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Faculty Teaching Development Fund

The Faculty Teaching Development Fund offers financial support of up to $1,500 per academic year to assist faculty in enhancing their teaching skills or in developing innovative teaching projects. The Fund may be used to attend teaching-related workshops and conferences or to purchase materials that will benefit teaching and improve student learning in their classes.

Requests should delineate how the project will enhance teaching and learning, and have a clearly laid-out budget. Recipients are also expected to provide a short report at the end of the development opportunity detailing how the experience has (or is expected to) enhanced teaching and learning in their course.

The Fund will not be awarded if the proposal focuses primarily on the research, writing, and artistic activities of faculty members. The Fund is also not intended for books related to course content, student labor, student field trips or guest speakers. For these requests, review the Provost’s Office funding opportunities here.

Requests may be submitted for the current academic year by email to Kristi Verbeke: verbekkj@wfu.edu, but are limited to one per semester per faculty member. All reimbursement requests, as well as the impact report, must be submitted before June 1 of the current fiscal year, due to fiscal year deadlines. Questions or issues with respect to reimbursement should be directed to Deborah Snyder at snyderdw@wfu.edu or 336.758.4587.

Proposal Format: (can send in body of email or as attachment)

  1. Name: Last, First, M.I
    Professional Title
    Course Title and Department or School
  2. Description of activity (conference, workshop, training session, etc.) or materials in need of funding
  3. Objective (How will the grant allow you to enhance teaching and learning?)
    1. How will this activity or purchase impact student learning?
    2. In what ways will this enhance your teaching practice?
  4. Proposed Itemized Budget: Please note that once funds are approved and allocated to budget items, funds may not be redirected towards other expenses retroactively.

Reimbursement

Receipts for award reimbursement requests should be attached to an appropriately completed and signed Expenditure Voucher, Travel and Expenditure Voucher, or a monthly Works report if expenditures are charged to a University credit card. Please bring or mail all reimbursement requests to the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, Reynolda Hall 307.

Receipts and reports should be submitted within 30 days of return from travel, or 60 days from incurring expense, per University mandate, and received by the TLC no later than June 1 for approval by the TLC Director (receipts and reports, including Works credit card reports, cannot be processed by the WFU Financial and Accounting Office without TLC review and approval).