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Faculty Request for Discipline-Specific Professional Development Funds


The Student Equity and Achievement Plan, Doing What Matters, and Guided Pathways budget managers, in partnership with the Academic Senate, have developed a form and process for faculty to request funds to support discipline-specific professional development training.

The process for requesting funds and review of requests includes the following:
1) Budget managers will review request for alignment with allowable expenditures per categorical fund guidelines and goals,
2) If alignment exists, department chairs will be notified of the request. If alignment does not exist, the requestor and department chair will be notified, and
3) If approved, the requestor and department chair will be notified and travel authorizations prepared and sent to the requestor for signature.

Please make sure the department has aligned conference travel request with an objective in the department’s program review.

If you will also be submitting this travel for Flex credit, please submit the request through the established process. You will need to fill out the “Attending a Conference” form within MyLearningPlan (

Upon completion of the approved travel you will need to submit requests for reimbursements and turn in the travel report to department chair and budget manager within two weeks.

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Please Note

Only programs with the CTE TOP Code are eligible for Doing What Matters funds. To see a list of eligible programs, please go to:

All programs in the TOP Code manual flagged with an asterisk indicate a CTE program. (Examples include programs such as Nursing, Land Surveying, Welding, Business, and Paralegal)
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