Members of the Committee 2019-2020

Jane Roberts - Chair
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Katerina Annaraud
College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership
Kelly Cowart
College of Business
Kimberly Badanich
College of Science and Mathematics
Jessica Szempruch – Ex Officio Member
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Meetings & Agendas 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Application Deadline Applications Reviewed
Sept. 20 @ 2 pm Agenda Minutes N/A N/A
Oct. 1 @10 am Agenda Minutes September 30 12 
Oct. 29 @ 10 am Agenda Minutes N/A N/A
Nov. 19 @ 10 am Agenda Minutes November 12  10 
Dec. 10 @ 10:30 am Agenda Minutes December 3
Jan. 30 @ 10:00 am Agenda Minutes January 24  7
Feb. 27 @ 10:00 am Agenda Minutes February 21  
Mar. 26 @ 10:00 am Agenda Minutes March 20  
Apr. 23 @10:00 am Agenda Minutes April 17  


Status of Funds

The maximum award is $1,500.00 per faculty for the academic year.

Total Awarded Available
Fall 2019 $22,826 $0
Spring 2020 $19,189 $2,985

FPDC Funds 2019-2020 Status Chart

Archived Term Documentation

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Academic Year 2016-2017

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The Faculty Professional Development Committee has met to set 2019-2020 guidelines, and preliminary data will be added to the website. Please stand by for updated information to be added after the November 19 committee meeting. Applicants may want to be preparing the award proposal and submitting the application, using the application form which is now available on this web page. As in recent years, the award limit is $1500 per applicant annually. 

Application Form

Consider the following Faculty Professional Development funding priorities as activities which assist individuals or groups to:

Description: Implementation of the USFSM Chancellor’s Professional Support Initiative is a joint effort of the Office of the Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and the Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee.

A limited amount of funds is provided to support faculty members in their professional activities above and beyond support already provided by their respective colleges. This resource helps faculty members participate in specific activities that will help them build or augment their expertise in teaching, research, or service. The aim is to build capacity across the university and enhance the profile and prestige of USFSM.

Eligibility: Full time resident faculty are eligible to apply; visiting faculty are not eligible to apply for Professional Development funds.

Applications are accepted and reviewed by the Faculty Professional Development Committee on a rolling basis each month during the academic year. Faculty can apply for support for a range of activities that include, but are not limited to the following:

The applicant must provide a detailed description of the professional development activity/event and plan and all supporting documentation (e.g., support for conference travel must supply conference dates, application for research project support must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, etc.).

Please refer to the links below for current business-travel rules and procedures:

University of South Florida Travel Manual

Travel Expenses - Helpful Links

Florida Statute 112.061

Florida Statute 1006.706 (5) (c) specifies that university employees are public employees for the purposes of travel and are bound by the travel requirements laid forth in F.S. 112.061. Most USF travel requirements are based, either directly or indirectly, on the provisions of 112.061.

Please refer to the USF Expenditure Guide for eligible expenditures from the Educational & General (fund type for professional development) funding source. 

Applicants must provide a one page report within one month immediately following the event to the Professional Development Committee, describing the outcomes of the activity/event, its assessed value for the faculty member’s professional development, and discussing any plans for follow-up.

Rubric: The following rubric is the instrument used by the Professional Development Committee to evaluate applications. Please feel free to consult it in order to make sure you address the evaluating criteria in your application.

View the Professional Development Committee Rubric here.

Funding decisions will be based on an overall assessment of the completeness and quality of the rationale, and consideration of availability of funds and competing applications during the funding cycle.

Applications that support the institutional vision of interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement or others are particularly encouraged.

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