Exceptional faculty awards trust fund.
(1) Pursuant to chapter 29, Laws of 1990, the community and technical college exceptional faculty award program shall be subject to the following limitations:
(a) All funds generated by and through this program shall be credited to the college or its foundation exceptional faculty local endowment trust fund, from which only the earnings of such funds may be expended for the purpose of this program.
(b) Authorization to transfer funds from the exceptional faculty award trust fund in the state treasury to a college or its foundation endowment fund shall be contingent upon certification by the college that no less than ten thousand dollars of matching cash donations from private sources has been deposited in the college endowment fund.
(c) Award of requested grants to a college or its foundation shall be contingent upon determination by the state board for community and technical college that the request is consistent with and meets the requirements of the rules of the state board for community and technical colleges and RCW 28B.50.835
through 28B.50.844. Further, if grant requests exceed available funds, the state board for community and technical college shall select the recipients.
(d) Funds granted for the purposes of the faculty awards program shall be held in trust by the college to which such funds were specifically awarded.
(e) Each college shall establish procedures by which awards may be named in honor of a donor, benefactor, or honoree; may designate the use of funds to individuals, groups, or for the improvement of the faculty as a whole; and may renew or redesignate the award annually.
(f) At the end of each fiscal year, the state board for community and technical colleges will request an accounting from each of the participating colleges to include the amount of contributed endowment funds, their earnings, type of investments, and uses made during the previous fiscal year.
(g) The process for determining awards shall be subject to collective bargaining, except that the amount of individual awards and the recipient(s) shall be determined by the district board of trustees.
(h) Only individuals, groups, or the faculty as a whole, who hold faculty assignments as defined by RCW 28B.52.020
(2) shall be eligible to receive awards under this section.
(2) The award of exceptional faculty grants from the college endowment fund shall be subject to the following limitations:
The proceeds from the endowment fund shall be used to pay expenses for faculty awards, which may include faculty development activities, in-service training, temporary substitute or replacement costs directly associated with faculty development programs, conferences, travel, publication and dissemination of exemplary projects; to make a one time supplement to the salary of the holder or holders of a faculty award, for the duration of the award; or to pay expenses associated with the holder's program area.
(3) Funds from this program shall not be used to supplant existing faculty development funds.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50
RCW. WSR 04-11-028, § 131-16-450, filed 5/11/04, effective 6/11/04; WSR 00-20-039, § 131-16-450, filed 9/28/00, effective 10/29/00; WSR 99-13-013, § 131-16-450, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99; WSR 98-15-007, § 131-16-450, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.090
(7)(d) and (10), 28B.50.851, 28B.15.502(4), 28B.15.522, 28B.50.140(3) and 1990 c 29. WSR 90-20-009 (Order 122, Resolution Nos. 90-42 and 90-43), § 131-16-450, filed 9/20/90, effective 10/21/90.]