FACULTY TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
The 2010-2013 HCC/FUSA Agreement, Article 6.20, Enhancement of Professional Skills states that "A full-time faculty member successfully completing university courses will be awarded an academic stipend of $200.00 per semester hour for undergraduate courses and $300.00 per semester hour for graduate courses, not to exceed six (6) semester hours per academic term. In order to qualify for this stipend, the faculty member must have completed course work approved by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and must have earned a grade of S or C or better in undergraduate level courses or S or B or better in graduate level courses. Course work should be designed to enhance professional skills and/or teaching abilities.
A faculty member may also attend approved seminars or workshops that are required for certification within the faculty member's discipline or are within an area where the College desires additional certification/training. The faculty member will be advised of the amount of approved reimbursement prior to attending; unless prior approval of the amount is obtained, no reimbursement will be made. The faculty member must provide verification of seminar/workshop attendance to qualify for reimbursement. The reimbursement may, at the College's option, come from tuition reimbursement or FSPD.
The cost of approved applications may not exceed expenditure by the College of $49,000 per academic year. No more that 60 percent of the total allocation may be awarded during the Fall Term. A faculty member shall submit an application to the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs. The application must be received at least fifteen (15) working days prior to the beginning of the term in which he will be registered.
Applications submitted by faculty working to meet the minimum certification requirements made necessary by changes effected by the relevant accrediting agency(ies) will have priority over all other applications.
Applications submitted by tenured faculty members seeking higher degrees will be given second priority.
Applications submitted by tenured faculty members seeking to enhance or extend current sills will be given third priority.
Applications submitted by non-tenured faculty members seeking higher degrees will have fourth priority.
Applications submitted by non-tenured faculty members seeking to enhance or extend current skills will be give last priority.
Monies available under Section 6.17 will not be used for faculty development hours under Section 6.16.
When circumstances force a faculty member to change an approved course, he may adjust his application by submitting a new course for approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
This provision is not applicable to a faculty member on an approved Sabbatical Leave of Absence from the College."