Forms and Policies

Please be sure to read any and all related criteria and formats available through the Policies and Procedures link prior to downloading any of the forms linked here.

Faculty Development Request – Accepting applications for Spring 2024 Semester only
Funds are available to support Assistant, Associate, and Full tenure-track/tenured, clinical and teaching-track Professors for professional developmental activities, including Conference travel and registration, workshop participation and/or virtual conference registration. Support is for a one-time professional activity, up to $300 limit, per faculty member, per fiscal year. The college and/or department must also provide a matched (1:1) financial support for the request. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request to be processed. Approval is not guaranteed and at present we have exhausted our funding for the fall semester. We have a limited amount of funding and if your approved plans change, we ask that you return the funds so that we can support additional faculty.

Now accepting FY24 applications for Faculty Development support.

Exceptional Salary Increase
Exceptional salary increases may be granted to retain faculty.  Exceptional salary increase requests may be initiated by a faculty member’s chair or dean, or by the Provost.

Sabbatical Leave
Sabbatical leaves are available to most tenured faculty after each six-year period of service. Faculty must submit proposals to their chairs soon after the beginning of the academic year for forwarding their dean’s office by September 15. Deans must forward sabbatical leave requests to the Provost’s Office by November 1.  Sabbatical leaves are granted through a competitive process and are not guaranteed.  Candidates are notified by December 1 if their proposals for the following academic year are accepted.

Summer Recontracting
Academic year faculty may receive compensation for work performed in the summer on behalf of the University or external agency.  Please pay close attention to the limits on summer earnings per federal regulations.