TO:                  Bruce Riley, Chair

                        Faculty Senate

FROM:            Becky LeDocq, Chair

                        Faculty Development Committee

RE:                   Special Committee Charge

DATE:             November 4, 2004

 

The Faculty Development Committee was given the special charge to

“Report, during the fall of 2004, on the resources committed to supporting faculty development at the university (including university-wide and college programs, international education/scholarship programs, and programs supported by the UW-L Foundation).”

To complete the charge, committee members gathered information from across the campus using both websites and input from various offices.  We asked for information on funds available for faculty development, but we did not define “faculty development”.   The definition of faculty development used will make a difference in the findings, so we want to clarify three assumptions the Committee has made.

  1. Funds designated solely for support of research activities, such as the Faculty Research Grants or funding for travel to a conference in order to present a paper, are not included.
  1. Each college/department has certain funds available for travel. Some of these travel funds may be used for faculty to attend conferences or workshops for the purpose of updating skills, gaining new expertise, etc. While the Committee recognizes these activities as faculty development, determining what portion of the travel funds in each department are used in this capacity would be difficult if not impossible. Thus, departmental travel funds are not included.
  1. The Committee noted that there was very little mention of granting release time as a form of faculty development.  While this certainly occurs on campus, in most cases, it does not appear to be a formal program or one that is advertised in any real way. Therefore, with one exception (in SAH), the Committee was not able to include this type of funding.

Under these assumptions, the Committee has compiled the information that was collected in the enclosed document. The Committee found it very difficult to peruse the UW-L website to find this information.  A re-designing of the internal grants web page might be helpful, or perhaps a document similar to this could be made available to all faculty.

 

 

 

INTERNAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Summary Table - November 4, 2004

 

University-wide Sources

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Faculty Development Grants

1. Teaching       

     Innovation

2.  Scholarship of

     Teaching and 

     Learning

3.  Professional

     Development

UW-System with matching funds from UW-L

Usually around $40,000

Teaching Innovation Grants are for $750, others vary

 

 

To support projects intended to advance teaching through scholarly inquiry into student learning.

Faculty Development Committee

The FDC does not fund requests for capital equipment, to replace faculty in the summer (replacement costs during the academic year can be funded), or travel for the sole purpose of attending professional conferences.

www.uwlax.edu/provost/grants/

Guidelines%20for%20Faculty%20

Development%20Grants2.doc

Departmental Improvement of Instruction Grant*

UW-L Foundation Murphy Endowment Fund

varies

Maximum of $500

Provide financial support for imaginative programs developed by academic units or non-departmental units for the improvement of instruction and learning (at the level of the unit rather than the individual).                             

UW-La Crosse Foundation

 

www.uwlax.edu/provost/

grants/gandc_murphy.html

UW-L Foundation Small Grants Program

unrestricted gifts to the UW-L Foundation

varies

average about $1000

Enhance the learning environment and promotion of the University and its mission statement by supporting instruction, research, and public service.

UW-L Foundation Grants Review Committee - a joint committee of the UW-L faculty and academic staff and UW-L Foundation representatives

 

www.uwlax.edu/provost/

grants/gandc_uwlfsgprog.html

*  This program has been temporarily suspended.


 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Innovation in General Education Grants

UW-La Crosse Fund for Innovation in General Education

varies

varies

To support projects involving a group of faculty in significant revision or redesign of general education courses affecting a large number of students or enhancing other key aspects of the program.

General Education Committee

supplies and expenses, honoraria and expenses for speakers, faculty stipends, other

www.uwlax.edu/provost/

grants/gandc_ingenedfund.html

UW-L International Faculty/Academic Staff Development Fund (IDF) Grants

The Chancellor, Provost/Vice Chancellor, Deans and the Office of International Education provide monies to support the IDF.

$75000

Maximum of $3000

To encourage faculty and staff research, scholarly exchanges, professional development and travel that enhance the globalization of the university and its curriculum.

Awards committee comprised of the Provost/Vice Chancellor, Dean of each college, the Dean of Student Development and Academic Services, Director of the Office of International Education, and the Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Global Education.

travel, research costs, and other scholarly activities

www.uwlax.edu/provost/grants

/IDF%20Application--whole%20documentSp2002.doc

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Teaching Scholars Program

included in University budget

$10000

$4000 stipends for Fellow or Scholar

Each Fellow undertakes a scholarly teaching project aimed at understanding "best practices" that enhance student learning. Scholars undertake a significant project designed to advance the practice of teaching through scholarly inquiry into student learning.

Provosts, in consultation with appropriate campus representatives, select one Fellow/Scholar and designate one alternate.

faculty stipend, supplies and expenses, travel and lodging

www.uwsa.edu/opid/wtf/

and

www.uwsa.edu/opid/wts/

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Academic Staff Professional Development Grants (includes instructional academic staff)

$7500/semester

Analogue of the Faculty Development Grants for Academic Staff

Academic Staff Council Faculty Development Committee - consists of 6 people (nominated by the Executive Committee and approved by majority vote of the Academic Staff Council) including one member of the Council; one member each from the three operational areas represented by the Council; and two at-large members from any group represented by the Council.


 

College/Unit Sources

 

 

Business Administration

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Sabbatical Program

College

 

Full salary for one semester or partial salary (65% FTE) for two semesters

 

Sabbatical Review Committee made up of faculty from the college

 

 

unnamed

College

$40000 for FY05 divided among the six academic departments

 

These funds can be used in part for faculty development as determined by the department.

Expenditure decisions are made at the departmental level.

 

 

 

Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation (EESHR)

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS

RELATED TO

 FACULTY

DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Sabbatical Program

College

 

Full salary for one semester or partial salary (65% FTE) for two semesters

 

Sabbatical Review Committee made up of faculty from the college

 

 

Unnamed

College

varies

varies

No written guidelines,

but favor is given to proposals that improve teaching/student learning.

Dean

 

 

Liberal Studies

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Sabbatical Program

College

 

Full salary for one semester or partial salary (65% FTE) for two semesters

 

Sabbatical Review Committee made up of faculty from the college

 

www.uwlax.edu/LS/sabbatical.htm

CLS Faculty Development Grants*

College

varies

$500-$5000

To pursue individual or collaborative research/scholarship/creative endeavors and/or applied projects pertinent to the applicant’s professional or teaching interests.

Dean's office

supplies and expenses

www.uwlax.edu/LS/FacDev.htm

CLS Grants for Summer Projects*

College

varies

Maximum of $3000

Work on research/scholarship/creative endeavors and/or applied projects pertinent to the applicant’s professional or teaching interests

Dean's office

stipends and/or travel/supply expenses

www.uwlax.edu/LS/FacDev.htm

 

 

* Due to funding cuts and uncertainty about the state budget, this grant program is suspended until further notice.

 

 

 

 


 

 Science and Allied Health

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

Sabbatical Program

College

 

Full salary for one semester or partial salary (65% FTE) for two semesters

 

Sabbatical Review Committee consisting of one member from each department in the college.

Does NOT support travel or supplies

www.uwlax.edu/sah/doc/

Sabbatical%20Policy%20for%

20SAH.doc

Undergraduate Research Fellows/Mentor Program

College

 

$750 for faculty mentor

Stipend for faculty member to supervise a student receiving a Dean's Summer Fellowship.

SAH Undergraduate Research Committee

faculty stipend

www.uwlax.edu/sah/html/

undergrad_research_financialsupport.

htm#fellowship

Research Mentor Fellowship Program

College

 

 

Faculty can propose research projects for which they may be given release time.

faculty committee

release time only

 

Unnamed - new summer support for incoming faculty

College

 

One month's salary during the summer before beginning employment

To give a new faculty member time to write grant proposals, and get a jump-start on their research program.

Dean

 

 

Miscellaneous travel funds to aid faculty development

College

 

varies

The college has provided funds for faculty to attend CUR, NCUR, the Program Assessment Workshop at IUPUI, UW-System Faculty College, etc.

Dean

 

 

 


 

Murphy Library

 

 

NAME

SOURCE OF

FUNDS

TOTAL FUNDS

AVAILABLE

SIZE

OF GRANTS

PURPOSE AS RELATED TO FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FUNDING DECISION

MADE BY

ACCEPTABLE

BUDGET ITEMS/BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO/GRANT GUIDELINES

AVAILIABLE

unnamed

Library

varies

 

Provides extra funding for travel, etc. (any request over $1500)

Recommendations from a committee of library faculty with final decision made by Director