Professional Development Assignment (PDA) is an academic sabbatical, an intellectual
retreat that gives faculty members the opportunity to renew themselves.
Academic sabbaticals are mutually beneficial for the College and the faculty. We believe
that providing our students with knowledgeable and engaged professors means allowing
them to take a break, engage more deeply in research and creative activity, refresh
their perspectives and advance professionally.
To be considered, submit a proposal to CCFA's Associate Dean. To submit, download the form. When it is complete with signature from the chair, scan and upload to the
PDA folder in UMdrive. Include supporting documentation.
Read the PDA Guidelines for a complete set of rules and instructions. For more information about PDA, contact:
Associate Dean and Director of Research and Graduate Studies