Tenure stream faculty and teaching professors who teach two courses with an overall enrollment of 300 or more are entitled to apply for one course release. They must submit their request in a timely fashion for consideration by the program head and the department chair. The course release cannot be guaranteed and depends on the program/department’s needs. Requests for the course release should be submitted by October 1 for the upcoming academic year. Late requests will also be considered, if schedule adjustments can be made within the program. The request should also indicate when the faculty would like to use the course release (in most cases, no later than a year after the second of the two large courses is taught). Faculty with a departmental administrative position (chair, associate chair) must also obtain approval from the associate dean.