The Library Services Research Committee (RC) solicits applications for research time twice a year under CBA 10.6.4. There are typically 204 hours available each semester, contingent upon the Provost's annual allocation. Fall research time must be taken by the end of Spring Break the following year, while Spring research time must be taken by the end of Summer of the same year.
BULEY LIBRARY FACULTY PROCEDURES FOR REASSIGNED TIME (10.6.4)
The Committee will provide general support to library faculty in developing projects and alerting the faculty to relevant issues via the Research Committee web page, meetings and other communications.
The purpose of both 10.6.4 Reassigned Time for Research and Professional Development Leave (PDL) is to provide dedicated time to focus on a particular project.
10.6.4 time is to be used in support of creative activity. Projects may include, but are not limited to, work on:
. Artistic works
. Presentations of papers or other creative activity to a department, university, or conference
. Grant writing
PDL is to be used in support of providing library services to the Southern Connecticut State University community. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
. Handouts and research guides
. Professional reading
. Preparation for teaching and instruction
See 2016–2021 AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, Sections 8.10 and 10.6.4, and Promotion and Tenure Standards for Librarians (approved by the Senate in 2011)