Professional Development for Academic Faculty

Faculty are encouraged to seek out and engage in activities that contribute to their professional development in their specific fields, and the executive office maintains a budget to support these activities. Funds in the professional development budget may go toward supporting faculty participation at academic conferences, supporting faculty research projects, or other appropriate activities.

To request professional development support, faculty should send a letter to the Dean of Faculty with the following information:

  • The proposed activity
  • A description of how this will contribute to professional development
  • An itemized budget estimate of expenses necessary to complete the activity