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The Professional Development Award

The Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning

Sponsored by the Fredonia College Foundation

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, April 27nd at noon

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The Faculty Professional Development Award Program provides support for professional development activities related to instructional design or the exploration of instructional methods to enhance student learning. Funding is available, but not limited to, the following types of professional development activities related to teaching and learning:
  • Travel to conferences and conference fees
  • Enrollment in online courses or seminars
  • Subscriptions to relevant publications
  • Training for specialized or advanced certifications
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • To bring an expert or consultant to campus

Examples of projects awarded in previous years can be found at:


The State University of New York at Fredonia acknowledges that faculty are teachers, scholars, professionals, and lifelong learners. To that end, these awards are meant to provide faculty (full-time, part-time, adjunct), librarians, and professionals who have teaching responsibilities with opportunities for personal/professional/scholarly advancement that enhance and expand their knowledge and skill.

Preference will be given to:

  • Tenure-track faculty or professionals in their first 5 years of employment at the professional level at SUNY Fredonia.
  • Faculty and professionals who have not previously received the award  in the past 3 years.
  • Those who develop materials or methods that can be used by others in the same discipline or across campus and will assist other faculty in adopting more effective means of teaching and learning.

The Professional Development Center Board awards this with a grant from the Fredonia College Foundation. The PDC Board is responsible for reviewing applications and making award recommendations to the Provost, who grants the awards on behalf of the Fredonia College Foundation. 

Amount: $1500.00 maximum

  • Partial Funding: Depending on the number of applicants, awards may be funded in part, or in full.
  • Equipment: This award does not fund equipment or materials

Reimbursement procedures

Funds must be used by December 31, 2016.

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