» Request for Travel and Development – Faculty and Staff

The Fowler School of Engineering offers support for faculty and staff development including funding for sharing scholarly work at a conference, training, and travel to professional meetings and conferences.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply immediately upon acceptance to present their scholarly work or invitation to attend a conference or training and a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the travel date.

Faculty and staff of the Fowler School of Engineering (FSE) are required to complete this request form for all business travel and development purposes, regardless of funding source. Faculty and staff must seek approval prior to the dates of travel and with enough advance notice to allow the request to be processed. Please allow a minimum of 14 business days for the request to be reviewed. Expenses incurred prior to approval may not be reimbursed, especially if the request is denied. Faculty and staff should not pay any costs before receiving approval. The Dean's Office will contact you once the request has been reviewed.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and must include the following supporting documentation:

  • Link to training, conference or event organization website

  • Proof of acceptance by conference or event organization, if applicable

Please review the policies below before submitting a request for travel and development. Chapman University's complete Fiscal Policy is available online.

Do not include student travel requests on this form. The Student Travel Grant form can be found here.


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Faculty Absence Policy

In the case a faculty member is not able to attend a scheduled class session, they must notify the Program Director, Elizabeth Stevens, and Administrative Coordinator, Kaitlyn Gutierrez. Faculty should reschedule all missed session(s) to ensure the student contact hours for the class is sufficient to meet the requirement. The faculty member should give students sufficient advanced notice of the rescheduled session(s). Class absences of longer than two (2) weeks must be approved by the Dean.

Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply immediately upon acceptance to present their scholarly work or invitation to attend a conference or training and a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the travel date.