Part-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund (PTFPDF)

 

PTFPDF Request Form 

  • Article XVIII of the CBA provides that part-time faculty can apply for a one-time reimbursement of up to $700 for professional development activities related to their teaching assignment or discipline.
  •  Faculty must have good faith consideration for reappointment to be eligible for support. Good faith consideration is defined in Article V of the CBA. Part-time faculty who are paid by the course receive good faith consideration for reappointment when they have previously taught a course for a minimum of four (4) semesters (summer session is not a semester) in five (5) academic years. Regular part-time faculty receive good faith consideration for reappointment after they teach in that status for two (2) academic years.
  • The faculty member's department determines whether the professional development request is appropriate and the activity is directly related and valuable to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

 For example, appropriate activities include presenting a paper on a topic related to the faculty member's discipline. The PTFPDF can cover travel and registration fees for such activities. The fund is not intended for activities such as book signings or other commercial or promotional events, and events not related to the faculty member's teaching at GW.               

  • Faculty must apply for financial support from their department and school first. If department and school funds are unavailable or insufficient to cover the total cost of the professional development activity, then the faculty member can apply for additional support from the PTFPDF.

 For example: Total expenses are $1000. The department contributes $50, the school contributes $100, and the faculty member can apply for up to $700 to apply towards the remaining $850 worth of expenses.

  • Funding support under the PTFPDF will take the form of reimbursement based on the submission of original receipts within 30 days after the professional development activity.
  • Department, School and PTFPDF requests and approvals should be recorded on the PTFPDF request form as each request is made.

 

Contact Part-Time Faculty

202-994-6783

frpr@gwu.edu