Faculty Travel & Conference Support

The College encourages attendance at and participation in professional meetings in the belief that both the College and the faculty member benefit. Travel funds are available to encourage faculty members to take advantage of professional development opportunities, but — most especially — to encourage faculty members to present (defined broadly) at conferences, workshops and so on. The key elements of the policy are as follows:

  • Each faculty member may access up to $1200 of travel funds per year, as long as funds are available.
  • At most one trip may be funded, at a maximum of $400, for attendance at a professional event at which she/he is not presenting.
  • There is no limit on the total number of trips that may be supported provided that the total expense does not exceed $1200.


The necessary arrangements due to one’s absence are made with the approval of the Department Chair.  

Consult the Office of the Provost for current procedures, and the Employee Handbook for policies related to any travel under the auspices of the College.


The Travel Budget supporting Faculty Conference Travel is maintained by the Dean of Faculty.


In addition to funds for travel to professional conferences, there are some additional funds available for other types of faculty travel. The arrangements for traveling and the rules for spending money are the same as for professional travel, except that the “Travel Request Form” is submitted to the Administrative Officer from whose budget the travel is paid.


Faculty members may also take students on trips which are part of courses or which are of educational benefit to the students. The College may subsidize the faculty member’s expenses in these cases. The College may also subsidize the expense of faculty members when College courses must be taught off-campus (e.g., in hospitals) or when field work must be supervised (e.g., practice teaching). Such expenses are included in a Department’s budget.


Faculty may also travel to recruit new faculty, to represent the College at meetings of educational organizations, to speak to chapters of the Alumnae Association, or to aid the College’s development effort. The expense of such travel is covered through the budget of the Administrative Office involved.

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