​​​​​​Faculty Development Committee

Faculty development is active and ongoing participation in professional activities that contribute to excellence in teaching and support an articulated agenda of scholarship, research and/or creative production. 

Faculty development at UF is comprised of five domains that recognize the multiple roles faculty play within their departments, colleges, the university, and the wider community: Instructional, Scholarly, Professional, Organizational, and Service. These domains are aligned to current UF tenure and promotion dossier categories and reflect best practices in higher education.

Faculty development activities are considered successful when the individual faculty member's goals in these areas and the institutional strategic goals are being met simultaneously.

Faculty Development at the University of Findlay is based on the following principles.

  • Strong administrative support
  • Alignment of faculty development with institutional strategic initiatives
  • Sensitivity to identified needs
  • Individual and institutional accountability
  • Atmosphere of caring and trust
  • Collaboration and shared vision
  • Celebration of successes


Deadlines to apply for funding from the Faculty Development Committee are:

    • Last Friday in September for activities occurring between August 1 and November 30

    • Last Friday in January for activities occurring between December 1 and March 31

    • Last Friday in April for activities occurring between April 1 and July 31

How to Apply for Faculty Development Funds 

After Completing the Faculty Development Activity

To be reimbursed for your authorized expenses, a completed Project Evaluation Form and expense report with supporting documentation must be submitted to Workday within 60 days of the professional development activity or within two weeks of receiving your funding award announcement.

Faculty Development Completed Project Evaluation Form.docx

How to Submit Faculty Development Expense Report in Workday (udpdated).pdf


Contact the faculty development committee representative from your college. ​​