On-Campus Funding Programs:
The Scholarly Incentive Awards Program is a competitive grant program administered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. It has maximum awards of up to $1,000. Funds may be used to conduct research, initiate creative projects, complete projects, or pursue other scholarly activities. Funding may be used for matching or seed monies for larger projects, but not as maintenance of effort funding, Announcements for the annual grants are issued to each individual faculty member in the Spring Semester. Funds are then available to use beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following summer and academic year.
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. Proposals should be addressed to the Carnahan‑Jackson Humanities Fund Committee, Fredonia College Foundation, 2121 Fenton Hall by November 1, 2001 for events to be completed in the following three semesters: Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003. Supplemental information may be requested after the initial review. Awards will be announced by December 15, 2001. Total funds available, 20022003 series: approximately $22,000.
Joint Labor‑Management Awards Programs:
There are a number of contractually based awards programs. A full description of the programs can be found at www.albany.net/‑nysuup/ The two major programs of interest to our faculty and professional staff are the Individual Development Awards Program and the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program.
The Individual Development Awards Program is administered by a joint‑labor management Professional Development Committee established on campus. It is designed to support a variety of professional development activities by employees, both full-time and part-time in the UUP Bargaining Unit. The maximum amount that can be awarded to an applicant for an activity under the program is $1,000. Awards may support travel and related expenses, registration fees for conferences or workshops, research support, equipment lease or purchase, consumable supplies, non‑consumable supplies, etc. The deadline for this academic year's round of awards has not been set. During the 2000-2001 academic year, the announcement and deadlines were in the Spring semester.
The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program is "intended to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era veterans .... by assisting them to prepare for permanent or continuing appointments within State University of New York." "Applicants must be... full-time, non-tenured term employees who have received at least one‑term renewal, or who have prior service credit in a position eligible for permanent or continuing appointment." The program requires (and supports) "at least one semester and up to one year of full‑time leave" and "must be completed prior to applicants review for permanent or continuing appointment." The program supports research, preparation of manuscripts or other materials for publication, invention or innovation in professional, scientific or technical areas, curriculum development, grant proposal development, etc., etc. Timetables for the next round of this program have not yet been published.