Application forms for Teaching Development Funds (TDF) are available from your dean early each Fall and Spring. For Arts & Sciences, the due dates are October 15 and February 15. (These dates may change if the deadline falls on a weekend.)
An email announcement is sent out to adjunct faculty members about one month in advance with instructions on how to apply. The TDF Policies and online application can be found here: https://gnosis.usfca.edu/tdf. To login, you should use your USF network ID and password.
If you teach in the School of Education, School of Nursing and Health Professions, or the School of Management, you can apply any time of year.
These funds are available to pursue work in the areas of course development,
student learning, and related pedagogical issues. Most funds are awarded for
expenses incurred in attending conferences or workshops that will enhance your
teaching. You also can apply to be reimbursed for materials and supplies related
to teaching development. Applications can only be submitted in a semester when you are actually teaching at USF.
Each school receives a proportion of the total funds available, depending on the number of units taught by adjuncts. Arts & Sciences hires the greatest number of adjuncts, so it gets the highest portion.
Please take advantage of these funds that we have negotiated for you. Contact your dean for more information.