University Professional Development

Recognizing the value to our students and campus community, California State University San Marcos funds professional development for members of our faculty through two types of awards:

1. University Professional Development (UPD)
2. Research, Scholarship, and Creative (RSC) Activity.

The Faculty Grants Committee, appointed by the Academic Senate, prepares the call and recommends the awards.  The process is administered and supported by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

UPD Workshop

Workshop Power Point Presentation

Instructions and important information:

University Professional Development Grant application submission instructions are listed on the application.

There are two electronic forms of the application.  One is a Word document and the other is an Adobe PDF, both versions of the application are the same. 

Some PDFS are not opening on non-university computers or are not allowing users to type in them.  If this happens, please use the Word document application. 

       Application and bio-sketch (PDF versions)

           If you are using the PDF application:

  • These documents must be opened using Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro.
    (Mac users will need to set this as their default to open the documents!)
  • First enter sample text and then SAVE the application to your computer.
  • If you come across any errors, please use the Word document version.
  • First enter sample text and then SAVE the application to your computer.