Reagan Faculty Leave Guidelines (updated 1.12.09)
Due date: February 1, to Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts, Room 100, Hall Moody Administration Building.
Tenured faculty members with six (6) or
more years of full-time service at UT Martin are encouraged to apply
for a one-year Reagan Faculty Leave at one-half salary or a half-year
Reagan Faculty Leave at full salary. Typically, the one half-year leave
will be awarded for the Spring semester; however, in unique situations,
a Fall semester award may be considered. A faculty member who has been
awarded a leave must wait a minimum of three (3) years before applying
for another leave.
Faculty Development International Travel Grant monies may be used to supplement activities engaged in during the Reagan Leave period, only as the travel relates to specified goals and objectives of the Reagan Leave. However, a faculty member is ineligible for a Faculty Development International Travel Grant for one (1) fiscal year following culmination of the Leave. Faculty are eligible for only one (1) Faculty Development International Travel grant, either individual or group (when funds are available), during an academic year.
The application procedure is as follows:
Members of the Faculty Research & Development Committee (representing all UT Martin academic units) are responsible for reading and evaluating proposals. The ORGC will prepare proposal packages in a pdf format and distribute copies and evaluation rubrics to committee members via email. Members will complete the evaluations and return them to ORGC (in/by hard copy or email).They will then forward their recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who will make the final decisions and announce the award recipients. In the event a Committee Member submits a proposal, and/or if a Committee Member's immediate family member (i. e., spouse; parent(s); children, including step-children; siblings; nieces and nephews) submits a proposal, the Committee Member will excuse her/himself from reviewing and discussing any proposals, but will participate in all other aspects of the Committee's work. It is the responsibility of the Committee Member to secure a replacement for her/him to review and discuss all proposals and to provide the name of the replacement to the Committee Chair before the Committee's initial meeting
These awards carry a stipend, to be paid to the recipient's department,
to cover the salary of an adjunct replacement for the recipient up to
or equal to 12 credit teaching hours (maximum of 4 courses) per academic
year. This amount is subject to change according to UT Martin guidelines
(VCAA and Office of Finance and Administration) for paying adjunct faculty.
In addition, each recipient may receive up to $500 for travel, supplies,
and other program expenses. The faculty member should
discuss the possibility of applying for a Reagan Leave with his/her
department chair to ensure the applicant's department/college will be
able to replace the applicant for the period of leave with an adjunct
paid at the current adjunct rate.
NOTE TO FACULTY WHOSE AWARD MAY INCLUDE SOFTWARE PURCHASE: To ensure that campus IT is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible, the IT Executive Oversight Committee needs to be aware of the technology needs of the campus, including software. To facilitate this process, we are asking the any unit proposing a software system purchase provide technical needs to the committee prior to making the purchase. To make this an easy process, a form has been developed whereby departmental software needs may be identified and submitted to the committee, specifying the purpose of the software, which programs have been examined and what program you would like to purchase. We believe this will improve campus communications and help us better utilize our IT resources. The form can be accessed at https://www.utm.edu/departments/its/softwarerequest.php 1/15/2015