To:                   All Full-Time Tenure-Track or Tenured Members of the Cornell College Faculty

From:               Joe Dieker, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Re:                   Faculty Development and Travel Funding

Date:               September 17, 2019

I am pleased to announce the availability of faculty development and travel funds for this academic year. In keeping with past practice, the faculty specified above are eligible to receive up to $300 in development funds for scholarly, creative, or professional expenditures which qualify as tax-exempt under federal IRS guidelines. Appropriate expenses include, but are not limited to, attendance at professional meetings (air and ground transportation, registration, lodging and meals), memberships in professional organizations in the discipline, subscriptions to professional journals, and books.

These funds may be requested retroactively for expenses since August 26, 2019 and must be expended by June 1, 2020.  In accordance with the college’s travel and purchasing policies, please request reimbursement within thirty days of incurring any expenses.

These funds should not be used to support the purchase of equipment, computers, hardware, software, printers, and other computing accessories.  These items must be requested through the College’s regular process for capital requests.  If you have any questions regarding the appropriate use of these funds, please contact us before you incur the expenses.

Travel funds may be obtained by requesting a travel loan in advance or by submitting receipts for reimbursement. In either case, the “Travel Loan and Expense Reporting Form” or a “Voucher: Request for Payment Form” must be completed and submitted with the itemized documentation to Jessica Dopler in the Office of Academic Affairs for review and approval, within 30 days of incurring the expenses.

In regard to the use of these funds, please refer to the “Business Expense Reimbursement Policy”.