FACULTY AND ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM
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Name Date of Request
Position Date of Professional Event
Title of Event and Location
Name of Professional Development activity for which funds are requested (attach a copy of the
brochure or advertisement of the event).
_____________________________________________________________________________
Estimate Breakdown of Cost:
Total Cost
Amount Requested
Registration
Lodging
Air Fare
Mileage
Food
Other
Totals:
Please also attach a short proposal to justify the support of your travel request. This proposal
should indicate the value in attending the conference/workshop and its connection to your
teaching, research, and/or service activities at UMC. Proposals will be judged on the
professional impact of the event on the applicant. Applicants presenting scholarly work or
participating in a significant way will receive priority.
Signature of applicant
Applicants should submit a signed copy with supporting documents and an electronic copy to the chair of
the Faculty Development Committee (see next page).
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FACULTY AND ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS
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GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM
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Please also attach a short proposal to justify the support of your travel request. This proposal
should indicate the value in attending the conference/workshop and its connection to your
teaching, research, and/or service activities at UMC.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM
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Fund Purpose: Professional development is the systematic plan to increase the growth and
development of members of the campus community and thus promote the mission of the
University of Minnesota, Crookston. The purpose of professional development is to facilitate,
promote, and encourage activities that further the effectiveness of teaching, learning, research,
and service by faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). UMC
encourages and supports the continued development and advancement of its faculty and staff by
offering financial support for these activities.
Eligibility
Applicants must be a member of the University of Minnesota, Crookston Faculty
Assembly.
Individual employees or groups of employees are eligible to request funding.
Funds are to be used for presenting or attending professional and scholarly workshops
and conferences.
Applicants may propose using funds from two fiscal years. Applicants may receive up
to a maximum of $750 per fiscal year base rate (July 1 – June 30) (dollar amount
subject to change with funding availability) for domestic travel. For international travel
or travel outside of the contiguous U.S., up to an additional $500 can be granted to be
applied to one of the two fiscal years $750 for a total of $1,250. In illustration: 1 year
@$750 + $500 = $1,250 or 2 years @ $750 for $1,500 + $500 = $2,000. Faculty are
eligible for the additional $500 funding every 2 years.
Awarding of Funds:
Application Deadlines: October 1, December 1, March 1, and May 1.
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Professional development funds divided between these four dates.
o
Money unused in one funding period will be carried over to the remaining
periods, divided accordingly.
Written notification will be provided to applicants within twenty days after deadline.
Applicants may receive up to a maximum of $750 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)
(dollar amount subject to change with funding availability) to cover expenses related to:
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Travel
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Lodging
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Meals
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Registration costs
Awardees will be reimbursed for expenses after submitting receipts to the business office
upon return. Advance funds are not available; however using a University purchase order,
where appropriate, is encouraged.
Awards are made for the specific purpose and time for which the faculty member applied.
Any change in plans requires submission of a new funding request. If a faculty member is
granted an award and decides not to use it, the committee should be notified so that the
funds can be released to another qualified applicant.
Applications must be completed and submitted to the chair of the professional
development committee prior to the event.
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Each proposal will be judged on:
1)
impact of the activity to the applicant, and to their students,
2)
whether the applicant is formally presenting or participating in a significant way,
3)
recent awards; for example, priority is given to applicants who have not received funding
the previous year.
Proposal Format:
A completed proposal should include:
1.
A proposal cover sheet (template above), including a detailed budget with an estimate
for both the total expenses as well as the expenses supported by professional
development funds.
2.
A justification of support for your travel request. This proposal should indicate the
value in attending the conference/workshop and its connection to your teaching,
research, and/or service activities at UMC. Please attach a description of the activity
(brochure, advertisement, announcement, etc). Please indicate departmental or
external support.
3.
A sample proposal is available upon request.
Applicants should submit a signed copy with supporting documents and an electronic copy to the
chair of the Faculty Development Committee.
Adopted by Faculty Assembly 9 May 2003. Committee: Jennifer Ganyo (chair), Phil Baird, Bruce Brorson, Aziz
Rahman, David Seyfried, David DeMuth
Award amount amended from $500 to $750 in September 2005.
Eligibility amended in February 2007
Eligibility Amended in March 2016
Please delete the text of these explanatory pages (but not the header/footer!) from your
application prior to submission. Submit your application electronically as a single file to the
chair.
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