College of Liberal Arts

Signature Course Funding

Funding Model for the College of Liberal Arts

 

For 2013-14 and future years

  • $13,000 in faculty replacement costs will be provided to the department for each faculty member receiving a full course release to teach a signature course.
  • In addition, $1,000 will be reserved in a separate sub-account for special course expenses.  At the end of the fiscal year, any unused funds may be reallocated at the discretion of the department chair.
  • For each UGS-303 course, $8,000 will be provided directly to the department from UGS for each TA  (at least one TA for each 50 students).
  • UGS has reserved funds for additional expenses for large format courses.  Faculty may apply through department chairs directly to UGS for additional funds.

Departments may use Signature Course funds for either non-tenure-track faculty salaries or teaching assistant/assistant instructor salaries. By provost ruling, in no case may these funds be used to enhance any tenured or tenure-track faculty salary directly. 

 

 

Previous Academic Years:

 

AY 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

  • $13,000 in faculty replacement costs will be provided to the department for each faculty member receiving a full course release to teach a signature course. This amount includes $1,000 for special course expenses.
  • For each UGS-303 course, $8,000 for each TA  (at least one TA for each 50 students) will be provided directly to the department from UGS. 
  • $1,000 per course will be reserved in a separate sub-account for special course expenses. Departments should make every effort to support faculty requests of up to that amount. Procedurally, faculty members should submit spending proposals to their department chair for approval. Departments are encouraged to develop an internal procedure with submission deadlines that align with your departmental budget planning process. Funds will be allocated at the discretion of the department chair. Any unused funds may be reallocated at the discretion of the department chair.

Contact

Please direct comments on the Procedures Guide to cola_comments@utlists.utexas.edu.

Last Modified: 26 February 2013