Professional Development for Adjunct Union Members

As described in article 19 of the collective bargaining agreement, adjunct faculty members may be approved to receive up to $600.00 of professional travel grants per fiscal year. To be eligible for professional travel grants, an adjunct faculty member must have taught at Augsburg for the two years immediately prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the funds are sought and must either be (1) teaching a course under an appointment under this Agreement, or (2) assigned to teach a course in the 12 months subsequent to the request for professional development funds. To apply, an adjunct faculty member must submit a written request using the CTL professional travel grant application form, according to the processes and timelines outlined by CTL, including the application in advance of the conference and the professional travel grant short report following. The application timelines are as follows:

  • Applications must be received at least 30 days in advance of the conference.
  • For individuals traveling between June 1 and December 31, 2020, applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2020.
  • For individuals traveling between January 1 and May 31, 2021, applications will be accepted beginning August 1, 2020.

Stipends for New Faculty Orientation and CTL events

Faculty Members who attend the two-day New Faculty Orientation during the daytime sessions will receive a $150.00 stipend. Faculty Members must attend both daytime sessions to receive the $150.00 stipend. Faculty members who attend the evening orientation will receive a $100.00 stipend. Adjunct Faculty may also receive a $50.00 stipend for attending CTL-selected workshops during a semester in which they are teaching a course under an appointment under this Agreement. Faculty Members must e-mail CTL to confirm attendance in order for a stipend to be processed. The University does not provide stipends for attendance at mandatory trainings, workshops or meetings.

Stipends for Additional Training

For mandatory trainings, workshops and meetings that the University determines are requirements above and beyond normal expectations within an adjunct faculty appointment, faculty members will be compensated with a stipend of a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $50 per event.

Stipends for Design of New Courses

Faculty members who have designed new courses and have had a new course proposal approved are eligible to submit a request to CTL for a course development stipend of up to $1,000, at Augsburg’s discretion, if the course is offered. To be eligible for a course development stipend, faculty members must have taught at the University at least one (1) course in each of three (3) academic years. If the faculty member is offered an appointment to teach the course the first time it is offered and the faculty member is not available to teach said course, the faculty member shall still be eligible to apply for up a course development stipend.  The amount of the stipend may vary depending on the type of course proposed, including but not limited to credit value, course level, program, discipline, and delivery mode. If approved, stipends for course development will be paid no sooner than four months prior to the start date for the proposed new course. To apply, faculty members should fill out the adjunct faculty member new course development report.