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The purpose of the Wilson Endowment Fund is to support "faculty travel to meetings of international, national, and major regional professional academic associations for the purpose of participation in a conference program as a panel chair or paper presenter... or for those in the arts for the purpose of having their creations or techniques critiqued and reviewed by peers."  For complete information regarding the Wilson Endowment Fund, please see the Faculty Handbook.

Article 15.9 Faculty Development of the January 2017 - December 2019 UNAC Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provides for travel funds to support faculty professional development. At UAS, those monies are distributed through the Wilson Fund process and tracked separately thereby honoring the intent of the faculty professional development provision in the CBA.

Applications are accepted from July 1 through June 1 for qualifying activities occurring in that fiscal year.  Multiple applications may be submitted separately for Wilson Funds and for the UNAC CBA professional development funds so long as the allocation for any individual faculty member does not exceed $1,500 from each fund.  Applications are reviewed by the Provost on a first come, first served basis.  The Provost issues decisions within ten days.


Faculty Information

Applications are to be completed online using the template located on the adjacent Application tab.   To complete the application, it is necessary to include the following materials:

Wilson Endowment Fund Applicant
        
UNAC Article 15.9 Faculty Professional Development Applicant
  • Permission from Dean or Director to travel
  • Permission from Dean or Director to travel
  • Invitation or confirmation letter
  • Event brochure
  • Event brochure
  • Breakdown of requested funding
  • Title of and/or Paper to be presented
  • Other related materials
  • Breakdown of requested funding
  • Other related materials



Click submit for the application to be emailed to the Provost.  The Provost will act upon the request via e-mail to the faculty member.  If approved, the response will include confirmation of the dollar amount approved.

At this point, the faculty member can proceed to coordinate travel plans with their designated department administrative staff.

Within 15 calendar days of completion of travel, faculty must submit:

  • Travel paperwork and supporting documentation to their administrative support staff
  • Wilson Fund Activity Report to the Provost's Office (provost@uas.alaska.edu) including the following:
    • Description and evaluation of the activity and the faculty's participation (e.g., benefit gained; critical assessment of activity; insights gained; etc.)
    • Evidence that the activity took place (e.g., a letter of thanks; the final program; etc.)

Administrative Support Information

Please note: Reimbursements cannot exceed pre-approved amount.

Administrative staff will:

  • Coordinate and acquire all Wilson Fund and UNAC Article 15.9 travel using departmental funds
  • At the conclusion of travel and after expense reports have been completed, admins will submit to the Provost's Office:
    • A journal voucher (JV) seeking reimbursement
    • Supporting documentation including the following:
      • E-mail approval from the Provost
      • Final Conference agenda
      • Other materials (brochures, etc.)

Welcome to the online application that provides access to UAS Wilson Funds.

At the end of the application, please attach all supporting documentation, such as: invitation/confirmation letter, budget, event brochure or agenda, travel approval, etc. Should you need to submit more attachments, they can be e-mailed to provost@uas.alaska.edu. Please be sure to include your name and event title.

If you need any assistance or information, please contact the Provost's Office at provost@uas.alaska.edu or (907)-796-6486.

Wilson Fund Application

As an applicant for the Evelyn Rhoads Wilson Endowment Fund, I have read the UAS policies regarding application for those funds and believe this application meets the criteria, intent, and spirit for which this endowment was created.

Contact Information
Event Information
File Attachments

Welcome to the online application that provides access to faculty professional development funds provided under Article 15.9 of the UNAC Collective Bargaining Agreement dated January 2017–December 2019.

At the end of the application, please attach any supporting documentation, such as the event brochure or agenda, travel approval, etc.

If you need any assistance or information, please contact the Provost's Office at provost@uas.alaska.edu or (907)-796-6486.

Contact Information
CBA Professional Development Fund Application
Event Information
File Attachments
 
 

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