Professional Development and Funding

The continuing professional growth of each faculty member is a matter of interest to the entire College community. Faculty are selected who are well-prepared in their subject fields and knowledgeable about related fields, and who show clear promise of being stimulating teachers, wise counselors, and significant contributors to campus life. While responsibility for fulfilling that promise rests primarily with the individual, faculty development on campus is overseen by the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and institutional support is available in a number of forms. These include on-campus seminars and workshops, departmental funds for travel to professional meetings, and sabbatical leaves. Additional funds are also available by application to the Office of the Academic Vice President. Requests for these funds may be made to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Questions related to professional growth activities and funding may be directed to the Academic Vice President’s Office.