Resources for Professional Development

Faculty leaves
Various types of college-supported leaves are available to faculty at varying stages of their careers.

Individual Professional Activity and Travel (IPAT) accounts
IPAT accounts provide annual professional development support for tenured, tenure-track, and special appointment faculty members.

Faculty Travel Budget

Faculty development events and programs
A variety of professional development opportunities are available throughout the academic year and over the summer, some hosted by St. Olaf and some by other institutions.

College-funded grants
Detailed information about each of the following is available from the Faculty Life Committee.

Externally-funded grants
Many St. Olaf faculty benefit from individual and collaborative grants from private foundations and government agencies to support scholarly, creative, curricular, and pedagogical projects.  Considerable assistance in grant application and grant fund management is available from the Office of Government, Foundation, and Corporate Relations.