2.2.1 "Professional Organization" - An organization of professionals who share similar backgrounds in a particular
discipline or area of expertise. The criteria to be deemed a professional organization includes: a pre-defined body of knowledge, certification for practitioners, continuing education requirements and access limited to practitioners either certified in or working within the boundaries defined by the organization as part of its area of expertise.
2.3.1 Employees may authorize the University to annually pay on their behalf the cost of a single membership in one (1) professional organization.
2.3.2 All requests for such payment must be through in the University's purchasing system and accompanied by an invoice from the professional organization.
2.3.3 The amount of the dues associated with the professional organization must be budgeted within the department's
authorized and approved annual budget.
2.3.4 Due to position responsibilities, employees may request more than one professional membership. Any memberships
in excess of one (1) must be pre-approved by both the CFO and the President or his designee.
2.3.5 There is no guarantee that the University will fund dues for any professional membership; the determining factor will be predicated upon the finances of the University. The University reserves the right to add, increase, decrease or eliminate professional memberships from its budget.