Guidelines for use of 101-4 Funds
Priority Uses of 101-4 funds:
- Appointment of new, tenure-track faculty or research academic staff, who have the potential to become funded, and actively seek externally sponsored research support.
- Appointment of tenured faculty and established research academic staff who demonstrate high quality research, or have established a record of successful extramural grant proposal writing, or would benefit from addition of research support staff.
- Approximate breakdown of 101-4 in CHS:
|70%||New faculty/staff hires leveraged with campus support (eg., Milw. Idea)|
|30%||Support and enhancement of the SEED Program, and support of CHS Centers that foster research activities, instructional-replacement costs and/or summer support.|
Guidelines for Expenditure of Fund 101-4
- Appointments of faculty and non-teaching academic staff members from Fund 101-4 must correlate with the percentage of time and effort spent on research activities. A 0.25 FTE appointment equates to 25% of time (1 3-credit group instruction course release each semester) with efforts dedicated to sponsored research activities.
- Appointments of faculty and/or academic staff members from Fund 101-4 must be made in increments of 0.25 FTE. Faculty members may opt to use the support during the summer instead of reduced instructional workload during the academic year.
- Faculty or academic staff activities targeting externally sponsored instructional projects, eg., training grants, should not be recipients of 101-4 funds. Instruction-related activities are more appropriately supported by Fund 101-2.
- Appointments to 101-4, will be made annually in the spring semester for the upcoming academic year, with the intent that it will be for a minimum of a two year period, but renewed annually. The dean will have final discretion over all appointments, renewals and continuations.
- All 101-4 funds will be held centrally in the dean's office. Appointments to 101-4 funding will be determined by the dean, and may be based upon recommendations from department chairs and program directors.
Appointment of existing faculty/staff members to 101-4 funding will require that department executive committees, or their delegate, approve the appointment in order for individuals to receive 101-4 support. Executive committees must also agree to review individuals for merit based upon a workload that accurately reflects appointments that may differ from the traditional weighting of teaching, research and service.