Faculty Professional Development Funds Q & A
Who is eligible?
Unlimited/Full-Time Temporary Faculty
What is covered?
workshops, seminars and classes directly related to your assigned field or
current teaching assignments.
videos, journals, and membership to professional organizations directly related
to your assigned field or current teaching assignments.
How much funding is available?
amount varies each year and depends on the amount that is available in the
account and the award amount that is set by the Professional Development
Committee at the start of the fall semester.
How much may I receive?
amount that you receive will be based on your eligibility and how much funding
is available. Faculty must be employed with RCTC during the period of the
requested activity. Faculty will not be allocated funds from future years.
How do I apply for funds?
the Travel/Professional Development application. (The form is on the J drive
appropriate approvals and signatures.
the completed form to the Professional Development Committee.
What happens after I submit my application?
Professional Development Committee reviews the applications.
faculty member is notified of the committee’s decision and is sent a .pdf copy
of his/her signed application.
How do I get reimbursed for my expenses?
the SEMA4 Employee Expense Report (http://www.mmb.state.mn.us) within two weeks of the activity for timely reimbursement, and send
it to the RCTC Business Office.
questions on completing this form, contact the RCTC Business Office. (Help on
filling-out the form is on the J drive under Business Office, AA RCTC SEMA4
Employee Expense Report Instructions).
If my request was not approved, can I re-submit it?
you can re-submit your application. Include additional information that is
What if I cancel my plans for which funding has been approved?
written notification to the Committee Chairperson no later than two weeks after
the activity. This will enable the Faculty Development Committee to reallocate
those unused funds.
no expense form or notice of cancellation is received by the Faculty
Development Chair or designee then it will be assumed that the faculty member
spent all of his/her request.
When does the Professional Development Committee review applications?
the fall and spring semesters, the committee reviews applications at the
beginning of each month.
Can I apply over the holiday break?
received in December and over the holiday break will be reviewed by the
Professional Development Committee in early February.
Can I apply over the summer?
However, faculty must be employed with RCTC during the period of the requested
Can I apply for Professional Development funds for an activity that is
in the next fiscal year?
you can. The funds will be taken out of the fiscal year in which the activity
What if my activity starts in one fiscal year and ends in the next
funds will be taken out of the fiscal year in which the preponderance of days
the activity takes place in.