March 15, 2015 Professional Development Expenses

…that Faculty Members’ who hold probationary or tenured appointments and full time Librarians have an allocation of $464 for 2014-2015 to support activities which enhance performance, ability or effectiveness as a teacher, librarian and/or scholar at the University ?

The Professional Development Expenses (Article 16.7) is available annually but must be claimed by March 31st.  You are eligible for reimbursement of expenses up to a maximum of $464 this year. Eligible expenses must have been incurred between April 1st 2014 and March 31st 2015.  This is a benefit for which I’m sure all members have incurred allowable expenditures.  Allowable expenses include, but are not limited to, expenditures for which you have not already been reimbursed such as conference registration fees or travel costs above those covered by other funds, membership fees to professional organizations, books and subscriptions to scholarly journals, or other expenses directly related to enhancing performance, ability or effectiveness as a teacher, librarian and/or scholar at the University (Article 16.7.2). Remember, you must file an expense report through the regular channels before March 31st to be eligible for reimbursement. Also, any unspent amount cannot carry over to the next fiscal year, so spend it all right now if you have not done so yet!!!

If you have any questions about the process or the forms to use, your Dean’s office should be able to provide you with the needed assistance.

SMUFU Executive