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Work Toward An Advanced Degree by Faculty Members - UTDPP1004

Policy Statement

The following University guidelines concern work toward an advanced degree by faculty members.

  1. A faculty member (tenured or not) may pursue an advanced degree in a component institution of the U. T. System other than the one at which he or she is employed or at another institution outside of the U. T. System. Such coursework for a full-time faculty member must be approved by the head of the faculty member's program, the appropriate dean, the Executive Vice President and Provost (Provost), and the President.
  2. A non-tenured faculty member who wishes to pursue an advanced degree at U. T. Dallas must be recommended by the head of the department or program in which he or she is employed, and the recommendation must be approved by the appropriate dean, the Provost, and the President.
  3. A tenured faculty member should not normally pursue an advanced degree at U. T. Dallas.
  4. Depending on the amount of coursework carried by the faculty member (student), adjustments in salary may be made as deemed appropriate by the Provost and the President. Any paid faculty development leave for such a purpose shall be paid from faculty salaries as permitted under Legislative appropriations or from non-State funds.
  5. In view of the need for self-improvement and increased interdisciplinary education, there is no prohibition against faculty members taking course work which is not to be applied toward a degree.
  6. The amount of coursework allowed a full-time faculty member is normally not more than one course during the work day without advance approval of the immediate supervisor.

Policy History

  • Issued: 1993-02-01
  • Editorial Amendments: 1998-02-02
  • Editorial Amendments: 2000-09-01