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Staff Development Funds

2017 - 2018 Guidelines

Staff Development funds are available for full-time staff members to participate in professional development activities that enhance their primary job duties. Professional development encompasses learning opportunities such as work-related seminars, conferences, workshops, and Continuing Education classes on and off campus. Staff development funds could pay the cost of registration fees, gas, meals, and lodging. Remember all travel expenses must follow the current state rules/regulations and be completed before June 1, 2018.

Review Process

Requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be accepted only during the current fiscal year. It is advised that staff members submit requests as early as possible to ensure funding.

Eligibility Criteria and Maximum Awards

  • Full-time staff members
  • Awards are non-transferable
  • $500 per staff member, per request, per fiscal year
  • No department will be allowed to receive more than $1500 of staff development funds for a single event per fiscal year.
  • Online courses – please note that online courses taken through Continuing Education may be pre-approved but will be reimbursed to the staff member only upon successful completion of the course.

Application Process

To request funds, the following steps must be followed:

  • Fill out a Staff Development Funding/Reimbursement Request.
  • Attach supporting documentation, including: a detailed description of workshop /conference /courses, dates, costs etc.
  • Be sure to get your supervisor’s signature.
  • Submit form to Staff Development Committee Chair, Cayse Wilson, Oakwood Building room 127 Gainesville campus)

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