Academic Affairs dedicates funds each year to support faculty development. Academic Affairs allocates funds proportionally to each academic unit based on the number of faculty and the total faculty development fund allotment. Recent total allotments range from $35,000 to $40,000 depending on the budget.
The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) reviews requests for these Professional Development funds. To maximize funding for the greatest number of faculty, academic units are expected to contribute at least 25 percent of the amount requested from the Faculty Development Committee. For example, if the request to the FDC is $800, the unit should contribute another $200. Deans reserve Professional Development money to support faculty development requests.