Procedure for Distributing Travel Funds

The Faculty Absence Authorization and Expenditure Estimate Form must be completed and sent to the Assistant/Associate Dean’s office no later than thirty (30) days prior to travel.  This form must be approved before travel to qualify for travel expense reimbursement.  The forms can be found on the Kent HR website in the Forms Library.

The Campus Dean is responsible for the allocation and approval of all requests for travel funds.  Subject to approval by the Dean, faculty will normally be reimbursed 100% of the expenses not to exceed the individual budget allocation for a given academic year, provided that the faculty member demonstrates that his/her attendance at the conference furthers Kent State University’s mission “to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community.”