FPD Conference Information
Request for Virtual Conference Approval Process

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Funding for virtual conferences is available through Faculty Professional Development, as well as through various other sources, such as SEA Program, Perkins, Strong Workforce, Student Equity, etc.

All requests for funding and questions about the application process must be submitted via email to Faculty Professional Development: fpd@lbcc.edu.

Please read the application packet thoroughly before completing the form.

  1. Before requesting funding or leave of absence to attend a conference, please reference your appropriate contract regarding Professional Conference Leave:
  1. Full-Time Faculty: LBCCD and LBCCFA Master Agreement, Article 5.17
  2. Part-Time Faculty: LBCCD and CHI Master Agreement, Article 4.11
  1. To apply for virtual/online conference funding, please complete the FPD Request for Virtual Conference Approval application form. The timeframes indicated below are necessary to ensure all parties have sufficient time to receive, review, and sign the application, and then process payments as necessary.
    1. REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT (Applicant will pay costs up front, then pending approval, District will reimburse the Applicant)
      1. The form and all supporting documentation must be received by FPD at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of the activity.
      2. If your application is approved, you will be required to submit a receipt showing the last 4 digits of your credit card number and the amount that you paid. Additional information may be requested as needed.
    2. REQUEST FOR REQUISITION (Pending approval, District will pay the Vendor)
      1. The form and all supporting documentation must be received by FPD at least 4 weeks in advance of the date when payment is due, and you must indicate the date that payment is due to the vendor.
      2. Additional information may be requested as needed.
  2. Once you have completed all fields in the blue section of the form and have attached supporting documentation, submit your application to Faculty Professional Development: fpd@lbcc.edu.
  3. If your application is approved, Faculty Professional Development will request the following signatures through Adobe Sign: Applicant, Department Head, Dean, FPD Coordinator, Budget Administrator, and Vice President.
  4. Please note the following restrictions for funding through FPD, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis:
    1. Full-time Faculty: The first request will be fully-funded; additional requests during the fiscal year will be funded up to $300.00.
    2. Part-time Faculty: An amount up to $350.00 per fiscal year.