Staff Professional Development Fund


2018-19 Deadlines

  • November 1
  • February 1
  • April 1
  • July 1

How to Apply for the Staff Development Fund

  • Establish eligibility: Full-time staff, working 30 hours or more per week, who have been employed with the college for 6 months or longer are eligible.
  • Once you have determined your request is eligible for funds, complete the Staff Professional Development Fund Application. Applications must be submitted according to the deadlines listed above.
  • Have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Comments form.
  • Staff Council will consider each eligible request.
  • Approval will be communicated within 7 business days after the deadline.
  • Upon approval, awardee will receive instructions on how to charge expenses and information on a follow-up summary. It is the employee's responsibility to complete event registration.

Eligibility

Full-time staff, working 30 hours or more per week, who have been employed with the college for 6 months or longer.

Eligible Activities

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Staff Council is not only dedicated to supporting professional development in your field, but also supporting the campus efforts for inclusive excellence. We encourage staff to apply for learning opportunities that build diversity and inclusion awareness, knowledge, and skills.

  • Professional development opportunities like workshops, seminars, webinars, trainings, or other activities that would help you develop professionally in your field.
  • Requests must explain how this activity will support you and the value you expect the development opportunity provide to you, your department, and/or Westminster College as a whole.

The Staff Professional Development Fund is dedicated to supporting as many staff as possible. It is not intended to fund academic tuition, annual certifications, or membership fees.

Award Amount

  • Staff can request funds for low-cost development opportunities. Staff council will award partial or total amount depending on amount requested, typically in the range of $50 to $500.
  • Staff are eligible to receive one award every 2 years.

Application and Award Approval Process

  1. Complete the Staff Professional Development Fund Application. Applications must be submitted according to the deadlines listed above.
  2. Have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Comments form.
  3. Staff Council will consider each eligible request.
  4. Approval will be communicated within 7 business days after the deadline.
  5. Upon approval, awardee will receive instructions on how to charge expenses and information on a follow-up summary. It is the employee's responsibility to complete event registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Staff Council at staffcouncil@westminstercollege.edu