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 2021-2022 leaves

August 31, 2020

September 7, 2020

September 28, 2020

Spring 2020 Developmental Leave Reports

August 14, 2020

August 21, 2020

September 25, 2020

Fall 2020 Developmental Leave Reports

February  1, 2021

February 8, 2021

March 1, 2021

Spring 2021 Developmental Leave Reports August 13, 2021 August 20, 2021 September 17, 2021