Policy and Procedure for Attendance
at Professional Meetings, Seminars and Conferences
Also see: Presenting at Professional Meetings, Seminars and Conferences
University of Missouri Extension Regional Specialists are encouraged to join and
participate in professional organizations and societies appropriate to their
academic disciplines and duties. MU Extension supports participation in regional
and national professional meetings as follows:
Official leave may be
granted for MU Extension regional specialists to attend one meeting per
The amount of official
leave allowable is the number of days scheduled for the meeting and one
day’s travel time before and after the meeting.
provided for reasonable and necessary expenses within University travel
regulations. Maximum reimbursements:
One year -- $600
Two years --
Applications must be submitted to the Regional
Director at least three months before the beginning date of the meeting.
Professional and/or society meetings may include,
but are not limited to:
- Professional association meetings related to the extension function.
Ex.: National Association of County Agricultural Agents, National
Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers, National Association of
Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, American Association of Adult and
Continuing Education, National Association of Community Development
- Professional or society meetings related to the individual’s academic
Ex.: American Society of Agronomy, American Association of Family and
Consumer Sciences, American Society of Animal Science, Community Development
Society, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
- Workshop, seminar or other professional development.
The continuation of funding described in this
policy is dependent upon the availability of travel and faculty development
Application for Approval to Attend Professional Meeting, Conference or Seminar
- Regional Specialists
submit Application for Approval to Attend Professional Society Meeting,
Conference or Seminar form to their Regional Director for approval.
- Regional Director
signs, approves and notifies the faculty member of application approval.
- Regional Director’s
office records information on tracking spreadsheet.
- Regional Director’s
office retains the official copy of the approved application.
- Faculty members submit expense report thru the Travel & Expense system.
- Administrative Management verifies eligibility and processes expense
report for reimbursement.
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