Academic Benefits Opportunities and Rewards (FS 8.10)

Chapter VIII - Academic Standards, Procedures and Policies

8.10 Academic Benefits, Opportunities and Rewards

8.10.1 Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program

Professional development opportunities are administered by the Faculty/Academic Staff Development Board. For details see Chapter III, under Faculty Administrative Committees, and the Faculty Development Web pages at:

Development opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • retraining and renewal grants
  • improvement of classroom instruction grants
  • recruitment and retention funds
  • UWRF participation in UW-System Faculty College and Teaching Fellows programs
  • Regents' Teaching Excellence awards for individuals and departments
  • Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council conference grants
  • UWRF proposals to the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grants program
  • faculty research grants
  • incentive grants (to write grant proposals)
  • sabbatical leaves
  • faculty professional development grants
  • end-of-year grants
  • academic staff professional development grants
  • UW-System Institutional Enhancement Grants
  • on-campus faculty development events, e.g., workshops during fall and spring semester administrative days
  • UW-System Race and Ethnicity grants

8.10.2 Reimbursement of Fees

Fees may be reimbursed for courses taken by faculty members of the University of Wisconsin System, providing that the courses are job-related and will improve performance. Approval must be obtained in advance from the head of the faculty member's department and the Chancellor.