Faculty Development

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  • Faculty Scholarship Exchange Awards

    Allocation of funds

    The Office of Faculty Development provides resources to enhance professional development through funding of proposals in two categories:

    • Instructional Integration Awards
    • Mini-sabbaticals

    Maximum amount

    The maximum amount that may be requested for any single Instructional Integration Award is $10,000 (*$5,000 for Mini-sabbaticals) and funding of multiple awards/category is anticipated. Funds will be awarded for one year. Unexpended award balances may be carried forward, following review and approval.

    Allowable budget lines are for equipment, travel/training expenses (including participation in short training courses or longer term "mini-sabbaticals"*), expenses associated with consultants/speakers/visiting scholars, expenses associated with hosting a conference or symposium, supplies and materials, or contractual service necessary to successfully address collaborative project objectives.

    Allowable costs support

    For the following items will be considered, in any combination, up to the limit of $10,000 for one year.

    • Equipment, including computers and components.
    • Travel/registration expenses, such as travel to and housing during an interdisciplinary conference, workshop or off-campus training opportunity.
    • Expenses associated with longer term (several days to weeks) off-campus training or mini-sabbatical (*limited to $5,000/award) opportunities to participate in collaborative research enhancement at another institution or organization.
    • Supplies and expendable materials.
    • Contractual services associated with the project, such as computer software or publication charges.
    • Expenses associated with consultants, speakers, or visiting scholars.
    • Expenses associated with hosting a conference or symposium.

    Application requirements guidelines, instructions and required forms

    Applicants should complete all requested information on the Faculty Scholarship Exchange Award Proposal cover page, as described in the Proposal Instructions. Submission of a scanned proposal with all required signatures must be received by Dr. Rob Rockhold in the Office of Faculty Development (rrockhold@umc.edu) by close of business on Monday, March 2, 2015. The cover page must be signed by the Department Chair of the Principal Investigator (PI) and by each applicant prior to submission.

    Proposal key elements

    • Review criteria significance: Attention to a problem area of immediate or major impact in the field.
    • Collaboration: Evidence delineating interaction among applicant(s) and collaborating members.
    • Background: Relationship of project to prior work, including documentation of applicant's expertise in the area.
    • Plan: Clarity of methods, time frame, and project activities, including plans after the support period.
    • Feasibility: Overall likelihood of reaching stated objectives within the budgetary scope and time period.
    • Benefits: Impacts of the project to the career plan of the applicant(s), to UMMC and/or to the greater community.
    • Outcomes: Description of plans for measurable outcomes (presentations, publications, instructional or evaluation materials for distribution, concrete plans for extramural funding applications) from the project.
    • Budget: Necessary and well-justified expenses which are reasonable, allowable and appropriate to the activities.
    • Awards: Award funds will be deposited in a UMMC account in the PI's name, to be used in accordance with the approved budget. Once funded, major changes in budget categories or scope of work must be approved in writing by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or designee.
    • Reports: The Progress Report Form must be submitted to Office of Faculty Development by the PI and signed by the applicant(s) within 90 days after the project period end date.

    Required forms

    FSE Application Summary 2015

    FSE Budget Instructions 2015

    FSE Cover Page 2015

    FSE IIA Instructions 2015

    FSE Mini-sabbatical Instructions 2015

    FSE Progress Report Form