Purposeful Growth The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) of Regis College provides financial assistance for professional development to Regis College Faculty. The committee consists of eight voting members elected from the Regis College faculty, serving three-year terms. In addition, the Faculty Development Secretary, the Director of Academic Grants, and representatives from the Library, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, and the College for Professional Studies are present as non-voting members. ActivitiesCurrentMembersCommitteeFormsCalendarGrants &StipendsSabbatical Activities The activities of FDC include: providing support for travel to professional conferences or conventions providing small grants for research or teaching improvement and summer grants for scholarship/research providing stipends for publications and shown art work assisting the Dean's Office in evaluating sabbatical applications organizing the Fall Faculty Conference assisting the Committee on Rank and Tenure in the selection of the Faculty Lecturer of the Year running standing committee elections Current Members Regis College (Voting) Members Name Email Campus Mail Phone Extension Robert Margesson (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org E8 X5723 William Sutton (Assistant Chair) email@example.com C-4 X4287 Brian Drwecki firstname.lastname@example.org D-12 X3516 Tom Howe email@example.com E-4 X4972 Damla Isik firstname.lastname@example.org E-16 X4329 Susan Jacobson email@example.com H-8 X4385 Loretta Notarschi firstname.lastname@example.org C-4 X5352 Dennis Steele email@example.com D-18 X4120 Damien Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org E-16 X4912 Observers and Ex-Officio Members John Schmitt, Observer, Library email@example.com D-20 5772 Sally O'Laughlin, Secretary, Faculty Development Committee firstname.lastname@example.org G-16 4077 Committee Forms The forms available on this page should be printed out, completed, and returned to the FDC Office (Carroll Hall 201) or, for Sabbatical and Course Load Reduction applications, to the Dean's Office (Loyola 16). Check the calendar for deadlines. Electronic submission of all forms is not yet available. Travel and Convention Grant Application (new! electronic submission) Expense Report Small Grant Form Summer Grant Form Publication & Art Stipend Form Sabbatical Application Form (Return the Sabbatical Application Form to the Dean's Office, Loyola 16) Course Load Reduction Form (Return the Course Load Reduction Form to the Dean's Office, Loyola 16) To read and print PDF files you will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader which is a Free downloadable program. For more information contact the Faculty Development Secretary, Sally O'Laughlin Calendar Convention & Travel Grants (Rolling Deadline) The Convention and Travel Grants allow faculty members to attend local, regional, and national professional meetings and conventions for the purpose of keeping abreast of the developments in their fields and/or improving teaching skills. Dollar Limit $1,200 Deadlines/Dates Rolling Deadline (submit within one week of returning from travel) Small Grants (Rolling Deadline) The Small Grant Program is intended to aid a faculty member in the development of teaching skills, classroom courses, teaching aids, and minor expenses for research. Dollar Limits $300 Deadlines/Dates Rolling Deadline Publication & Art Stipends (Rolling Deadline) The Publication and Art Stipend provides support for scholarly works (publications, art exhibits, or professional works) of faculty members. Dollar Limits $150 (Max of two per person per year) Deadlines/Dates Rolling Deadline Summer Research Grant (March 18, 2013) The Summer Research Grant is intended to assist a full‑time faculty member to initiate, continue, and/or complete a research project of some significance. Dollar Limits $3,000 LG. $1,000 SM. Deadlines/Dates March 18, 2013 Sabbatical Leave (October 2, 2013) The Sabbatical Leave provides uninterrupted time for scholarship and teaching improvement. (See the AAUP Contract, section 11.6, for details.) Deadlines/Dates October 2, 2013 Fall Faculty Conference (October 4, 2013) The Fall Faculty Conference is an opportunity for all Regis University faculty to enrich and celebrate teaching and scholarship. The conference is developed around a current issue in academia and generally includes speakers, workshops, and discussions. Deadline/Dates October 4, 2013 Individual Components (TBD) Faculty members will submit their proposals to their chairs no later than October 15. Faculty proposals and chair recommendations will be submitted to Rank and Tenure by November. Deadlines/Dates TBD Grants & Stipends FDC serves as a primary source of funds for professional growth and development for the faculty. The three grants and the stipend administered by FDC that fund faculty development for tenure track faculty are listed below. See the calendar page above for deadlines. Summer grants are reviewed only once yearly, in the spring. The other grants and the Publication and Art Stipend are reviewed four times yearly immediately following each of the four yearly deadlines for these programs. To read and print PDF files you will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader which is a Free downloadable program. Convention & Travel Grant FDC Convention & Travel Grant Form View our calendar for deadlines. Grant Limit: $1200 per faculty member per fiscal year (Receipted expenses greater than $1200 may be reimbursed at the end of the fiscal year at the discretion of FDC if extra funds remain in the FDC budget.) The convention and travel grants allow faculty members to attend local, regional, and national professional meetings and conventions for the purpose of presenting research papers, participating as panel members or moderators, serving as officers and committee chairs, keeping abreast of the developments in their fields, and/or improving teaching skills. Convention and travel grants are primarily for tenured and tenure track faculty of Regis College. Exceptions may be made for full time affiliate faculty with a long standing relationship with Regis College. FDC and the convention and travel committee will make the final decision to any exceptions. Any exceptions are contingent upon funding and will not be awarded until the end of the fiscal year. Publication & Art Stipend FDC Publication & Art Stipend Form (PDF Format) -- You need to have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (see bottom of this page) in order to view and print out this form. View our calendar for deadlines. Grant Limit: $150 per stipend; limit of 2 stipends per faculty member per fiscal year Publication and art stipends are provided for support of scholarly works such as publications, public art exhibitions, or other demonstrably scholarly professional works. A faculty member may only receive two stipends per academic/fiscal year. The applicant should demonstrate the scholarly nature of the journal or other source in which the work appears. Small Grant FDC Small Grant Form (PDF Format) -- You need to have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader in order to view and print out this form. View our calendar for deadlines. Grant Limit: $300 per faculty member per fiscal year, of which $100 can be used to cover professional membership fees with receipt. The small grant program is intended to aid a faculty member in the development of teaching skills, classroom courses, teaching aids, and defrayment of research expenses. Summer Grant FDC Summer Grant Form (PDF Format) -- You need to have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (see bottom of this page) in order to view and print out this form. View our calendar for deadlines. Grant Limit: $1000 (small grant) or $3000 (large grant) per faculty member per fiscal year The purpose of a summer research grant is to relieve the recipient of summer teaching and other academic duties for two full months during the summer in order that the recipient can engage in research on a full-time basis. Faculty who have received a large grant ($3000) are ineligible for these grants for a period of three years after which they may reapply for a large grant. Recipients are required to report on their funded summer research through a formal written report or with an oral presentation open to attendance all faculty. Sabbatical Regis University, recognizes the necessity for faculty to acquire new experiences to enrich their teaching and professional activities or to secure uninterrupted time for research and writing, provides faculty with sabbatical leaves. Sabbaticals are to encourage professional growth and increased competence and productivity among faculty. Sabbatical projects involve significant research, creative work, or a program which is judged by the Faculty Development Committee to be of equivalent value, such as some other program or study, or an organized experiential program, or an exchange of responsibilities with faculty at another four year college or university. FDC Sabbatical Application Form (PDF Format) -- You need to have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (see bottom of this page) in order to view and print out this form. Eligibility: Any Regis College faculty member with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher who has served full-time for six years at Regis University or who has completed six years of full-time service at Regis University since the last sabbatical is eligible for a sabbatical leave. Duration & Compensation: Stipends for sabbatical leaves are one semester at full salary or one academic year at one-half of full salary. Application Deadline: Complete sabbatical applications must be submitted to the Dean no later than the first business day following October 1, of the year preceding the year for which the sabbatical application is made. Application Composition: A faculty member must make a formal application for sabbatical leave in triplicate (three copies). The application must include: FDC Sabbatical Application Form (coversheet) one-page lay person summary of the project understandable to someone outside of your field a narrative description of the project to be pursued the qualifications that the faculty member possesses to pursue the proposed project a statement of how the sabbatical project constitutes significant research, significant creative work, or something with equivalent value a statement showing how the sabbatical project will increase the professional competence and value to the University of the faculty member a letter of evaluation and recommendation from the department chairperson (or academic supervisor)* a statement by the department chairperson (or academic supervisor)outlining a departmental plan for staffing during the sabbatical leave* *The requirement for documents prepared by the department chairperson (or academic supervisor) requires that items 1-6 above be submitted to the immediate academic supervisor in sufficient time for this person to complete the necessary documents before the application deadline. Sabbatical Recipient Obligations: The recipient of a sabbatical leave incurs these obligations: To make every reasonable effort to fulfill the terms of the sabbatical To return to the University for a minimum of one year of full time service following the completion of the sabbatical leave To file a detailed written report on the results of the sabbatical with the immediate academic supervisor, the Dean, the Chairperson of the FDC, and the Chairperson of the Committee on Rank and Tenure within ninety days after the beginning of the semester following the sabbatical leave.