Within the limits of its resources, the university tries to provide funds to assist full-time faculty members to attend professional meetings during each fiscal year. The procedures are specified in the IU Southeast Faculty Manual.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in educational activities which will improve their skills in their appointed positions. However, it is not the practice of the university to pay for enrollment fees, travel costs, or per diem for participation in seminars when such seminars are more closely related to the professional or academic development of the individual than to the special needs of the university. The university expects it professional personnel to be responsible for their own professional development and preparation for the academic mission they have been hired to perform.
Each year, Human Resources arranges for training sessions for personnel to improve their skills, learn new policies and procedures, and improve their effectiveness. Other offices and departments also sponsor training sessions. Supervisors are requested to encourage their personnel to participate in these training sessions and make it possible for them to attend.
Since one of the IU Southeast goals is personal development of all who are associated with the campus, supervisors should seek ways of improving employee skills and effectiveness and encourage their participation in appropriate training courses whenever available.