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The College of the Sciences provides support for faculty professional development through the Faculty Career Enhancement Fund. The goal of the fund is to help faculty to meet established performance expectations and to enhance academic expertise, especially in the areas of instruction and scholarship. Example uses of the fund include travel expenses to present at a professional conference, registration fees for a teaching enhancement workshop, page charges for publications, purchase of software, and purchase of laboratory supplies. A short justification of how the proposed activity will enhance teaching, scholarship or service is required as part of the application.

This year the COTS Budget Committee has allocated two pots of money, one for untenured tenure-track faculty and one for tenured and FTNTT faculty in the College. Untenured tenure-track faculty may request up to $500 and tenured and FTNTT faculty may request up to $300. A short application must be submitted and approved by the department chair and the Associate Dean, Inter-Science Support. Funds can be used any time during the fiscal year they are awarded and are available on a first come-first, served basis until the designated pots of money are spent. Faculty Career Enhancement Funds are not allowed to be carried over from one fiscal year to the next.

Deadline: First come, first served until College Faculty Career Enhancement Funds are depleted.

  • Provost funds formSection 16.13.1 of the 2013-2017 CWU/UFC CBA makes available $700 per fiscal year to each tenured and tenure-track faculty member. Funds are to be used for work related purchases and expenses, including travel. All expenditures must be in compliance with University policies. Assets purchased with these funds become the property of CWU and should be tagged and added to inventory in compliance with CWU’s equipment capitalization guidelines. If purchasing assets, please review policies CWUPP 2-40-210 State Property and CWUP 2-40-050 Ethics in Public Service which explains appropriate de minimus use of state property (see policy links at the end of page). Fiscal year funds are available for use from 7/1/17 to 6/30/18 for each fiscal year covered under the contract. Unused funds will not be transferred or carried over into another fiscal year.

Funding is available for faculty who are presenting research or creative work. Faculty may receive up to $300 in matching funds from the Graduate School once per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The primary funding required for our match may come from anywhere on campus (e.g., provost, college dean, department, etc.). Faculty who are co-presenting the same research or creative work at the same venue with another CWU faculty member(s) must split the award equally between all co-presenters who apply for funding.

Graduate School travel funding may be utilized for the following expenditures: ground fare, airfare, lodging, and conference registrations. Per diem (meals) will not be reimbursed. Reimbursement must occur within six months of the travel and within the same fiscal year as the travel as per CWU Travel Policies. All other policies and procedures related to travel will apply. For travel regulations, please refer to CWU’s travel webpage: 



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