The FLI travel funding criteria for the 2016-17 fiscal year will include a $3,000 limit for each of five segments. The $3,000 limit will be shared equitably by all approved applications. Travel authorization segments will be established as follows:

August/September 2016 – DEADLINE Monday, July 24, 2016
October/November 2016 – DEADLINE Monday, September 19, 2016
December 2016/January 2017 - DEADLINE Monday, November 14, 2016
February/March 2017 – DEADLINE Monday, January 23, 2017
April/May/June 2017 – DEADLINE Monday, March 20, 2017

If all funds are not used for each segment they will be rolled over and averaged to the next one.

John Vaughan, chair of the Faculty Learning Institute

How to apply for funds:

1. Complete a Travel Authorization Form. Also include the Request for Staff Development Funding form. Attach copies of any supporting documents (such as program descriptions or registration forms). Keep copies of everything for your file.

2. Sign forms and get the necessary signature from your dean or supervisor.

3. Forward all documents to Caroline Tippins in Staff Development. The travel expenditure must first be approved by the Faculty Learning Institute. The vice president and president will sign the forms after committee approval. Do not make any nonrefundable reservations or buy tickets until your request has been approved, unless you are prepared to pay for expenses yourself.

4. After you receive your authorization, make your reservations and go. Have a great time, and keep your receipts!

5. To receive your reimbursement, you must submit an expense voucher along with receipts to Accounts Payable/Fiscal Services within two weeks after you return. You will not be reimbursed if you do not submit an expense report, and your allocated funds will be returned to the faculty development budget for someone else to use.