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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?
  1. Whether, and to what degree, the program would advance the University’s educational mission by promoting student satisfaction and retention and/or by promoting the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, cultural, or leadership development of students;
  2. Whether the request complied with the procedures established the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the submission of funding requests to the SPAC, including whether the request was timely submitted to the SPAC;
  3. Whether the program will be held on campus, and, therefore, will be easily accessible to students (priority shall be given to programs held on campus, unless ongoing construction to University facilities funded by the SPSF substantially impairs the ability of students to hold programs on campus);
  4. The clarity of the request;
  5. The amount of the request;
  6. The total amount of SPSF funds available for allocation by the SPAC;
  7. Whether, and to what degree, the request demonstrates that the Campus Student Programming Board or Registered Student organization has been diligent in determining the anticipated costs of the program;
  8. Whether, and to what degree, the funding proposal is fiscally responsible;
  9. If applicable, how effectively and efficiently the Campus Student Programming Board or Registered Student Organization used SPSF funds in the past;
  10. If applicable, whether the Campus Student Programming board or Registered Student Organization complied with University policies concerning SPSF funds in the past;   
  11. If a Registered Student Organization, whether, and to what degree, the program is relevant to the Registered Student Organization’s purpose, as described in the Registered Student Organization’s constitution on-file with the University;
  12. Whether the proposed program is substantially similar to a program that was funded by the SPSF (or the former fee known as University Programs and Services Fee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and organized by any Registered Student Organization within the past two (2) years;
  13. Whether the proposed program duplicates, in whole or in part, separate services or programs offered by other Registered Student Organizations, but this criterion shall not prohibit Registered Student Organizations from collaborating and submitting a joint funding request to the SPAC;
  14. Whether the proposed program duplicates, in whole or in part, services or programs offered by an academic, administrative, or auxiliary department or division of the University.
  15. The viewpoint of a Registered Student Organization or of the speaker(s) included in a proposed program shall not be considered by the SPAC when making a funding decision. 
  16. Student-Organized Programming funded by the SPAC must be open to attendance by all students who opted in to directing that a portion of their SPSF funds be allocated for Student-Organized Programming or who are exempt from payment of the SPSF by campus policy or law.
What will I receive?  Awards vary depending on available funds.  See this link for current funded programs and past funded programs
Where should I apply? Student Programming Allocations Committee
When are the deadlines? All submissions must be received a minimum of 2 days prior to committee meeting.  Committee Meetings are held at 2 pm Friday, every other week. Any applications submitted after 12 noon on the Wednesday prior will be added to the following agenda. Click here for meeting schedule & deadlines.
How may I use the award?

All SPAC programs must follow University Fiscal Policy.  Sample programs and expenditures may include, but are not limited to: 

  • On-Campus Food for Events/Meetings through UTC Dining 
  • Off-Campus Food for Events/Meetings 
  • Supplies
  • Rental Fees
  • Performer/Speaker Fees
  • Travel Costs 
  • Promotional Items through a Third Party Vendor 
  • Graphics/Publicity through UTC Graphic Services/RICOH. 
  • Visit here for programs that have been sponsored in the past. 

All University of Tennessee System Fiscal Policies can be found at: http://policy.tennessee.edu/fiscal_policy/ 

For more information... Student Programming Allocations 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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