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Professional Development Advisory Committee

Members of the FEAC have the responsibility of executing the mission of the Faculty Development Program and their specific duties include:

  • Assessing faculty and staff needs and interest for appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • Planning and implementing professional development activities at Shaw University.
  • Reviewing dossiers for sabbatical leaves and making recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Reviewing dossiers and making recommendations for awards in teaching and professional excellence.
  • Reviewing proposals and making recommendations for mini-grant awards.
  • Reviewing applications for travel to conferences and workshops to enhance professional development for funding awarded through Title III.
  • Preparing a quarterly and annual report on professional development activities.


The committee is scheduled to meet every 4th Wednesday of each month, as necessary during the academic year.  Meetings may be called by the chairperson or upon the request of a committee member. 


Committee members are nominated by the College Deans and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Members consist of two faculty members, one from each College, two staff members, one from administrative support and one of supervisory level as well as the staff members from the Office of Professional Development (PI/Executive Director for Professional Development, Director of Faculty Development, Director of Staff Development and the Program Assistant). The chair will be the Faculty Development Director. Each member outside of office staff will serve a term of three years. In the event that a member cannot finish his/her term, another member will be nominated to serve for a renewed three years.