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MAP & RCAP

Assigned time proposals for Mission in Action Plans (MAP) should describe how next year’s assigned time work will contribute to the Mission of the SOE/CSUSM. Assigned time proposals for Research and Creative Activities Plans (RCAP) should describe how next year’s assigned time work will contribute to the professional research agenda of the faculty member. Please see the attached documents (MAP & RCAP applications and rubrics) that more specifically outline categories of work for the MAP and RCAP.

Submission of a proposal is the sole means by which the 1.5 or 3 units of instructional assigned time for MAP and RCAP respectively will be considered and granted to individual faculty members. Therefore, faculty who do not submit a plan by the deadline will have a direct teaching load of 24 units for the academic year.  Full-time, tenure-line faculty members may apply for up to 3 units of instructional assigned time for a MAP and up to 3 units of instructional assigned time for a RCAP.  Faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program may apply for up to 1.5 units of instructional assigned time for a MAP and up to 1.5 units of instructional assigned time for a RCAP.

Timeline for Assigned Time for Mission in Action Plans (MAP) and Research and Creative Activities Plans (RCAP)

  • The SOE Director will send out a call for proposals to all tenure-line faculty by April 15. The call for proposals shall include a request for submitting reports of the previous year’s activities.
  • The proposals will be due to the Director by May 15.
  • The SOE Community Council co-chairs will form an ad-hoc committee of 2-3 members chosen from the SOE tenure-line faculty by April 30.
  • The ad-hoc committee will review the proposals using the approved Scoring Rubric for MAP Proposals and Scoring Rubric for RCAP Proposals and submit recommendations to the Director and the Dean by May 31.
  • The Director and the Dean will notify the faculty about the outcome of the recommendations by July 31. 

Instructions for Mission in Action Plans (MAP) & Research and Creative Activities Plans (RCAP) Assigned Time Year-End Report

MAP and RCAP assigned time year-end reports should include a brief overview of how your service/project/research contributed to the Mission of the SOE/CSUSM and an evaluation of intended outcomes. Submission of the year-end report is necessary prior to the consideration of next year’s proposal.  Assigned time proposals are the sole means by which the 1.5 or 3 units of instructional assigned time for this purpose will be considered and granted to individual faculty members. Therefore, faculty who do not submit both a year-end report and assigned time proposal will have a direct teaching load of 24 units for the academic year.

Please provide a short summary of work accomplished this past year.  The year-end report should be approximately one page in length and may, in addition, include any necessary attachments. Reports should include:

  • Summary of project and work completed (This can be in a narrative or bulleted format.  Please include the target population being served or targeted journal venue for research findings / article)
  • Evaluation of intended outcomes (For MAP: Evaluation can include findings from data collected from a project, letters of support from appropriate district personnel in recognition of work completed, completed manuscripts for submission to journals, etc. For RCAP: Explain how the research and creative activities contributed to your research agenda. Evaluation can include findings from data collected from a project, completed manuscripts/proposals for submission to journals/funding agencies, letters of support from appropriate district’s or professional organization’s personnel in recognition of work completed, significance of work completed, etc.)