If you are a frequent traveler (3 or more trips/year), please see Daisy Salazar about obtaining a university travel card.
First, please check with your corresponding fiscal staff to ensure funds are available to cover the pending trip expenses. For international travel, please submit a Concur travel request for the Dean’s approval. Once this has been approved, you may move on to the next step and contact Christopherson.
The purpose of Professional Development (PD) funds in the SEHD is to support faculty research and creative activities. These funds may be used in a variety of ways including: travel, conference attendance/presentations, GA/RA/student support, books, professional memberships, software, workshops, and other purposes approved by the dean.
Amount given to faculty annually (from Program funds or School funds), at the beginning of the fiscal year, based on faculty rank (Sr. Instructor, Associate Professor, etc.). Allocation amounts are established by the SEHD, applied consistently across programs, and are prorated if less than 1.0 FTE.
Includes all funding such as awards from ORS, YUMPS, RIA, Center for Faculty Development, additional pay as PD, etc. Please keep in mind that it is an irrevocable choice to take PD funds instead of salary.
If a faculty member is awarded a large RIA, ORS, or other similar funds, a separate speed type is created. Research Faculty provide their own PD funds through RIA.
Earned/Awarded funds are not affected by annual adjustments by the School.
Purchases from PD funds must adhere to purchasing rules and are considered university property.
University property must be returned to the school upon separation of employment with the SEHD.
Upon retirement/resignation/termination of appointment with SEHD, the faculty member’s unspent PD fund balance (allocated and earned/awarded) goes to the school’s administrative account.
Offer letters will state a 5-year limit to use startup funds. Individuals can apply for a one-year extension with a plan for how funds will be used. (Note: I am extending the start-up funds to 5 years because these are meant to support quest for tenure.)
For FY20-21, if an individual’s allocated PD balance is over $5,000, allocated funds will be reduced and returned to the original source until the PD balance reaches $5,000. Earned/awarded funds will not be reduced or returned.
Beginning in FY21-22, allocated PD funds are capped at two years’ allocation amount (current 1.0 FTE rates are $4,000 for tenure track, $2,400 for clinical, and $2,000 for senior instructors; prorated at less than 1.0 FTE). An individual’s annual allocation will be adjusted, if necessary, so as not to exceed this threshold.
Effective FY21-22, if an individual’s allocated PD balance is over the cap, allocated funds will be reduced and returned to the original source until the PD balance reaches the threshold amount. Earned/awarded funds will not be reduced or returned.
Current 1.0 FTE annual allocation amounts (pro-rated at less than 1.0 FTE):
For FY20-21 SEHD will not be allocating the usual annual PD (expecting little-to-no travel this year), but will bring allocated balances up to the following minimum balances: