The University of Memphis
Professional Development Assignments
Professional Development Assignments (PDA) allow faculty members to develop proficiencies as teachers, scholars, and researchers. The period of an award may be for one semester, at full pay, or for one academic year at half pay. Professional Development Assignments approved by the University may be credited toward completion of the probationary period.
All tenured faculty are eligible for Professional Development Assignments with a minimum of seven (7) years full-time service since any previously granted professional leave. A faculty member may apply after only five years from the approval of a prior award, provided that he/she proposes to spend a full year on the Assignment, at half pay. In rare instances, exceptions may be granted by the provost.
To provide opportunity for continued professional growth and development of university faculty.
To be considered for a Professional Development Assignment, tenured faculty members should submit the following documents in the academic year prior to the requested PDA:
|Limitations on PDA Compensation|
|Extra Compensation and Outside Employment|
|Summer Compensation for Nine-Month Faculty|
UM1288 - Revised: March 4, 2014|
UM1288 - Issued: September 15, 2003 - supercedes policy number 1:2B:01:13 and 2B:01:13A
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