Full-time faculty members (visiting, tenure-track and tenured) may access funds to attend pedagogy conferences. If the faculty member is presenting at a pedagogy conference (including but not limited to presenting a poster or paper, running a workshop or participating on a panel), conference-related expenses will be reimbursed up to $1400. If the faculty member is attending and not presenting at the conference, reimbursement will be up to $1100. Each faculty member is eligible to attend one pedagogy conference per year. Requests for funding are to be submitted in advance of the travel. If a faculty member is presenting, a copy of the letter of invitation or the conference program must be sent with final expense report in order for reimbursement to be processed.
Requests should be for conferences dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning that either cross disciplinary boundaries and focus on teaching, or for discipline-specific conferences solely devoted to the improvement of teaching and learning in that discipline. Requests for funding for faculty travel to professional disciplinary meetings that, along with the usual scholarly panels, also contain some number of sessions on pedagogical issues, are not eligible for this funding, and should be funded through the regular professional travel process in the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs’ office.