Funding for the retraining and development assistance program shall be provided by the County in an amount up to $30,000/year. Applications are due no later than April 15th prior to the academic period in which the activity will be pursued. Applicants will be notified by May 30th of each academic year if they are awarded financial support. Faculty may apply for financial assistance for professional development activities, including workshops, short courses, academic presentations, field research, seminars or other similar activities.
The first priority is retraining into disciplines or areas for which growth is expected. Therefore, tuition is granted for a
retraining program first. The administration encourages retraining in the following areas:
The monies that remain are then allocated to faculty development. If no one applied for retraining, then the entire $30,000 is allocated for development. Those that apply for development during the academic year are considered first for this money. If there is money remaining, it will then be allocated to summer development in the current academic year. Applications for summer development are due no later than April 15th prior to the summer this activity will be pursued. The amount of money available will vary each year. Applicants will be notified by May 31st if they are awarded financial support for faculty development.
We encourage faculty to attend a Faculty Development & Retraining Workshop if they are planning to apply for Faculty Retraining or Development. Below are the dates and times for the 2015 workshops:
3-Feb - Ammerman Campus - Common Hour - Old Field, BSC
10-Feb - Grant Campus - Common Hour - Sagtikos 221
17-Feb - Eastern Campus - Common Hour - Corchaug 18