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UTC Faculty Development Opportunities

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers several development opportunities for faculty. Select from the list below to find out more information. NOTE: The information here is provided as a service. Please let me know if forms change, links move, etc.  Recipients:  Please submit your reports through the Faculty Development website at https://spaces.utc.edu/sites/FacultyDevelopment/.

 

Faculty Development Grants

Who is eligible?: Full-time faculty
What will I receive? Individual Grant: Amount varies; Group Grant: $750 and $1,500
Where should I apply? Chair of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee sends submission information out via UTCINFO email list.  Please submit your reports through the Faculty Development website at https://spaces.utc.edu/sites/FacultyDevelopment/.
When are the deadlines? September 15, January 15, April 15, July 15*
* If these fall on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award? To enhance professional competency, to attend short term or extended workshops, etc. (See Chapter 7 of the Faculty Handbook.)
What forms do I use?

Download forms from the Faculty Senate webpages.  Please submit your reports through the Faculty Development website at https://spaces.utc.edu/sites/FacultyDevelopment/.

For more information... Faculty Handbook, Chair of the Faculty Development Grants Committee, Dean, Department Head
Past Recipients 2013-21042012-20132011-20122010-20112009-20102008-2009

 

Summer Fellowships

Who is eligible?: Tenured or tenure-track faculty
What will I receive? $2,500 for half-time; $5,000 for full-time
Where should I apply? Faculty Research Committee
When are the deadlines? November 1*
* If this day falls on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award? To undertake purposeful research, curricular revision or creative activities.
What forms do I use?

Forms available online on the Faculty Senate web pages.

For more information... Faculty Handbook, Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, Department Head
Past Recipients 2013-2104 • 2012-2013 • 2011-2012 • 2010-20112009-20102008-2009

 

Sabbatical Leave

Who is eligible?:  Tenured faculty with six years+ service
What will I receive?  Full or partial salary
Where should I apply?  Department Head, Dean, Provost
When are the deadlines?  October 24*
* If these fall on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award?  To take leave for research, renewal, or the development of instructional techniques.
What forms do I use? Forms available online on the Faculty Senate web pages.
For more information...  Faculty Handbook, Department Head, Dean

 

Study Leave

Who is eligible?:  Tenure-track with two years+ of service
What will I receive?  Full or partial salary
Where should I apply?  Department Head, Dean, Provost
When are the deadlines?  October 24*
* If these fall on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award?  To pursue full-time study for a terminal degree
What forms do I use?

Use the form provided available online on the Faculty Senate web pages.

For more information...  Faculty Handbook, Provost, Dean, Department Head

 

UC Foundation Faculty Research Grants

Who is eligible?:   Tenured or tenure-track faculty
What will I receive?   Up to $3,000
Where should I apply?   Faculty Research Committee
When are the deadlines?   November 1 and March 16*
* If these fall on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award?   To undertake well-defined and purposeful research, curricular revision or creative activities
What forms do I use? Use the forms provided available online on the Faculty Senate web pages.
For more information...  Faculty Handbook, Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, Department Head
Past Recipients 2013-2104 • 2012-20132011-20122010-20112009-20102008-2009

 

Provost Student Research Awards

Who is eligible?:  Students with faculty sponsors
What will I receive?  Up to $1,000
Where should I apply?  Office of Partnerships and Sponsored Programs
When are the deadlines?  March 1*
* If these fall on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award?  To conduct research in a faculty-student collaboration
What forms do I use?

 Grant information & guidelines are available on the Partnerships and Sponsored Programs web pages.

For more information...  Office of Partnerships and Sponsored Programs

 

Instructional Excellence Retreat

Who is eligible?: All full-time and part-time faculty
What will I receive? Food and materials for informal workshop retreat on teaching & learning offered each spring
What is the date? Usually held the week before graduation in the Spring semester (Watch UTCINFO and the Faculty listserves for more details).
How do I register? Online sign up form is usually available early each spring or call the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning
For more information... Walker Center for Teaching & Learning

 

Travel Funds

Who is eligible?:  Varies depending on departmental policy
What will I receive?  Amounts vary
Where should I apply?  Department Head, Dean
When are the deadlines?  Varies by department
How may I use the award?  To fund travel for research or presentations
What forms do I use?  Varies by department
For more information...  Department Head, Dean

 

Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching & Learning

Who is eligible for services?:   All full time, part time, adjunct faculty, graduate assistant, teaching assistants
What will I receive?  Consultation and assistance to improve teaching and learning and to integrate technology into the classroom; seminars and workshops
How do I access the services? Contact the Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching & Learning 
How may I use the services?  To improve teaching and learning and to integrate technology into the classroom.
For more information...  Contact the Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching & Learning

 

Speakers & Special Events

Who is eligible?: All faculty and staff
What are the criteria for awards? Financial support for speakers, lectures, and arts and entertainment events sponsored by this Committee comes from student fees. As a result, the highest preference for funding goes to proposals on topics and themes likely to attract significant UTC student attendance. Dates also are important. Events should be held at time that students and faculty are likely to attend. For example, priority is given to events that offer two presentations (both in the day and night) to maximize attendance. Preferential treatment also is given to groups requesting partial funding. Normally speaking, funds will not be awarded for food for events. Applicants who fail to submit final reports to the Committee Chair of Speaker and Special Events for prior awards will not receive funding until they have completed this requirement.
What will I receive?  Awards vary depending on available funds, average awards range from $500 - $1000
Where should I apply? Student Programming Allocations Committee
When are the deadlines? The first Friday of the fall semester and January 15.  Applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall semester as about 2/3s of the funding, on average, is awarded in the fall due to the need to allow time for planning and scheduling speakers.
How may I use the award? The Speakers and Special Events Committee is allocated funds annually, from the activities fee, for the purpose of paying honoraria, travel expenses, and other expenses for non-university related speakers or special events presented on campus for students and other members of the University community. It is the responsibility of this committee to ensure a balanced program of speakers and special events
What forms do I use? Use the forms provided available online on the Faculty Senate web pages.  Speakers_Application.pdf
For more information... Chair of the Speakers and Special Events Committee

 

Library Enhancement Initiative

Who is eligible?: Full-time faculty
What will I receive? Amount may vary, usually between $500 to $750 per faculty award
Where should I apply? Library
When are the deadlines? November 1*
* If this day falls on a weekend, vacation, or holiday, the due date is informally moved to the next regular open day, usually Monday. Deadlines typically indicate the date applications are due to the Provost or committee making final recommendations. Consult the academic calendar, Faculty Handbook, or your department head to determine the actual date of initial submission where there is a prior review process.
How may I use the award? To undertake purposeful research, curricular revision or creative activities.
What forms do I use?

Forms available online at the Library

For more information... Chair of the Library Committee

 

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