Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee reviews proposals twice a month, university calendar and other professional obligations permitting. In order for applications for grants to be given their proper consideration by members of the committee, applications must be received by the chair one week prior to a scheduled review (see dates below). Applications which do not meet this time frame will be carried over to the next scheduled review. All applications are considered in the order in which they are received. No other prioritizing mechanisms are used. 

There will be limited funding for Categories 1 and 3.

There is a new Publication Assistance category - Category 5.  

Proposals submitted to the PDC must meet the following criteria:

  1. For all categories, proposals must be received by the Chair of the Professional Development Committee prior to the date of the activity/program/event/course for which you are requesting support.
  2. Incomplete proposals will only be considered at the discretion of the committee for extenuating circumstances. 

Proposals that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered. 

All awards are contingent upon budgetary allocations. 

If for any reason changes need to be made relative to an approved project, those changes must be approved by the Professional Development Committee prior to expenditures of any funds related to the altered project.

Application Guidelines:

Professional Development Guidelines  - The guidelines are also part of the online application.  

Application for Categories 1 - 4:

Professional Development Application

Application for Category 5 - Publication Assistance (permanent and tenure-track faculty):

Professional Development Application

Instruction Manuals:

Professional Development Application Instructions - instruction manual to complete the online application 

Application Workflow Approval Guide - instructions only for department chairs, deans and committee members to review and approve applications