Professional Development Funds

UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

Professional Development Funding

Faculty are invited to apply for Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS funds to support professional development that strengthens the ethical dimensions in business education and thereby contributes to the preparation of responsible business leaders . 

Funds are available for the following types of activities:

1.  Participation in online courses in teaching business ethics.

2.  Travel to attend academic conferences, workshops, or other development programs that are designed to develop and enhance the teaching of business ethics.

As a policy, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS supports scholarly activities that have a significant ethics dimension. This includes presentations at academic or practitioner conferences, where the presentation incorporates a clear ethical component. The conditions of funds involving travel include adherence to UCCS travel policies, including approval of a travel authorization. Professional Development Funds will be for up to $1500 of documented expenses.

All proposals must include an explanation of "tangible outputs," e.g., conference proceedings, journal articles, 3-5 page summaries for circulation to faculty, which may include publishing the report in the our ethics knowledge portal.

Reporting of Results

After funding is provided and the project completed, a report must be submitted to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS office. The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief accounting of how grant funds were actually spent, and a copy of the syllabus for the new/revised course and/or any materials as part of the curriculum project. Materials will be shared with other UCCS faculty and consortium members.

Intellectual Property Rights - Requirement to Report and Share Results
If your grant involves creation of materials, it is understood that you shall retain the copyright to the materials.  Additionally, any award of grant funds requires you to report and share results of your efforts.  As such, after funding is provided and the project completed, you must submit a report to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS office.  The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief accounting of how grant funds were actually spent, and copies of all materials generated, such as a syllabus for the new/revised course and any other materials comprising any part of the project.  You understand and agree that the materials will be shared and you authorize the University to share the materials as required and intended by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, to include but not be limited to UCCS faculty and consortium members.

Funding Limitations - The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS funding limitations are:

  • Speaker fees are limited on a yearly basis.
  • No funding will be approved for sustainability, social responsibility, corporate social responsibility or social justice activities.
  • No funding will be approved for student directed investment funds.

 

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