A. Individual Faculty or Faculty Group ($5,000 Maximum)
This award is for expenses related to disciplinary or extra-disciplinary professional development in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, service and/or leadership as described in Article 24.1.1-3 for any amount up to $5,000. This award may be used for, but is not limited to, any conference (to participate, present, moderate or attend), event, or opportunity, at the local, state, regional, national, or international level, in support of a Faculty Member’s professional development and any events which aid in the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with extra-discipline learning and training to support professional development of an individual’s teaching, leadership, or scholarly activity. Applications under this subsection must come to the College with prior approval from the applicant’s academic unit. There is a maximum of two (2) funded applications per Faculty Member per academic year under this subsection.
The following documents are necessary to apply:
- A statement that describes the conference, event, or activity at the local, state, regional, national, or international level and its relationship to faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, service, and/or leadership (250-word maximum);
- A budget showing the total estimated costs and funding from other sources;
- A current brief curriculum vitae; and
- A brief statement of approval from the academic unit head. This statement need not be a lengthy letter – merely an indication of approval, for all applications must come with approval from the academic unit head.