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Facul-TE Funding


The Facul-TE Awards (maximum $500) are intended to support faculty teaching excellence projects directly related to professional development in improving teaching and learning.  All faculty, including adjunct faculty, are eligible to apply.

Primary Award Criteria

The proposed project must be clearly conducive to the improvement of teaching and/or active learning strategies1 in the classroom and college environment.  Funds may be used for participating at workshops or conferences, online faculty development courses, as well as sponsoring on-campus workshops or speakers for faculty.  Funds for purchasing equipment and supplies are not eligible.

Application and Review Process

Faculty members must apply for funds based on the date of their project, as outlined in the table below.

Application Accepted

For Activities Between

May 1-15, 2018

July - October 2018

Sept. 1-15, 2018

November 2018 - February 2019

Jan. 1-15, 2019

March - June 2019

May 1-15, 2019

July - October 2019

To apply:

  1. Download and complete the Facul-TE Application form (select the download button if necessary).
  2. Email the application to by the deadline listed in the table above.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of CCI Board members.

  • From all applications that clearly explain the activity’s positive impact on active learning & teaching, awardees will be randomly selected.

Award Policies

  • Funding cannot be released unless required travel paperwork is completed and travel guidelines are followed2.

  • The maximum award is $500.

  • Applicants may not receive an award in two consecutive academic years.

  • Awardees are encouraged to share the knowledge and skills gained from their Facul-TE project with the campus community. The CCI will happily sponsor a workshop or event facilitated by the awardee or to video-record a brief interview with the awardee regarding the project.

  • The annual Facul-TE Award allocation will be split into three equal pools of funding.

  • Unused funds will be reallocated to a subsequent portion of the same fiscal year.

  • Funding will be allocated to the fiscal year in which the funds are spent (the fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30).

    • Should a project include a component that bridges fiscal years (such as a hotel expense incurred from June 29 – July 2), the fiscal year will be based on the date on which the funded activity commences.


2 Questions regarding travel policies/procedures can be directed to Purchasing & Payables (315-267-2140;


Faculty Reflections on Creative Instruction at SUNY Potsdam

Visit Creative Insights, where faculty share their "Facul-TE" story.