Course banking refers to the practice of teaching an extra course one academic year and, in return, teaching one less course in a subsequent academic year.
The following guidelines apply:
- The department’s curricular needs must be met.
- Courses may be banked but not borrowed, except in unusual circumstances. In other words, the overload must be taught in advance of the reduced load, and not vice-versa.
- Banking may be done only for purposes of enhancing the ability of faculty to engage in scholarly work or service.
- A faculty member may use banking to produce a semester that is free of classroom teaching. However, s/he must remain on campus during that semester.
- All course banking requires prior approval from the divisional Associate Dean.
- Courses may not be banked for more than two years.
- Un-banking is the responsibility of the Department Chair; no form is required to be sent to the Dean’s office.