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SUNY Plattsburgh continues to engage and create professional development opportunities for all academic, professional, and support-staff employees. Professional development opportunities are provided by the Office of Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Sponsored Research & Programs. Here is a brief synopsis of current programs, with application deadlines.
The Center and Institute provide limited funding for the development of new Canadian content undergraduate courses, and to facilitate participation in Canadian or Québec Studies conferences. Applications for scholarly travel support are accepted on a continuing basis. A complete listing of policies, procedures and application forms can be accessed at the Center/Institute. For more information contact Chris Kirkey, Director of the Center for the Study of Canada, 133 Court Street, Plattsburgh. Online at: www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/cesca/.
The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a variety of services designed to assist faculty as effectively as possible in their development as teachers. For more information on individual and departmental consultations, faculty learning communities, workshop offerings, resources and other available services (conducted with utmost confidentiality), contact Dr. Becky Kasper, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinberg 301 or visit www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/centers/cte.
College Auxiliary Services manages funding that is awarded for various initiatives throughout the academic year. The program, activity or event should promote educational growth, development, and advancement; foster a sense of community; be open to all members of the campus community; and be held on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. For more information on the program guidelines, grant application, and deadlines, contact College Auxiliary Services at (518) 564-2035. Or, learn more at: www.plattsburghcas.com/other-services/program-grant-information-application.
All departments, centers and programs have limited monies available to partially support faculty travel for presentations and attendance at professional conferences.
In-House Mini-Grants are periodically available to provide "seed" money to initiate a new project or continue a current, externally sponsored project. In-House Program Development Grants support activities that seek to enhance the college’s visibility through special programmatic activities. The size of both grant programs is generally modest. In-House Mini-Grants and Program Development Grants must be linked to either a new or continuing project submitted to an external sponsor. The projects may focus on research, education, and/or public-service activities.
The LITS Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) unit provides faculty and staff with free workshops and consultations on a variety of technology-related topics, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Plattsburgh’s Cardinal cloud suite of services. Our TEL Moodle workshops help teaching faculty design creative course pages for face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery. Our one-to-one consultation services assist with identifying multimedia and digital solutions that will enhance your online and classroom activities, which in turn will help students fulfill your course objectives. Our LITS Teaching and Technology Software Tools Grants provide up to $250 towards the purchase of software to support the creation of teaching and learning materials at SUNY Plattsburgh. For information, contact John Locke, TEL unit coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 564-4536. Learn more online at www.plattsburgh.edu/technology/tel/index.php
This award program supports full-time faculty who wish to design projects and programs to develop and conduct research-based activities that will enhance their growth as scholars and enhance SUNY Plattsburgh’s research environment. Support includes interdisciplinary/collaborative research programs and single-focused research programs. Individual requests may not exceed $5,000. Contact Sponsored Research for more information.
This program provides support for new course development that broadens understanding of Jewish life and culture. Course must concentrate on subjects central to the Jewish experience. Proposals will be considered from any discipline. For additional information regarding the application process and timeline, contact Office of the Provost/VPAA, Kehoe 805.
This program is a competitive fellowship to study and incorporate ethical issues into the curriculum. It provides course release time for one semester. See: www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/ethicsinpubliclife/.
Sabbatical leaves may be granted for planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing or other experiences of professional value, in accordance with the Policies of the Board of Trustees (Article XIII) and the Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions (Article 23.6). For the next review cycle for Sabbatical Leaves (2016-2017), half-year at full-pay awards and full-year at half-pay awards will be available. For information regarding the application process and timeline, visit www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/provost/sabbaticals.php.
The grant programs below are offered by United University Professions, and are funded through the 2011-2016 UUP contract.
The New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees’ Individual Development Awards Program Is intended to assist eligible full-time employees in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08) in the development of their full professional potential in preparing for advancement. Up to a maximum of $400 per award (average award is $350) has been available in the past. Program guidelines are available online at: nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/development/individual.html
This program is intended to enhance employment opportunities for people in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08), who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments with preference given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities, or an employee with military status. This program provides a fully paid leave for at least one semester. Applicants must commit to returning to campus after the leave for a minimum of one year. View program guidelines online: nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/diversity/drescher.html
A series of courses is available, at no cost, to employees in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08), who would like to further their professional development. A summary of these self-study and instructor lead courses may be accessed online at: nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/online.html
*Unless noted otherwise, please submit applications to SUNY Plattsburgh’s Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, 8th floor, Kehoe Admin. Building.
For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 802
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415