As part of the current Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), each UC campus has provided a Professional Development Fund for Non-Senate Instructional Faculty covered by the agreement. For the 2020-2021 year, at the Irvine Campus, all Non-Senate Instructional Unit (Unit 18) appointees with a current appointment during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to apply. The amount of the Tier 1 Award is up to $2,000. In addition, Tier 2 Award category will continue to be in effect this year for continuing appointees. Please note that the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel will have final approval over Tier 2 awards.
Attached is information concerning the types of awards and a copy of the award application form. I also want to bring to your attention to the following important details:
- Funding for this program is limited and the anticipated demand will no doubt exceed our ability to fund all proposals. There is a total of $47,918.11, which includes the unused 2019-2020 funds of $10.11. Therefore, you are encouraged to provide realistic rankings of requests.
- Funding awarded in the application year (2020-2021) to the selected applicants must be used by the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
- Your signature and that of the chair on the project summary sheet should accompany the proposal. This helps to ensure that you have seen all proposals and have had a chance to rank them according to the criteria. Deans and chairs are encouraged to add comments and recommendations as appropriate.
Application Deadlines: March 4, 2021 Due in the Dean’s Office
March 11, 2021 Due in Academic Personnel
This information is also available at http://ap.uci.edu/programs/lecturer-professional-development-funds/. If you have any questions, please contact Karisa Breckenridge at (949) 824-5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane K. O’Dowd
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel