Guidelines for Professional Development Funds 2009-2010
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All full-time faculty members and librarians who were employed by the College on July 1, 2009 can apply for funding of professional development activities they have engaged in since July 1, 2009. Full-time faculty members and librarians who were employed as of September 1, 2009 can apply for funding for professional development activities they have engaged in after that date.
The Professional Development entitles all full-time faculty members and librarians to a set amount of $671 each.
Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2009.
Continuing scholarship funds can be expended for programs, projects, and activities related to your scholarly activity and professional development, as specified in the expenditure categories below. They can be used to reimburse expenses up to the specified amount that have been incurred for continuing scholarship since July 1, 2009, if proper explanation is provided.
1. Travel and related costs for conference participation or research: Conference registration fees, travel and related costs (hotels, meals, etc.) when undertaken in support of activities that constitute continuing scholarship, including improvement of content knowledge or teaching skills.
2. Acquisition of books, journals, subscriptions, supplies, and equipment: The cost of acquiring books, journals, subscriptions, supplies and equipment in connection with research, pedagogical development or other continuing scholarship and professional development activities.
3. Memberships fees in professional organizations
4. Funds towards the purchase of computers, digital imaging equipment, printers, PDAs, other office equipment
Important Note on Equipment: Equipment purchases may not be combined with College funds.
5. Assistance with research, pedagogical development, or other scholarly activity: Costs related to the employment of research assistants, library searches, short-term clerical assistance (e.g., to prepare a manuscript), computing and statistical services, duplication of materials or other logistical support in connection with continuing scholarship, and dues for professional memberships related to the faculty member's or librarian's discipline. Union dues are not reimbursable.
6. Graduate/Post Graduate Study. Tuition, fees, and course materials for work toward the terminal degree, relevant post-graduate study, or study required to maintain academically relevant professional licenses that will occur prior to June 30, 2010.
Please see Addendum.
Submit a proposal of your continuing scholarship activity (Professional Development) via the online 2009-10 Application for Professional Development form, which can be found here:
The application form is to request the $671 Professional Development funds available to each individual.
If you have any questions about the purposes for which these professional development funds are intended or questions about the application process, please consult with your School Dean or Associate Provost, Andrew Harris.
Approved Purposes. Moneys can be used to reimburse unit members only for purposes that the Vice President for Academic Affairs has approved. Persons wishing to be reimbursed for activities undertaken (or to be undertaken) in connection with professional development must therefore submit a description of those activities to the VPAA office for approval.
Appeals. Any decision the VPAA makes to disapprove a submission is subject to appeal in accordance with Article XIV.
Last Modified: October 26, 2009