Faculty Development

Funding Option A: Off-Campus Conferences and Workshops

The University Faculty Development Fund provides financial assistance for faculty who wish to attend a conference or workshop having a discipline-specific focus or one that is devoted to pedagogical issues in teaching and learning. Please note: The intent of this funding is to support the professional development needs of individual faculty members. Faculty Development will restrict its funding to two individuals per conference when faculty are applying for only conference attendance and not presentation, poster session or panelist.

The University Faculty Development Committee considers degree of participation in the conference in awarding funding for this category.

  • Support is limited to $1400 per academic year for faculty who are presenting a session, presenting a poster, or part of a panel presentation at a conference in which their session proposal has been accepted through a peer-review process.

  • Support is limited to $600 per academic year for faculty who wish to attend the conference without having an active role as a presenter. Faculty who are a session moderator, committee chair or organization officer will be funded at the Attendee level.

Each faculty member is able to receive a maximum of $1400 per year for conferences and workshops from the University Faculty Development Committee after he/she has used the $350 available from the Dean's Fund for Professional Development. Faculty may apply for funding after a conference has already taken place; however, there is no guarantee that funding will be approved.

For reimbursement of an approved Application A, please complete the attached forms and submit with original receipts. Presenters must provide evidence of presentation such as a letter of acceptance or a page from the conference program.

Submit Application Form A, Off-Campus Conferences and Workshops