Grants to supplement the costs of professional travel to conferences and workshops for faculty development are available through the Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching. Proposals concerning teaching and learning will have the highest priority. In adjudicating among proposals, the Committee will consider:
Note: Travel for international service learning trips or for conference attendance related merely to positions held in professional organizations will not be funded by this committee.
All undergraduate faculty members with the rank of lecturer or above are eligible to apply for travel grants. Undergraduate adjunct faculty who have taught at Valparaiso University for at least three years and have reasonable expectations to be hired for the next year are also eligible.
Three times per year, the Committee will award $7,500 in travel grants, with a limit of $1,000 per grant for travel within the United States and $2,000 per grant for international travel.
If the Committee does not receive enough applications, or if not enough applications are deemed worthy of an award, the full budget will not be spent in that year.