Faculty Travel & Professional Development

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Faculty Travel and Professional Development

Faculty members recognize and accept their responsibility for meeting classes during officially scheduled times. In cases where a faculty member has to miss one or more classes because of travel, the faculty member must inform the Chancellor/Chief Academic officer prior to finalizing travel plans. Please complete this form at least one month prior to your travel. You need to secure approval before making travel arrangements.


International travel involves some additional steps, including registration with the Travel Safety Network (https://tsn.psu.edu/)


Additional support for faculty travel may be requested on an as needed basis if special circumstances arise. Requests may be made to the  Chancellor/Chief Academic Officer by email. Funds that are not used in a given academic year may not carry forward.


Further Penn State resources pertaining to faculty travel:

The relevant Penn State policies governing the use of Penn State funds can be found at the General University Reference Utility (GURU): 




FN-10 Business Expenses & Activities:  


PSU Purchasing Card Website: 


PSU Purchasing Card Allowable Charges:  


FN-14 Use of Tangible Assets:  


RA01 –Determining The Allowability, Allocability, and Reasonableness of Costs on Sponsored Projects: https://guru.psu.edu/policies/RA01.html


FN01- Processing Cash Revenues:  

Travel Request Form

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