PD Funding Policies & Procedures

NOTE: Due to PD budgetary limitations in FY'22, PD funding requests are being carefully reviewed in order to ensure an equitable distribution of funds

The current maximum amount that may be requested for full-time faculty is $1000 per fiscal year and $750 for part-time faculty and staff. PD requests reviews are based upon the following criteria:

  • PD Budget Funds Availability
  • Equitable distribution of available funding
  • Alignment of request with college strategic priorities

The limit for course tuition reimbursement is $1000 per academic year. Full or partial support may be given. Please Note: Reimbursements requests are approved for individual courses. If you are in a course program, a new request must be made for each individual course.

-  Applicants must identify the division dean who has approved this request for PD funding. We also ask that applicants indicate whether they are attending the PD event alone or whether other people from their area are attending. (This helps with coordinating the travel plans.)

-  Please note, if funding is approved, the purchasing transactions/arrangements must be handled through our office in accordance with college policy.

- If your request is approved, there will be additional forms you will need to complete in order to facilitate the PD support process.

Proposal Submission Timeline

To allow time for the Office of Professional Development to review the application, and for the Purchasing Department to make arrangements for payment, we have set the following funding request deadlines:

  1. For any request that involves air travel, employees seeking Professional Development funds should submit an application at least one month prior to the event.
  2. Any PD request that does not require air travel, the proposal must be submitted at least three weeks before the event.

Purchasing Arrangements

If funding is approved, the purchasing transactions/arrangements must be handled through our office in accordance with college policy. This means that all travel arrangements and hotel arrangements must be arranged by the administrative support staff in the Office of Professional Development. Do not do your own booking, even if you have an active profile in the college's American Express system.We do not provide reimbursements for travel/conference arrangements that were handled on your own. Reimbursement forms for meals & gas accrued during conference travel should be forwarded to our department for review and Peter Shea's signature.

PLEASE NOTE: In situations in which more than three applicants submit proposals for the same conference requiring extensive travel and overnight accommodations, the equivalent of three applicants expenses will be funded. This amount can then be used by the entire group of applicants, as a pool of funds to use amongst themselves

Required Workshop/Conference Feedback

In order to disseminate the knowledge gained through PD-funded participation in a workshop/conference, we require all funded applicants to fill out a brief conference evaluation form. This information--which is posted on the MCC PD Blog -- can help inform future decisions by faculty and staff about conference attendance.

Please contact Peter Shea at Ext. 3561 for questions or information.

Last Modified: 8/9/22