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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
Applications for January leave must be submitted to the Provost of the College by December 1 of
the academic year prior to the proposed January leave (i.e., applications for January leave 2011
are due by December 1, 2009). The January leave application form is available on the Intranet.
A written evaluation of the project must be provided to the Provost of the College, with a copy to
the Faculty Development Committee, by March 15 of the calendar year in which the January
leave is taken.
III.D.5. Summer Stipends
A number of stipends for summer projects are awarded each year to Faculty projects that are
deemed to benefit both Faculty development and the College as a whole. These summer stipends
are intended to support original research or creative work that will, in most cases, result in
publication, performance, or exhibition. Stipends will also be considered for course development
and for teaching development through such programs as the Rollins College Teaching
Workshop. The desired result of such projects will, of course, be to strengthen teaching.
Applications for summer stipends must be submitted to the Provost by March 1. The application
for a summer stipend is located on the College's network. A written report of the summer
project must be provided to the Provost of the College, with a copy to the Faculty Development
Committee, during the first week of September following the summer project.
III.D.6. Professional Travel and Conferences
Birmingham-Southern College encourages faculty travel as an integral and vital component of
faculty development. As Birmingham-Southern seeks to position itself as a widely recognized
national liberal arts college, faculty accomplishments need to become more widely known in
professional circles and organizations at the state, regional, national, and international levels.
Consequently, while the College supports and encourages all kinds of professional development
for faculty, travel related to professional development is a particularly important category
because of its unique benefits to the College as well as to the individual. Professional
development travel application guidelines can be found in Appendix I.
III.D.7. Taking Courses at the College
Full-time, continuing Faculty members are eligible from the date of employment to receive
tuition remission for courses taken at the College. More information is available in Appendix A.
See Appendix A for information on tuition remission for dependents of Faculty members.
III.D.8. The Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award
The Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award is given annually to a non-tenured Faculty
member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching the previous year. The selection is made
by the Provost of the College. The Whetstone stipend is placed in a separate travel account for
the sole use of the winner. This award serves as recognition of effective teaching among
younger Faculty; it helps provide additional opportunities for professional development; and it
maintains the commitment to good teaching and advising which characterize the Faculty of
Birmingham-Southern College.