Professional Development Travel Fund

Professional Development Travel Fund 2017-2018 Academic Year

RULES AND PROCEDURES

UNTF Professional Development Travel Fund

  1. Because MSU provides limited travel reimbursement for fixed term faculty, the UNTF Executive Board has established a fund to help some members with these expenses. This policy sets out the terms of that fund.
  2. Fixed term teaching faculty at MSU may request funding for travel expenses related to professional development incurred during the 2017/2018 Academic Year (fall 2017 or spring 2018 or summer 2018 semesters). In order to be eligible, the following conditions must be met:
  • The applicant must have an appointment that is covered by the MSU/ UNTF contract
  • The applicant must be a full member of UNTF
  • The conference or workshop must be related to their field and require an overnight stay
  • The applicant must be presenting material at the conference or workshop, or must be able to demonstrate why this event will assist in their professional development
  • An applicant may submit for no more than two conferences or workshops which take place during the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Each conference or workshop must be on a separate form
  1. Members must submit their request for reimbursement via e mail on a form developed by UNTF. Applicants must document registration and, if presenting, include a link to a website or conference program or present other documentation showing her/his presentation.
  2. The amount approved members will receive is $200 per conferences or workshop.
  3. The Executive Board has set $6,000 as the maximum funding for the 2017/2018 academic year. Applications will be reviewed on October 31, 2017. If the number of valid applications received as of that date exceeds the funds that are available, a lottery among valid applicants who did not receive funding in spring 2017 will determine which applicants receive funding. If a lottery is necessary and a member has submitted two applications, only the first application will be considered in the lottery.If funds are still available after October 31, 2017 valid applications will be approved on a first received first granted basis. No applications will be considered after May 15, 2018.
  1. The UNTF reserves the right to amend or end this fund at any time.
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