Travel funds are allocated to encourage faculty to participate in professional activities outside the University. These funds are limited and the degree to which the faculty member will be reimbursed for expenses incurred may vary. Travel will ordinarily be authorized by the department chairperson, if applicable, or by the dean. The level of support will be based on the funding available, the demand for funding, and the potential impact of the professional activity on the faculty member and his or her effectiveness within the University. Faculty should consult the published guidelines in their schools or contact their deans for the more specific travel guidelines applicable in their schools.