All continuing faculty are eligible for funding in support of conference travel and professional development. For the 2018-2019 academic year all faculty are eligible for up to $1,800 in conference travel funding. Travel to conferences at which the faculty member presents a paper or plays an official role is fully reimbursable. Other professional development expenses are reimbursable at two-thirds of the actual cost (e.g. two-thirds of $1800 would be $1200). Questions about the program should be directed to Associate Provost Terry Bensel (x3391).
Supplemental Faculty Travel Funding: For a limited number of years, funding of up to $1,000 per faculty member, above the regular annual amount, will be available in support of full-time faculty who are presenting in international or national-level conference venues. These funds are limited and will support about 15-20 faculty requests per year on a first-come, first-serve basis (a portion of funds will be saved to allocate to requests made later in the academic year). Questions about supplemental travel funding should be directed to Provost Ron Cole (x3392).
To ensure that travel expenses will be reimbursed, all faculty are requested to have their travel funding pre-approved by completing the online Faculty Travel Authorization Form. Note that this form is only to be used for travel that’s being funded through the faculty travel or Academic Support Committee (ASC) accounts.
Faculty are encouraged to consult the Procedures for Completion of Travel/Entertainment/Other Expense Report web page and Faculty Travel Guidelines and Reimbursement Reminders for more details.
Requests for reimbursement should be submitted to the Associate Provost’s Office (Box 37) on a Travel/Entertainment/Other Expense Report.