2013-2014 Professional Development Opportunities

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.

SUNY Plattsburgh Programs

Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Québec Studies

The Center and Institute provide limited funding 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/.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

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 (CAS)

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.

Individual Departments

All departments, centers and programs have limited monies available to partially support faculty travel for presentations and attendance at profession­al conferences.

In-House Grant Programs

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.

Instructional Technology Workshops

Hands-on workshops on essential technologies are offered every semester by the college's instructional technology unit. Each semester features workshops covering topics ranging from the basics of Microsoft Office applications through the construction of online course sites. The workshops are free to all faculty and staff. The current schedule is online at: faculty.plattsburgh.edu/it/workshops.asp.

Presidential Research Award

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 and collaborative requests may not exceed $6,500 per proposal. Contact Sponsored Research for more information.

Rabin Fellowship in Judaic Perspectives

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 201.

Sabbatical Leaves

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 (2014-2015), half-year at half-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.

New York State and United University Professions Programs

UUP is in the process of working with the state to establish the Joint Committees for allocation of monies for grant programs funded through the 2011-2016 UUP contract. Programs funded in the past include Individual Development Awards, Campus Grants, and other special grant programs. As soon as the Plattsburgh UUP chapter receives its grant allocations, application procedures and deadlines will be publicized by the Office of Sponsored Research & Programs (518) 564-2155. The UUP website will also be updated.

Application Deadlines:
  • In-House Mini-grants, including In-House Program Development Awards. *Quarterly deadlines, as follows: September 16, 2013; November 15, 2013; February 14, 2014; April 11, 2014; June 16, 2014.
  • Presidential Research Award* - March 28, 2014.
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program - Fall 2014 Awards - February 14, 2014
  • Professional Development Individual Awards Program (PDIAP)* — March 7, 2014.
  • Rabin Fellowship in Judaic Perspectives — March 21, 2014.
  • Sabbatical Leaves for 2014-2015.
  • To Chairperson/Center Director/Program Coordinator by Friday, October 25, 2013.
  • Notification by January 31, 2014.
  • Applications are available in the Office of the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs (Kehoe 805) in the various Deans' Offices, and online via the Provost's Web site at: www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/provost/.

*Unless noted otherwise, please submit applications to SUNY Plattsburgh's Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, 8th floor, Kehoe Admin. Building.


Contact Information

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
Email: provost-office@plattsburgh.edu

Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415
Email: lizabeth.woodard@plattsburgh.edu