Professional Development

Professional Development Fund

The College of Fine Arts offers limited support for staff members (.75 FTE or higher) to request funds for professional development training or relevant University courses. Designed to mirror/complement the "Dean's Travel Funds", this Professional Development Fund is a way that staff members throughout the College can be supported in their goals of receiving advanced training.

The total amount of funding available for Staff Professional Development is $5,000 and will be disbursed on a first-come basis.  The College will provide a 1-to-1 match for the Department/School contribution, up to the eligible dollar amount (Max: $500 from Department/School + $500 from CFA / 1 allowance per year) and both the Staff member and the Department Chair/Director/Supervisor need to complete the form.

Download the Staff Professional Development Request Form

Training Opportunities

The CFA has also purchased licenses for an online training resource called is an online library full of thousands of tutorials on topics ranging from Filemaker Pro and Excel to Photoshop, InDesign. We are truly excited to be able to offer this access to the members of the College of Fine Arts and hope it provides you with a valuable tool to stay up to date on all the tools for your job.

There are five areas in the College who share a license. Please contact your area administrator listed below for access to your own

  • Art and Film: Amy Walchli, 
  • Dance and Theatre: Glenda Staples, 
  • Music: Michelle Addison, 
  • Dean's Office, Marketing + Communications, and Development: Cami Rives, 
  • IT: Chris Roberts,  

More training info and opportunities will be posted here as they arise, so please check back often.