Faculty Professional Development Awards, formerly called Career Development Award (CDA) are competitive University awards available to tenure-track and clinical-track faculty members after completing a specified length of service. The award provides a paid leave period (generally one semester) during which the faculty member is expected to produce one or more products for dissemination including but not limited to publication, exhibit, professional performance, or instruction. It is subject to payback requirements and a report on work accomplished during the leave is due at the beginning of the following semester.

The College of Education follows the guidelines and criteria for Professional Development Awards as found on the Provost's Faculty Awards web site. Instructions to submit applications and post-award reports online are also available on this site.


Professional Development Award Deadlines

What Due to DEO Due to Dean Due to Provost

PDA Applications
for 2022-2023 leaves

August 31, 2021

September 6, 2021

September 20, 2021

Spring 2021
Developmental Leave Reports

August 13, 2021

August 20, 2021

September 17, 2021

Fall 2021 
Developmental Leave Reports

February  4, 2022

February 11, 2022

February 25, 2022

Spring 2022
Developmental Leave Reports
August 12, 2022 August 19, 2022 September 9, 2022