Faculty Grants, Tuition, and Travel  Funds

Staff Development Grant (Master Agreement Funds)

All members of the bargaining unit are eligible for Staff Development grants for tuition, materials and/or certification testing for approved professional development courses and/or programs to remain certified, licensed or current in their teaching field. Members may obtain grants for two courses per year to a maximum of $1,000 each year.

This is for non-credit funding only; it cannot be used for classes towards advanced degrees.

To apply, send your request with detailed information on the course (usually a print copy of the class or program) to Farrell Hoy Jenab, Director, Faculty Development.  If approved, Faculty Development handles the registration; reimbursements are not given for classes already taken. The money cannot be used for travel; it is limited to registration, materials and testing only.

For details, see the Master Faculty agreement

One Time Continuing Education Opportunity

Sessions may be taken for either personal or professional development through the JCCC Continuing Education Department or through an off-campus organization event held in the metropolitan Kansas City area. It is available to all JCCC employees once per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

To apply, fill out the One Time Continuing Education Formand submit to Staff and Organizational Development, RC 152, Box 35.  Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis; budget for this activity is limited and will be expended as a total amount for the year.


  • Registration will be submitted by the Staff Development office; no reimbursements will be made
  • Submit a current Individual Development Plan (IDP) with the One Time Continuing Education Form.
  • Applicant is responsible for any amount exceeding  the allocation of this award

For additional information, please contact or ext. 7654

Request for Faculty Development Support

Faculty Development can provide funding to support some professional development, such as training, retreats, in-service workshops, and speakers, etc.  Requests are for departments or workgroups. Individual funding will not be approved.  Please complete this form and send to Faculty Development.  Maximum $500

Sabbatical Leaves

A sabbatical leave may be granted for any activity which, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, will contribute to personal and professional growth. Sabbatical leaves are available to all full-time faculty and salaried staff after six years of full-time employment.

  • It will be the responsibility of the staff member to demonstrate clearly how a particular work, study, or travel plan will accomplish this objective.
  • The proposal will be set forth in writing on such forms as the administration shall from time to time determine.
  • Sabbatical Leave Policy for Faculty (Master Agreement)


Submit to:
Faculty Development at

  • Applications are due in October; check application for exact date
  • Sabbatical Committee interviews and recommendations take place in November
  • Board of Trustee Action in December

Approval:  A Faculty committee conducts the sabbatical process.  Committees forward recommendations to the president, who forwards the decision to the Board for final approval.
Obligations:   A written report is due three months after returning from the sabbatical.
Funding Source:  The Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO

Staff and Organizational Development Support

Provides financial support for departmental professional development. Approval must be secured through the annual budget process prior to the budget year that funding will be required.


Submit to:  Staff and Organizational Development, RC 152, Box 35
Additional Information: or ext. 7654

Special Grant

Available as alternate source of funds for professional and personal development of all JCCC employees (limit one per fiscal year) in areas of:

  • Conference attendance  (available only for adjunct faculty and part-time staff with no travel budget)
  • Conference presentation (amount depends on type of presentation–see below)
  • Specialized training

Application:  Links to the types of applications are listed below.  The forms are pdf files that can be filled out online and printed for signatures.

Grant Type Grant Description FT Faculty
Conference Presentation
($900 Max)
Participation as a SOLE PRESENTER for a specific SESSION at a conference APPLY
Conference Poster or Panel Presentation
($400 Max)
Conference Attendance
($700 Max)
Conference Attendance only with no out of district travel funds Not eligible
Specialized Training
(Max $1,500)
Training for NEW skills which result in continuing education hours, certification or licensure for a specific individual APPLY

Submit to:  Staff & Organizational Development, Susan Hoffman, RC 152, Box 35


  • The application with all requirements must be submitted prior to the registration deadline or commencement of the activity.
  • The Special Grant Committee will vote on the applications one week following the application deadline.    *March meeting will be two weeks following the application deadline.  Funding will only be considered on the months the committee meets.
  • Application deadlines for the 2019-2020 fiscal year are:
    • August 20, 2019
    • September 17, 2019
    • October 15, 2019
    • November 12, 2019
    • December 3, 2019
    • January 21, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • March 10, 2020*
    • April 7, 2020
    • May 5, 2020

The committee reserves the right to interview applicants if deemed necessary.
Any questions about the Special Grant process and application should be directed to confer with a member of the Special Grants committee as they prepare their application


  • Applicants must have an Individual Development Plan (IDP), or Portfolio that is less than 2 years old.
  • Special Grant request must relate to goals as indicated on the IDP/Portfolio
  • International travel requirements:
    • All applications involving international travel must be submitted to the International Office for consideration first
    • Documentation of funds approved by the International Committee must be attached to the special grant application
    • All international requests must be signed by the President of the College

Funding Source: Staff and Organizational Development budget
Additional Information: or ext. 3213

Special Support

Funding for requests to participate in national or regional offices of a professional organization or support in some unique way.


Submit to:  Staff and Organizational Development, RC 152, Box 35
Additional Information: or ext. 7654

International Travel Grant

As part of its ongoing efforts to internationalize the campus and the curriculum, JCCC provides opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in international professional conferences and exchange programs that provide direct benefit to the college and enhance the employee’s knowledge and understanding of other cultures. International Travel Grants are one way that JCCC supports these opportunities.

The maximum amount possible from an International Travel Grant is $2,000. Applications should be submitted to the International Education Office (COM 220) and are reviewed and approved by the International Education Committee, which has representation from each division.  The committee meets monthly. The criteria used by the committee to award funding is printed on the last page of this application.

Eligible faculty and staff may seek additional funding from their department and the Staff Development Office for their international travel.

Personal travel, while often beneficial, cannot be funded through college sources.

Faculty and staff who receive International Travel Grants are required to submit a written report to the International Education Committee after their return from the travel. Full-time faculty and staff who receive travel grants are expected to be employed by JCCC for one semester post travel.

Click here for the application and criteria.

Tuition Reimbursement

Information about the tuition reimbursement policy can be found here.