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Faculty Development Resources: GRANTS FOR PT FACULTY

Part-Time Faculty Development Fund

The Faculty Development Fund for part-time faculty is facilitated by Otis College’s Labor Management Committee, as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Otis College of Art and Design and the Service Employees International Union Local 721 on October 1, 2016 (see page 16 of the agreement). 

Part-time employees who have taught at least one course each semester for three consecutive semesters will be able to receive reimbursement for approved expenses associates with professional development activities directly related to teaching courses assigned to the bargaining unit employee, such as exhibitions, conferences, and seminars.  For more information, including how to receive funds, please contact Andrea Bowers or Marshall Astor of the Labor Management Committee at or 

To receive a copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, or to speak with an SEIU union representative, call 877-721-4968 or go to

How to Apply for PT Faculty Development Grants

All information related to PT Faculty Development Grants is located on the bulletin board on the first floor of Ahmanson by the elevators.

Teaching and Learning Research Grants

Faculty research grants are available to all faculty who are interested in researching best teaching and learning practices in their classroom and have been teaching at Otis College for at least one year. Visit this page for more information.

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