The University Travel Awards Committee makes recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs regarding special travel awards to faculty.
Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.
Meeting Materials and Reports
The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees’ activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee.
Bo Chen, Chair
College of Sciences
Sharon Wang, Vice Chair
College of Health Professions and Sciences
School of Social Work
College of Sciences-Physics; Faculty Representative; Chair, University Travel Awards Committee
College of Nursing-Nursing Practice; Faculty Representative
College of Community Innovation and Education-Criminal Justice; Faculty Representative
College of Optics and Photonics; Faculty Representative
College of Business Administration-Finance; Faculty Representative
Rosen College of Hospitality Management-Foodservice & Lodging Management; Faculty Representative
College of Medicine-Population Health; Faculty Representative
University Libraries-Reference; Faculty Representative
College of Health Professions and Sciences-School of Social Work; Faculty Representative; Vice Chair, University Travel Awards Committee
Academic Affairs-Faculty Excellence; Ex Officio
College of Engineering and Computer Science-Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering; Faculty Representative
Academic Affairs-Faculty Excellence; Committee Administrator, University Travel Awards Committee; Administrator-Strategic Planning Council; Ex Officio-Commencements and Personnel Committees
College of Arts and Humanities-English; Faculty Representative
College of Graduate Studies-School of Modeling, Simulation & Training; Faculty Representative
The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit (selected by the Committee on Committees), and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs (ex officio) or designee. The chair and vice chair is elected annually from the faculty membership. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To develop guidelines for travel awards to faculty.
- To make announcements to the faculty regarding availability and procedures for application for travel awards.
- To solicit applications for travel awards.
- To review faculty applications for travel awards and make recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for making these awards.