Professional Development Fund for Per Course Instructors

 

St. John’s Campus

The provost and vice-president (academic) has established an annual Professional Development Fund for per course instructors totalling $7,500 per year. Normally, six awards to a maximum of $500 each shall be approved in each of the fall and winter semesters and three awards to a maximum of $500 each shall be approved in the spring semester.

Once an application for funding is approved, the per course instructor shall have up to 8 months from the date of approval to use the funds.

Purpose of the Fund

Funds are used to support the presentation of papers (or creative works/performances) or participation in panels at academic conferences and/or attendance at other relevant professional development opportunities.

Eligible expenses include registration fees, transportation, accommodations, and per diem, in accordance with Memorial University’s policy Travel – General.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, per course instructors must:

be on the seniority list and hold a per course instructor appointment at the time of application; andindicate how the academic conference or relevant professional development opportunity is related to your employment history (as a per course instructor at Memorial) your usual teaching assignment.

* If you are hired under clause 13.08 you are not eligible.

Approval Process

To apply to the fund, submit a letter of request detailing the academic conference or relevant professional development opportunity along with a travel request form to the dean of your unit. Applications must be submitted to deans by September 15 for the fall semester, January 15 for the winter semester and May 15 for the spring semester.

Applications will be approved by the provost on the recommendation of the dean. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

Successful applicants must submit the requisite travel claim and supporting documentation (i.e. receipts) required by the Department of Financial and Administrative Services.

 

Grenfell Campus

The Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) has established an annual Professional Development Fund for per course instructors totalling $500 per year. Normally, one award to a maximum of $500 shall be approved.

Once an application for funding is approved, the per course instructor shall have up to 8 months from the date of approval to use the funds.

Purpose of the Fund

Funds are used to support the presentation of papers (or creative works/performances) or participation in panels at academic conferences and/or attendance at relevant professional development opportunities.

Eligible expenses include registration fees, transportation, accommodations, and per diem, in accordance with Memorial University’s policy Travel – General.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, per course instructors must:

be on the seniority list and hold a per course instructor appointment at the time of application; andindicate how the academic conference or relevant professional development opportunity is related to your employment history (as a per course instructor at Memorial) your usual teaching assignment.

Approval Process

To apply to the fund, submit a letter of request detailing the academic conference or relevant professional development opportunity to your division head by September 30.

Applications will be approved by the vice-president (Grenfell Campus) on the recommendation of the division head. The successful applicant will be notified in writing.

Contact

Office of Faculty Relations

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca