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Professional Development Fund

Faculty

Criteria for use of Professional Development Funds (Faculty Handbook 4.13.1.2)

  1. Memberships. Invoices or billings for annual dues for membership in professional societies and professional journal subscriptions are to be submitted to the Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost for processing.
  2. Attendance at professional meetings. Expenses include registration and/or conference fees, round-trip travel, board, and room. Invoices, bills, and/or receipts for all authorized expenditures are to be submitted to the Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost for processing.
  3. Grading, research, or teaching assistance. The name of a student selected to be a grading or research assistant shall be turned into the Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost using the proper form. The grading/research assistant shall submit to the faculty person for whom they work a bi-weekly timecard for the faculty person to sign, authorizing payment.
  4. Publication assistance. The expenditure must be directly related to the publication of a manuscript (such as typing, reproduction, preparation of bibliography, proofing, copyright fees, indexing, etc.). Family of the faculty member may not be employed in these capacities. Invoices, bills, and/or receipts shall be submitted to the Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost for processing and payment.
  5. Sabbatical assistance. The expenditure must be directly related to accomplishing the sabbatical project approved by the Board of Trustees. Expenses requested must relate directly to the project and the faculty member, not to members of his or her family. Authorized expenditures include travel to a site or sites for the purpose of research; room and board at such sites; travel costs such as visas, immunizations, airport taxes/ duties, etc.; library or research center fees. Invoices, bills, and/or receipts for expenditures shall be submitted to the Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost for processing and payment.
  6. Exceptions. Requests for the use of faculty development funds for purposes other than those listed here are made to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost.

Accrual of Professional Development Funds [PDF]

  1. Individual faculty members may accrue funds in their account from year to year. Future annual allotments, however, may not be committed in advance. Funds remaining in a faculty person’s account at retirement will be returned to the corpus of the endowment.
  2. Individual faculty members may request the balance of their professional development funds at any time by contacting the Office of the Provost. If a faculty person expends all the funds available for that year, the Office of the Provost will notify her or him. Any financial obligations incurred by the faculty person beyond that point will be his or her personal responsibility.

Last modified: January 10, 2024