Departmental faculty are allocated up to a specific amount per fiscal year from general department funds to support professional travel expenses. To qualify for this support, a faculty member must be presenting at a professional conference, symposium, etc. All rules of the University with regard to pre-approval, documentation, expenditure limitations, deadlines, etc. apply. When faculty are ready to make their travel arrangements, they must send an email to the Travel Fiscal Associate at least 2 weeks prior to the trip departure date to provide the necessary information and documentation.
Peer Review Program
The department has an internal program to reward faculty who perform well in annual Peer Review Ratings. Please contact the Department Administrative Manager for additional details.
Grant Incentive Program
The department has an internal program to reward faculty with external funding and to incentivize others to apply for and secure grant awards. Please contact the Department Administrative Manager for additional details.
Release Time Funding
Any personnel expenses or effort entered and charged to an externally funded project reflects actual effort of the individual working on that sponsored project administered through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). During the academic year, when a faculty member is directly appointed to a sponsored project, the appropriate salary and fringe benefit amounts are charged to the sponsored project as Release Time. When this happens, the department is reimbursed by the sponsored project for the amount of salary and fringes charged on the sponsored project. Release time funding received by the department will be used to cover the costs associated with advancing the research profile and mission of the department and covering instructional costs. Please contact the Department Administrative Manager for additional details.