Professional Development Allotment for Clinical Coordinators & Adjunct Professors Policy

AC-CLI-POL-007
Professional Development Allotment for Clinical Coordinators & Adjunct Professors Policy
Approval DateMarch 23, 2016
Effective DateSeptember 6, 2016

Organizational Scope

This policy applies to Program Chairs, Clinical Liaison Officers, Program Administrative Assistants, Finance Department, the Office for Clinical Education, Clinical Coordinators, and Adjunct Professors.

Purpose

Michener believes that annual professional development is an important aspect of individual growth and maintenance of relevance and competence. In keeping with this philosophy and the affiliation agreement with clinical sites, Michener has established an annual professional development allotment available to site Clinical Coordinators and Adjunct Professors.

Definitions

In recognition of the unique role of the Clinical Coordinator and Adjunct Professor in the clinical education of Michener students, they are eligible to receive annual professional development support of up to $550.

Policy

Annually, Clinical Coordinators and Adjunct Professors should identify PD activities that reflect personal needs for learning or enrichment of job responsibility in support of clinical education and as a practicing health professional. The nature of the activity may address educational, health science or management objectives. The following professional development activities will be supported:

  • Travel and accommodation expenses to attend conferences or workshops
  • Course tuition fees for courses or workshops
  • Conference registration fees
  • Purchase of reference textbooks
  • Purchase of electronic tablets (e.g. IPads) to store and access electronic reference software (e.g. e-textbooks) (NOTE: The purchase of desktop computers, laptops, and tablet hybrids are not supported through the professional development fund)
  • Purchase of electronic software (e.g. e-textbooks)
  • Purchase of reference educational computer programs required for courses
  • Annual membership dues for professional societies providing that membership is not a requirement to work in that profession. Proof that such membership provides documented professional development is required.

All claims must adhere to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Guidelines. Michener will reimburse the Clinical Coordinator or Adjunct Professor for any reasonable expenses, as listed above, for PD up to the annual (April 1 to March 31) allotment, based on the placement of student(s) at that site during that academic year. There is no carryover of the PD allotment from one fiscal year to the next. Written requests from Clinical Coordinators or Clinical Adjunct Professors to transfer some or all of an annual allotment to colleagues having current status appointments will be considered on an individual basis.

Claims must be submitted to The Office for Clinical Education within 60 days of the expense being incurred (e.g. conference dates, course/workshop end date, book purchase, etc.). Although the annual PD allotment is available until March 31, it is strongly recommended that claims are submitted well in advance of the March 31 deadline in case additional documentation is necessary. Once approved, reimbursement cheques will then be issued within 45 days from the Finance Department at Michener to the claimant.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made Policy Location(s)
July 14, 2014 Don Bartlett Add purchase of electronic tablets and e-textbooks Add the 60 day submission requirement
March 24, 2015 Don Bartlett Remove specific clinical length to qualify for PD allotment
March 23, 2016 Don Bartlett Minor changes to provide clarity