The President's Council has allocated funding for the express purpose of staff development. Weber State University staff is fortunate to have administrative support for professional growth and development. The Staff Development Committee encourages any interested exempt or non-exempt staff to submit their requests, using the guidelines on the grant checklist. Executives, faculty and students are not eligible for staff development grants.
The written request need not be elaborate, sophisticated, or complicated, but must be complete and meet the guidelines. If you have concerns about writing this proposal, please contact any member of the committee for assistance.
Staff Development grants may, among other things, include:
- Team Building
- Staff Retreats
- Campus Speakers
- Audio/Video Training
- Group/Individual Training Seminars
A CAUTIONARY NOTE: Staff Development does not fund requests for computer hardware because of the availability of other resources. For specific sources of funding for computer hardware, contact your department chair. Due to limited funding the committee will not fund wages, benefits, production costs, equipment purchases, higher education expenses which includes tuition, fees or textbooks, or faculty-related responsibilities.
- Individuals are not eligible to be funded for Staff Development grants until they have completed 6 months employment at the University.
- After you complete the application, provide 1 copy of the project request to the committee member who plans to sign it.
- Backup documentation must be provided for all expenses. A hard copy of costs/estimates should be attached with each application packet. Backup documentation should include: conference agenda and registration price, air fare, lodging, ground transportation, any misc items, etc. Feel free to print web pages that contain this information and attach to the application packet. (See Application Form)
- Ongoing projects will not be funded. The committee can provide one-time "seed" money to help a project get started. Due to limited funding, the committee will not fund wages, benefits, production costs, equipment purchases, higher education expenses which includes tuition, fees or textbooks, or faculty-related responsibilities. Ongoing projects include certification programs with multiple classes.
- Grant applications must be complete including the Project Budget Worksheet. The requested project must be completed within six months of the application deadline date (ex. if you apply in April, you must complete your project before the end of October).
- Funding support from a department or other sources are encouraged and should be included on the Project Budget Worksheet. Proposals without other financial support must include an explanation for lack of funding.
- Applications will be reviewed individually on their own merit. The committee can fund more than one request from the same department; however, they should be presented individually. Priority will be given to those applications not funded within the past 3 years.
- Awardees will be notified of amount awarded via Email or Campus Mail within five (5) business days of the committee meeting.
- Once awarded, awardees must meet with the committee Finance Officer (Course #135-02 in Training Tracker) in prior to travel or attendance of the proposed event or the grant will not be awarded.
- Individuals who receive an award are required, upon completion of the project, to submit a final Accounting and Evaluation Report. The report must include an accounting of expenditures and evaluation of the total project and meet the following:
a. This report is due to the Finance Officer once your P-card reconciliation has occurred by the end of the following month.
b. The report will be filed by the Finance Officer and be part of a report forwarded to the President's Council at the end of the fiscal year.
c. The individual will be ineligible for further funding until this final report has been submitted to the Finance Officer.