Criteria for Applying for Faculty Development Grants
All who have full-time faculty status or have a permanent part-time faculty appointment in the graduate or undergraduate on-campus curriculum, and have submitted final reports for grants in the previous two years are eligible.
Faculty who have dual faculty/administration status may apply for faculty development money that applies directly to their academic scholarship and/or classroom teaching.
Faculty members may apply for an individual grant to be used in conjunction with a school/department grant.
Faculty who receive a $100 mini-grant may receive an additional grant award during the same fiscal year.
Examples of categories eligible for funding.
Projects and activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, the following:
- attending conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and seminars pertaining to either one’s teaching areas or scholarship;
- presenting at conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and seminars;
- enrolling in courses which directly relate to one’s teaching or scholarship;
- bringing in resource persons for on-site professional development;
- activities fostering joint faculty-student scholarship;
- activities leading to enhanced instructional skills;
- conducting research directly related to one’s scholarship or teaching;
- purchasing materials and other resources to enable the development of new curricular materials or improve existing courses;
- professional excursions to museums, exhibits, historical centers, historical sites, and theatre productions
Examples of categories not eligible for funding.
Categories ordinarily excluded include:
- membership fees to professional organizations
- certification fees
- support for work toward an advanced degree
- support for professional licensure or recertification of professional licensure
- professional development that is initiated or mandated by the university, school, or department administration
- support to students or to Viterbo employees who have exclusive Staff or Administration status