic-year appointment is an authorization to the collegial dean and the departmental chairperson to make a major and unusual shift in a faculty member's load from teaching to research/creative activity duties. A summer appointment supports research/creative activity during the combined ten-week period coinciding with the two summer terms. It carries a fixed stipend. No other compensation may be earned concurrently with the summer appointment. Summer research appointments are awarded upon the condition that the recipient shall be a faculty member of this university the following year.
  2. Further details and application forms are available from the office of research and graduate studies. The annual competition is announced early in the fall semester each year.
  3. Research/creative activity appointments are made by the vice president for research and dean of graduate studies upon the recommendation of the university research council.
Policy Effective Date:
Mar 01, 2015
Policy Prior Effective Dates: 
11/4/1977, 3/18/1982, 9/16/1988, 1/5/1990, 4/28/2003, 6/1/2007