Definition: Workload Reassignment / Course Release

Workload reassignment or course buy-out generally means that a course release has been given so the faculty member can work on an externally funded grant.  The corresponding percentage of the person’s appointment is directly charged to the grant account during the term of the buy-out. In effect, the grant “buys” the faculty member’s released time by paying for that portion of their salary so that the equivalent amount of effort can be spent working on the grant.