Annual fund divided among departments, proportional to the number of students taught by each department in the previous year and departmental faculty FTEs. Departmental allocations are intended to help defray the costs associated with professional activities, research, or curriculum development. They may be used for individual, group, or departmental projects (including travel), or for the purchase of equipment related to departmental research and teaching.
Funds are disbursed upon approval by the dean of the college of a written proposal submitted by the department and agreed upon by department members. The department must submit a written request if it wishes to roll over its allocation for one year for a specific purpose. Excess funds revert to the Faculty Development Fund.
Varies by department and year.
Associate dean, making clear reference to "Departmental Allocation for Faculty Development."
Departments should determine the general categories and allotments for the commitment of funds for that year by October 1, before the first round of Common Fund applications is due. Final proposals may be submitted anytime before the deadline of February 1.
By the department chair to the associate dean of the college at the conclusion of the project(s).