Each tenure-line faculty member should be able to submit a paper or accept an invitation to a professional conference while knowing that compensation can normally be expected within an established amount. Approval from the administration should be expected as long as the faculty member can in advance of the trip submit to the administration the properly filled out form and also furnish accompanying documentation showing official participation on the program. Written approval must be received prior to taking the trip. Faculty who do not follow this procedure will normally be denied funding. Neither the administration nor a faculty member should be able to negotiate one-time adjustments to the amount of funding, move funds from one category to another, or divert funds from these categories to other professional activities.
1. Travel between campuses is covered in full, in accordance with campus policies on the use of campus vehicles and mileage reimbursement.
2. Funding is available to each tenure-line faculty member to support travel to one professional conference, either within the U.S. or outside the U.S., per year.
In order to inform new faculty and remind continuing faculty of the required procedures, the above travel policy will be announced at the opening faculty meeting of each academic year. The required form for requesting compensation for travel will be kept on file in the offices of faculty services.
Revised 15 April 2009