Department Heads should encourage members of the Faculty to apply for support for professional development. College funds are available for First-Year Seminar development, curricular and pedagogical development, computer integration, diversity initiatives, advanced study and research, summer research, Excel student research assistance, professional travel, research leaves, and sabbatical leaves. (See Provost’s memorandum on Support Available to Faculty).
Department Heads should also encourage members of the Faculty to apply for research support from outside sources. Information on grants from outside organizations is available from the Director of Sponsored Programs, who coordinates all such grant applications. Faculty must send copies of all applications to the Director of Sponsored Programs in advance of formal submission.