This may not directly pertain to job search and the question is about tenure review question. I have been on course load release (1 class per semester) over my past few years at institution X. I am on a research grant with another PI and he bought my teaching time out of his grant.
While I am preparing my review documents, my chair has informed me that because I have course release in the past, the department/college expects to see higher research productivity compared to other faculty members who don't have grant. It sounds like the univ is punishing people who have grant??!! I was completely caught off guard and am curious if this is true for other places?