Professional Development Assignments
A. The Board shall grant
professional development assignments with full or partial compensation to staff members to
undertake approved programs of study, research, or other professional activity that, in
the judgment of the Board, will contribute to the improvement of the institutions. Any staff member granted such assignment shall
agree either to return to the institution granting such assignment for a period of not
less than two years or to repay to the State of Iowa such compensation as [the staff
member] shall have received during such assignment. (Iowa
Code § 262.9(13))
B. Requests for professional
development assignments for personnel covered by Section 4.05 shall be submitted to the
Board by the institutional executives for approval.
C. Requests for professional
development assignments for personnel covered by Section 4.07, including retired and
emeritus faculty and staff, may be granted by the institutional heads and submitted by the institutional heads in the format prescribed by the Board Office for final action by the Board.
D. Each request for a
professional development assignment shall contain information as to the length of service
of the individual and an estimate of additional net budgetary support necessary to finance
E. Each institution shall submit a yearly
evaluation and report or discussion and costs regarding research assignments and
professional development assignments.