On-Campus Funding Programs:
The Instructional Incentive Awards Program is a competitive grant program administered by the Office of Faculty Development. It is available to all full‑time teaching faculty. Both individual and group proposals are welcome. The purpose of these awards are to encourage and facilitate new course development and in current course renewal. Awards may be used to free up the time necessary to engage in such efforts. They may also be used to purchase appropriate supplies, materials, software, etc. that would directly assist in new course development and/or in new course renewal. Instructional Incentive Awards may not be used for travel and travel related expenses. Awards of up to $500 are available. Notification of the program occurs in the Spring Semester. Funding commences as of the July 1 of the year.
The Faculty Professional Development Award Program, sponsored by the Professional Development Center (PDC), provides support for professional development activities related to instructional design or the exploration of instructional methods to enhance student learning. SUNY Fredonia acknowledges that faculty are teachers, scholars, professionals, and lifelong learners. To that end, these awards are meant to provide faculty, librarians, and professionals who have teaching responsibilities with opportunities for personal/professional/scholarly advancement that enhance and expand their knowledge and skill. The PDC Board is responsible for reviewing applications and making award recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who grants the awards on behalf of the Fredonia College Foundation.
The Amy Elizabeth Everett Awards Program is available to tenure track faculty in the Departments of Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology. The program is funded by a grant to the Fredonia College Foundation from the Professor Emeritus Jack Everett, Political Science. The program follows the guidelines of the joint-labor management Professional Development Awards (see below). It is administered through the Office of the Dean for Natural and Social Sciences and Professional Studies. In recent years, one award has been made of about $500. Applications are typically sought in June. Notification of the awards program is sent to the chairs of the departments identified for circulation to eligible faculty.
The Carnahan‑Jackson Humanities Fund was established by David H. Carnahan and the Carnahan‑Jackson Foundation of Jamestown, New York in the Fredonia College Foundation in 1993. The intent of the gift is to support events that enrich the cultural life of the college and include some opportunity for community involvement. The funded activities should have their major impact on the campus and in the Chautauqua County‑Western New York area. Considering the overall goal of cultural enrichment, a variety of activities could be funded within the humanities. Some examples include visiting artist, scholar, performer; artist, poet, or novelist in residence; sponsorship of an on‑campus event by a touring group or individual; matching funds for a larger grant in keeping with Fund objectives; students coming to campus to experience an on‑campus presentation. It is essential that any activity funded by the Carnahan‑Jackson Humanities Fund have a significant element of community involvement, community participation, or public performance. Proposals for activities or events which involve or benefit more than one college constituency i.e., cross disciplinary, or benefiting both faculty and students, will be favored over those that do not.
The Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture Award permits members of the university faculty to present to a general audience aspects of their scholarly and/or creative interests. The lectures, which explain and examine the purposes, methods, and results of a particular area of scholarship or creativity, are intended to broaden the understanding of research being undertaken at Fredonia. The Kasling Award is also accompanied by an increase of $1000 to the recipient's base salary.