(Updated September 18, 2013; PDF Copy)
When possible, full-time faculty travel funds in departments may be supplemented with a Faculty Travel grant. Applications for Faculty Travel grants are reviewed and distributed by the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) with the input and recommendations of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee. The purpose of this fund is to assist faculty with professional travel, particularly related to enhancing instructional effectiveness and Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement.
The faculty member must submit a copy of their Travel Reimbursement Form, to the OTL within 30 days of the final travel date or the grant may be voided.
NOTE: The grant will be paid initially out of the Department's funds. Reimbursement funds will then be transferred into the department's account after the OTL receives the Travel Reimbursement Form. If the Travel Reimbursement Form has not been received within 30 days following the travel, the grant is void. The form can be sent inter-campus mail to the Office of Teaching and Learning, mail code 125 or faxed to the Office of Teaching and Learning (801) 863-6500.
If a faculty member has been granted funding for a conference, and the faculty member decides to attend a different conference, then the previous grant becomes void. If Faculty are awarded a grant and decide not to attend the approved conference, they should inform the OTL immediately.
Criteria used by the Senate Faculty Development Committee in considering grants:
Up to $600 will be granted for applications related to pedagogy or scholarship of teaching and engagement; a maximum of $500 will be granted for applications related primarily to disciplinary knowledge. In addition to the base amount, a faculty member can receive an extra $100 for presenting at the conference and an additional $100 for mentoring a student at the conference.
Because UVU is a teaching institution and these travel grants are taxpayer funded, faculty recipients will be expected to share the results of what they learned with the UVU community. This process is similar to the regulations set by federal and national grants. This sharing process can take several forms including: participation in UVU symposia or conferences (such as the Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement [SoTE] conference), presentations to department faculty and/or departmental majors, presentation at a Faculty Center workshop, or other ideas as suggested by the faculty member and approved by the committee:
(Updated October 19, 2009)
These guidelines replace the previous UVU policy #633 governing Instructional Development Grants which was deleted in 2009.
The OTL oversees a fund of $10,000 which may be used for a variety of purposes including: promoting the development of new courses and curricula that will benefit students, supporting efforts to encourage engaged teaching, supporting faculty efforts in scholarly work focuses on teaching, engaged teaching, supporting faculty efforts in scholarly work focused on teaching, engagement, student learning, and to support other worthy efforts as evaluated by the Office of Teaching and Learning together with the University Senate's Faculty Development Committee (FDC).