New Funding for PMYR Needs
The Amherst campus administration has agreed to include, as part of the final agreement on PMYR, a specific amount of new funds for faculty development needs identified through PMYR reviews for the life of the contract.
Separate college development funds, which are created by the policy, will be funded annually with a total of $150,000, distributed pro rata by faculty count. These funds will be available for distribution as provided in the PMYR Policy, for professional development needs requested by faculty members in the PMYR process and determined by the dean with advice from an elected faculty committee.
In addition to this $150,000 the campus administration will commit an additional $100,000 for PMYR-related faculty development needs, to be divided between the Center for Teaching and a separate fund for faculty research grants.