Members of the Committee 2019-2020
Jane Roberts - Chair
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership
College of Business
College of Science and Mathematics
Jessica Szempruch – Ex Officio Member
Meetings & Agendas Fall 2019 Semester
|Meeting Date||Agenda||Minutes||Application Deadline||Applications Reviewed|
|Sept. 20 @ 2 pm||Agenda||Minutes||N/A||N/A|
|Oct. 1 @10 am||Agenda||Minutes||September 30||12|
|Oct. 29 @ TBD||Agenda||Minutes||N/A||N/A|
|Nov. 19 @ TBD||Agenda||Minutes||November 12|
Meetings & Agendas Spring 2020 Semester: TBD
Status of Funds
The maximum award is $1,500.00 per faculty for the academic year.
Archived Term Documentation
Academic Year 2018 - 2019
Academic Year 2017 - 2018
Academic Year 2016-2017
The Faculty Professional Development Committee has met to set 2019-2020 guidelines, and preliminary data will be added to the website. Please stand by for updated information to be added after the November 19 committee meeting. Applicants may want to be preparing the award proposal and submitting the application, using the application form which is now available on this web page. As in recent years, the award limit is $1500 per applicant annually.
Consider the following Faculty Professional Development funding priorities as activities which assist individuals or groups to:
- develop expertise complementary to one’s discipline;
- maintain currency in a field or discipline;
- engage in research and scholarly activities;
- enhance instructional abilities or develop instructional innovations;
- execute or attend conferences and special events in one's discipline;
- provide community and professional service
Description: Implementation of the USFSM Chancellor’s Professional Support Initiative is a joint effort of the Office of the Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and the Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee.
A limited amount of funds is provided to support faculty members in their professional activities above and beyond support already provided by their respective colleges. This resource helps faculty members participate in specific activities that will help them build or augment their expertise in teaching, research, or service. The aim is to build capacity across the university and enhance the profile and prestige of USFSM.
Eligibility: Full time resident faculty are eligible to apply; visiting faculty are not eligible to apply for Professional Development funds.
Applications are accepted and reviewed by the Faculty Professional Development Committee on a rolling basis each month during the academic year. Faculty can apply for support for a range of activities that include, but are not limited to the following:
- conference travel support
- research support
- materials for teaching activities or course development
- attending training seminars for research or teaching skills.
The applicant must provide a detailed description of the professional development activity/event and plan and all supporting documentation (e.g., support for conference travel must supply conference dates, application for research project support must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, etc.).
Please refer to the links below for current business-travel rules and procedures:
Florida Statute 1006.706 (5) (c) specifies that university employees are public employees for the purposes of travel and are bound by the travel requirements laid forth in F.S. 112.061. Most USF travel requirements are based, either directly or indirectly, on the provisions of 112.061.
Please refer to the USF Expenditure Guide for eligible expenditures from the Educational & General (fund type for professional development) funding source.
Applicants must provide a one page report within one month immediately following the event to the Professional Development Committee, describing the outcomes of the activity/event, its assessed value for the faculty member’s professional development, and discussing any plans for follow-up.
Rubric: The following rubric is the instrument used by the Professional Development Committee to evaluate applications. Please feel free to consult it in order to make sure you address the evaluating criteria in your application.
Funding decisions will be based on an overall assessment of the completeness and quality of the rationale, and consideration of availability of funds and competing applications during the funding cycle.
Applications that support the institutional vision of interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement or others are particularly encouraged.
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