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CHABSS Spending Request Form


Pursuit of knowledge or skill through study, research and creative activities, professional travel, conferences, workshops or courses that directly support and develop discipline or career. Supplies, equipment*, books and other costs related to professional development, as well as hiring students to assist with execution of research, scholarly and creative activities is permissible. All purchases must follow CSUSM policies.

  • Supplies and equipment must relate to advancement/development of faculty teaching, and/or research study/scholarship. (e.g. Printing directly related to research study/scholarship).
  • General office supplies are not able to be purchased using professional development per this definition.
  • It is not our policy to use funds on home offices, supplies, and equipment. 
  • Professional Development funds must be spent in the year received.
  • Faculty must be active in the semester that they use professional development funds. Faculty are ineligible on the semester they are FERPing. 

 For additonal info see the : professional development website


Please verify your funding and funding source with your administrative coordinator before submitting this form.

  • All individual faculty (TT and Lecturer) requests to spend stateside/extended learning funds (does not include C-Corp or Foundation funds) must complete the form (link on the right). 
  • When completed and submitted – the form will generate a confirmation email that will automatically be sent to the Submitter and the Dept. Administrative Coordinator. The Submitter and Administrative Coordinator will receive an email within 5 business days from the Dean’s Office with further instruction(s) (approval, request for additional info, etc.)

  • For technology requests – please note that after submitting your ITR request (with the Dean’s approval email) allow for additional process/approval time from IITS.

  • If you wish to request travel, consult the  travel website before completing this request form. Travel is restricted in banned states in the US.
  • Once approved for travel follow all travel processes and allow for additional process/approval time.


  • Any items purchased with professional development funds are the property of CSUSM and must be returned to CSUSM for proper decommissioning, disposal or reuse per applicable policies.
  • Professional development funds must cover the entire cost of an ITEM: co-mingling of funds (i.e. 50% PD, 50% personal) is not allowed, with the exception of travel. For TRAVEL, any expense above or beyond available funding will be out of pocket.
  • Using university purchasing processes is strongly encouraged (e.g. ProCard; Purchase Order) for all purchases rather than reimbursement.