Lab Instructor Professional Development Fund Competitive travel funds are available to support lab instructor attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, or webinars that will be of benefit to both the College and the instructor. Preference will be given to those workshops which are on topics which the department would like to expand or strengthen its lab experiences. The goal is to allow lab instructors to participate in events that will help develop new skills or acquire new knowledge that will allow them to perform their current duties more effectively. Application deadline: May 15, 2015 Notification by: June 15, 2015 Awards: Limited funding is available to support lab instructor professional development. Anticipating a large demand for these funds, no single award will exceed $700. Travel should occur between July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Retroactive funding will not be considered. Co-funding from departments or grant sources will be expected. Funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, meals, and registration fees. Funds typically will not cover books, supplies, computing equipment, journal subscriptions, or memberships to associations. Eligibility All lab instructors on continuing appointments and who work at least half time during the academic year are invited to apply. Preference will be given to lab instructors who have not received professional development support from the College during the past three years and have co‐funding from department or grant sources. How to apply: Applications should be 1‐2 pages and include: A description of the program, including web link if possible Description of how the seminar/workshop/conference will contribute to lab instructor’s teaching Detailed budget, with a justification of items and including co‐funding information Letter of support from faculty member affiliated with the lab course Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The associate dean will consult with science department chairs to review the proposals and submit recommendations to the Dean for final approval. Post‐award report Lab instructors receiving awards must submit a report on the program within 60 days of its completion. The report should be brief and discuss the benefit to the individual and the lab course or courses.