Faculty Exchange/Borrow

Faculty exchange or borrow affords a number of advantages to a faculty participant, including the chance to get to know colleagues and students at another campus and to experience teaching at a different institution. From an institutional perspective, faculty exchange enables departments to enrich their curricular options by drawing on expertise from the other campuses, as well as to address temporary staffing needs.

There are three types of faculty exchange/borrow. 
Straight exchange, in which faculty and their courses are exchanged without affecting their course loads.
Overload borrow, in which a faculty member teaches a course on another campus as an overload and is compensated for that overload.
Released-time borrow, in which a faculty member teaches a course on another campus as part of their normal course load; the lending campus may be reimbursed for the course it releases.

Starting the Process

Initial exploration of an arrangement begins with a conversation between the borrowing department head and the faculty member. See instructions for the full details of the approval process.

An application for approval of an exchange is initiated by the faculty member and must be evaluated by the department chairs and approved by deans or provosts at the lending and borrowing institutions. The amount of compensation, if any, should be accepted by all parties in advance of applying. 

View the instructions for a Five College Faculty Exchange or Faculty Borrow

View a list of deans or provosts to contact for Five College Faculty Exchange or Faculty Borrow Approvals.

>>Go to the online faculty exchange/borrow online application portal.

For more information, contact Rebecca Thomas, (413) 542-4023.