Important announcement from the Professional Affairs Committee (PAC)
Updated On: Sep 28, 2018
Each year, money is set aside in the contract for professional learning activities, conferences, and travel, and faculty can apply for up to $1,500 of these PAC funds per year. This year, our budget is $30,000, and already, we have approved about $25,000 worth of requests. This leaves us with only about $5,000 for the rest of the academic year. If you plan to request funds for an activity, please do so as soon as possible. You should not register for events or purchase airline tickets until you have confirmation your request has been approved and that funds are available. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to pay for your expenses on your own. You should also think about whether there are other funding streams that you could use to pay for your activity.
Before you submit a request to PAC, please read the application carefully and provide all of the material requested including the request form, the signed CEU waiver with information about your schedule, and a brochure or published materials about your activity. Then, send all documents to Rhonda Jones. Incomplete applications will be returned for more information.
Please note: If you are planning on taking a leave to attend a conference or event but do not need PAC funds, you still must submit a leave request with all of the accompanying information to PAC for review. This is so the College knows, for liability issues, when you are traveling on College business.
If you have questions, please contact Beth Patel or Farhad Zabihi.