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The Reporter - February 5, 2010

Reporter No.1035 2/5/10


Open Office Hours for the President

The next series of open office hours for members of the campus community to meet with President Schwaller have been scheduled for the spring 2010 semester. To make a 15-minute appointment during one of the following times, please contact Diane Brown by phone at x2100 or by e-mail at browndr:

Friday, Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bear Pride Night 2010

Alumni and friends join us for Bear Pride Night 2010 on Friday, Feb. 5, at Maxcy Hall. The fun and games begin at 6 p.m.

? 6 p.m. Women?s Basketball vs. Buffalo State
? 7 p.m. Men?s Ice Hockey vs. SUNY Morrisville
? 8 p.m. Men?s Basketball vs. Buffalo State

Special Promotions:

? Face Painting ? free fan towels and thundersticks ? chances to win cash and prizes
? Half-time of the Women?s and Men?s Basketball games
Sears Shootout - Chance to win a 42" flatscreen television
? Between basketball games
Subway Sub Eating Contest - Sponsored by Student Althlete Advisory Council
? Between periods during hockey game
Cash and prize drawing, including Vegas vacation
Chuck-A-Puck ? Sponsored by Student Athletic Advisory Council

President?s Awards

President?s Awards Nominations are now being accepted by the Academic Awards Committee for the SUNY Potsdam President's Awards for 2010. Nominations for the President's Awards are accepted in the following 10 categories: 1) Academic Advising, 2) Clerical Service, 3) College Service, 4) Community Service, 5) Improving Campus Climate and Promoting Community Outreach, 6) Maintenance, Police or Food Service, 7) Professional Service, 8) Research and Creative Activities, 9) Scholarship and Teaching Relating to Cultural Pluralism and 10) Teaching. These are SUNY Potsdam campus awards, as distinguished from the Chancellor?s Awards and Distinguished Professorships, which were advertised in the fall. Recipients of a President?s Award will receive a certificate and a check to be presented at the Employee Recognition Program.

Anyone may nominate a candidate by filling out the brief nomination form, but self-nominations are not acceptable. Nominations are to be submitted electronically to, by Friday, March 5. Nominees will be requested to suggest the names of three people from whom they would like letters of reference requested. The Academic Awards Committee will make recommendations to the president.

Nomination forms may be obtained by visiting our Web site at Please call Kathryn Perry at x4816 with any questions.

Student Support Services Program Awards Grant Aid

SUNY Potsdam?s Student Support Services (SSS) program awarded a total of $31,372 in grant aid to sixteen students this year.

The award recipients are Patience Dann of Oswego, Marilyn Fernandez of Massena, Whitney Hargett of Saranac Lake, Tamara Jackson of Jamaica, Haydee Padilla of Bronx, Samantha Patenaude of Potsdam, Franchell Polanco of Bronx, Patricia Portes of Bronx, Elizabeth Pulsifer of Burke, Vincent Raleigh of Waddington, Nickola Reddick of Gouverneur, Katelyn Romano of Coram, Khylee Rowe of Gouverneur, Jeanette Sanchez of Brooklyn, Audrianna Vahue of Rochester, and Danielle Wheaton of Highland Mills.

To learn more about the SUNY Potsdam SSS program, visit the Web site at

Invitation to Contribute to the Student Success Center Student Award Fund

The Student Success Center Student Award Committee invites faculty and staff to contribute to the Student Success Center Student Award: Success through Achievement and Commitment. This award is presented annually to an undergraduate student to provide financial support to encourage the student?s persistence and continuing success. The student must have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA, have an economic need, have shown perseverance amidst personal and/or academic hardship, and must have used the services of at least two (or more) offices in the SSC. The award is funded through donations from SSC staff and other interested faculty and staff at the College.

To contribute online, access the SUNY Potsdam home page; under the heading Potsdam, click on Giving to Potsdam; on that page under Giving, choose Ways to Give and on that page, choose the Online Giving Form or the Fund for Potsdam for payroll deduction. On either of these forms, check specific program for your deduction, and type in Student Success Center Student Award Fund. A College Foundation account is set up for the SSC Student Award. If you choose not to complete the form online, print it, complete, and send the payroll deduction form to Donna Burgoyne, Human Resources, Raymond Hall 219 or the Online Giving form to Lisa Murphy, College Advancement Services, Raymond Hall 502.

Last year?s contributions made possible a Student Success Center Student Award of $500 to a very deserving student. This year, the SSC Student Award Committee seeks to raise funds for two $500 Student Success Center Student Awards. Your donations would be greatly appreciated.

United States Census 2010

The local Census Office accepting applicants for temporary employment to support U.S. Census Bureau?s Goal of a complete count.

For more information on temporary employment with the U.S. Census Bureau, or to schedule an appointment to take an employment test and submit an application, call the toll-free 2010 Census Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010 or 315-779-6500. TTY callers please use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Rally to Support Full Equality for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People

On Friday, Feb. 12 people from all over Northern New York will come together in support of equal treatment of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) people in conjunction with the days leading up to the annual celebration of Valentine?s Day. The event will take place at 3 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam?s campus in the Barrington Student Union Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). Standing on the Side of Love is a nationwide campaign that promotes equality for marginalized communities within the United States.

For more information contact Austin Kenyon at x2629 or by e-mail at

Important Message from Computing & Technology Services

The following areas of CTS will be open on Monday, Feb. 15, for President?s Day.

? Administrative Information Systems (AIS), Stillman Hall
? HelpDesk, Stillman Hall
? Host & Network Services (HNS), Kellas Hall
? TelCom, Bowman Hall West

The following areas of CTS will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for President?s Day.

? Administration & Operations, Stillman Hall
? Instructional Technology Center (ITC), Stillman Hall
? Network Infrastructure & Media (NIM), Kellas Hall

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene M. Haverstock at x2089.

Ties for Guys, Scarves for Gals Event

Ties for Guys, Scarves for Gals is an annual event held by Emerging Leaders to benefit the student gift to the College, which is a gift to the College?s greatest needs. At this event, we will be offering formal business attire and accessories for both men and women to purchase at a low cost. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 22, March 23, March 24 and March 26.

As you are cleaning out your closets this spring, please donate unused quality business wear and accessories for students to purchase at this event. Donations can be brought to 505 Raymond Hall until March 15, or call x3403 and we will be happy to pick up your items.

Appropriate items for this event include ties, shoes, belts, jewelry, skirts, scarves, pants, suits, shirts and coats. This is a great opportunity for students to begin or enhance their career or student-teaching wardrobes at a relatively low cost, so please consider supporting this effort.
For more information contact Taylor Harper at or x3403.

Emerging Leaders is a student group that focuses on volunteerism and philanthropy. The group represents the up-and-coming leaders of today?s campus and tomorrow?s alumni and workforce.

Hygiene Kits for Haiti

Join the Ministerial Association of Potsdam as we collect items to assemble hygiene kits for the earthquake victims in Haiti. Each hygiene kit includes the following:

2 - unbreakable combs (no sharp handles)
4 - toothbrushes (packaged)
1 - tube of toothpaste (6-8 oz., no pumps)
2 - bars of soap (approximately 4 to 5 oz.)
2 - hand towels (new towels, approximately 15" by 25". Please do not use dishtowels or washcloths. To sew towels, serge or zigzag the edges of terry cloth to make a 15" by 25" towel).
1 - one gallon, heavy-duty ziploc bag to store it all.

We want to collect as many of these items as possible, so please donate what you can by placing any of the above items in the "Hygiene Kits for Haiti" box in the Student Union or by bringing them to the office of the Department of Anthropology at 124 MacVicar.

The hygiene kits will be assembled as part of an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, March 6, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 21 Castle Dr., Potsdam. If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact Benjamin Pykles in the Department of Anthropology at x2039 or e-mail

Adirondacks Historian to Speak

Phil Terrie, professor emeritus of Bowling Green University, in Ohio, will present an illustrated talk titled, ?The Adirondacks and the (Re)Invention of American Wilderness? on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Brainard 202. The public is welcome. Brainard houses the Art Department, is next to the Gibson Gallery and faces Pierrepont Avenue.

Terrie is the author of Contested Terrain, a history of the diverse voices negotiating what the Adirondacks is and should be. He is the 2010 scholar-in-residence at SUNY Potsdam, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This Wednesday?s talk is the first of three he?ll offer this spring.

Dr. Terrie retired as director of the American Studies program at Bowling Green in 2007. He resides part of each year in a cabin on Long Lake.

In his role as scholar, Dr. Terrie is also teaching a course, ?The Adirondacks in American Environmental History,? setting the history of environmental protection in the park within a national perspective.

Student Teaching in Fall 2010

If students are planning to student teach in the fall 2010 semester, the Office of Student Teaching and Teaching Certification have begun accepting on-line student teaching applications.

Access application directions by going to

* Complete Part I of the application and submit on-line by Friday, Feb. 5, 2010; and
* Complete Part II of the application and submit to 111 Satterlee Hall by Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

Placement I
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 - October 21, 2010

Placement II
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 - December 21, 2010

Seminar dates
August 23, 24, 25, 2010 and October 22, 2010

The Office of Student Teaching and Teacher Certification wishes students continued success as they begin taking that next exciting step in their goal toward becoming an educator.

Title III Coffee Club Sessions at Becky?s Cafe

As part of the campus Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Program, the project director will host a series of complimentary "coffee club" sessions at Becky's Cafe throughout the spring 2010 semester.

The informal sessions provide an opportunity for faculty to learn more about federal funding and eligibility guidelines related to the campus grant as well as to explore potential approaches to undergraduate research in curriculum design, professional development and collaborate faculty/student travel before submitting a Title III internal grant application.

Interested faculty who wish to participate should contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director at ratlifgl or x2107 to request a schedule of available coffee club days and times.

Title III Information Session

A campus-wide Title III Information Session is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Women's and Gender Studies Conference Room in 107 Morey Hall. Faculty interested in submitting a grant application during the spring 2010 semester for professional development, individual or department curriculum design or revision and collaborative faculty/student conference travel are encouraged to attend.

The session will focus on grant expectations and guidelines, application procedures and available funding levels. For additional information please visit the Title III Web site at or contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, at ratlifgl or x2107.

Title III Grant Application Deadline

The Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant application for Spring 2010 Faculty/Student Travel Program awards is February 15. Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should visit the Title III Web site at for additional information, including application forms and funding levels, or contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, at x2107.

Paces Student Award 2010

The PACES Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the annual PACES student awards. These awards recognize graduating seniors who have excelled academically while providing exceptional service in college and student life activities. Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated noteworthy, productive participation in college and student life activities. Nomination packets must include a letter of nomination, two additional letters of support and the resume of the nominee.

The PACES Award winner will receive a certificate and a $500 award. Two runners-up will receive certificates and awards of $100 each. These awards will be presented at an award ceremony in March. Recipients will be recognized at Honors Convocation on the Saturday before Commencement.

Please send complete nomination packets to PACES Student Award Committee, PACES Executive Office, 129 Merritt Hall. As adequate time is needed to evaluate and interview final candidates, no nominations will be accepted after March 19, 2010.

Relay for Life on Campus

?As a cancer survivor, I?m living proof of the life-saving value of cancer research. For that reason, and in memory of family and friends who have been victims of cancer, I fully support Relay for Life. The magnificent participation of College students, faculty and staff, and others from our region is an example of why this is such a wonderful community.?

Margaret Madden, Provost

The 4th Annual Relay for Life will happen on Friday, March 26 with our opening ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. There are many ways for the campus to be involved: join a team, make a donation to the event, join us as a survivor or volunteer the night of the event.

For more information, visit our Web site at or contact

Art Faculty Exhibition 2010

The first faculty show in four years includes work in all media at the Roland Gibson Gallery from January 28 to February 20. The opening reception will be on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Participating Artists include Emily Bennett-Beck, Ed Clark, Laura Fair-Schulz, Joseph Hildreth, Mark Huff, Nathaniel Infante, Danielle Johns, Virginia Layne, Marc Leuthold, Doug Schatz, Linda Strauss, Amy Swartele and Michael Yeomans.

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours
Monday & Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday ? Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Closed during college recess.

Extended Education Office Evening Office Hours for Spring 2010 Semester

The Extended Education Office is pleased to announce the introduction of new evening hours for the spring 2010 semester, beginning the week of January 25, and ending the week of May 17. Tom Fuhr, the Director of Extended Education, will be available in the Crumb Library Reference Area to meet with students, answer general questions and provide assistance and information as requested.

His regular schedule will be as follows:
? 1st and 3rd weeks of each month, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. ? 6 p.m.
? 2nd and 4th weeks of each month, Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. ? 6 p.m.
No evening office hours will be scheduled during spring break, week of March 8 to March 12 and April Recess, April 5 to April 6.

For questions, please contact Tom Fuhr via telephone at 267-3089 or e-mail

Optional Retirement Reps on Campus

Dave Howe, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus on February 24 and March 24. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call the Rochester office at 1-877-209-3144.

Employee Assistance Program

The SUNY Potsdam Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has two EAP Coordinators, Toby White, at x3434 and Ada Santaferra, at x2229. Both are available to discuss personal concerns and make appropriate referrals. You may contact Toby or Ada at the numbers listed above, or you may call the Statewide EAP in Albany at 1-800-822-0244. EAP is a confidential referral service available to all campus employees, retirees and their families.

Questions? Contact the SUNY Center for Professional Development by phone at 315-233-3052 x-112 or e-mail:



6 Met Live "Simon Boccanegra" @ Roxy Theater, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Fredonia, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Fredonia, 4 p.m.
9 Men's Basketball vs. Clarkson, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital, Jill Pearon, Lorraine Sullivan, voice and Francois Germain, piano @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
10 SUNYAC Championships
Faculty Piano Chamber Recital, K. Koscho with the Potsdam Brass Quintet @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
11 Planetarium Show: The Circumpolar Constellations, 4:30 p.m.
12 Lincoln?s Birthday
Woodwind Area Recital @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.
Men's Hockey Reunion (on campus)
Men's Hockey vs. Fredonia, 7 p.m.
13 Men's Hockey vs. Buffalo State, 7 p.m.
Northern Symphonic Winds @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
14 Valentine?s Day
Guest Artist, Steve Rosenfeld, Piano @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
15 Faculty Recital, Lyn Ellen Burkett, Harpsicord @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
17 Ash Wednesday
19 Jazz Festival @ The Crane School of Music
Women's Basketball vs. Brockport, 6 p.m.
Men's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State, 7 p.m.
CPS Presents: The World Famous Count Basie Orchestra @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
20 Women's Basketball vs. Geneseo, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Geneseo, 4 p.m.
Women's Hockey vs. Utica College, 4 p.m.
Men's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh, 7 p.m.
Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival


Benjamin Pykles (anthropology) has published his book, "Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology," with the University of Nebraska Press, as part of their series Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology. You can read an excerpt of the book and view additional details at the University of Nebraska Press Web site at,674186.aspx.


The PACES Board will be meeting the week of February 8 to discuss and approve the operational budget for 2010-11. The Board is comprised of faculty, students and administration of the college. PACES members include: Keith Compeau, John Horan, Mike Lewis, Paul Lipsky, Danielle McMullen, Leanne Merrill, Karen O'Brien, Josh Rich, Amy Swartele and Jan Trybula.

College Store Departmental Discount Program
The College Store is offering a 30 percent discount on office supplies when department charges or departmental procurement charge cards are used. This discount is for office use only and has been designed to make it easier and quicker for campus users to get supplies. The College Store, as a part of PACES, returns net profits to the College. By using The College Store for office supplies, departmental expenses benefit the college. If you have any questions, please contact Carlie Harper at x3274.

Dining Services
Dexter?s Caf has eliminated plastic to go containers and has replaced them with enviro friendly recyclable brown box containers.

Dexter?s Caf is featuring a new special, the Wee sandwich. It is made on a small french roll, accompanied by your choice of soup or salad and is priced at $3.95.

The Student Union Dining Court is offering Super Bowl specials on Sunday, Feb. 7, starting at 3 p.m.

Fire House Grill
Foot long hotdog, onion rings and a medium soda, $6, 3 p.m. ? 1 a.m.

Fifth World Grill
Super chicken bowl for a special price of $5.50, 4 p.m. -9 p.m.
Nachos with salsa and cheese, $2.99, 4 p.m. ? 1 a.m.

Buy a whole pizza and 12 wings for $16.75 and get two large soda's free, 5 p.m. ? 1 a.m.

Lehman Prime Time
Lehman is featuring a new ?prime time? program every evening from 4 p.m. ? 8 p.m. The dining center will offer these items as part of their prime promotion:

Monday: finger food frenzy
Tuesday: BBQ smokehouse ribs
Wednesday: sweet treat specials
Thursday: grilled steak
Friday: grilled (sauteed, fried or glazed) fresh fish- catch of the day (salmon, halibut, haddock or mahi-mahi)
Saturday: slow roasted prime rib
Sunday: chicken fingers

College Store & Union Market

February 1 ? February 28
Celebrate African American History Month

February 8 ? February 13
Valentine's Day Specials, baskets on Web


Secretary 1

ID. NO. 00283
Salary Grade 11
Permanent Full Time
Salary: $35,118

A Secretary 1 is the principal administrative support position in an office and increases the effectiveness of program staff by coordinating the paper flow of the office carrying out the day-to-day administrative support activities required to accomplish the work of the organization. The nature and variety of the activities depend on the program in which the secretary works.

The tasks performed are part of a broad responsibility which requires that the secretary be aware of virtually everything happening in the organizational unit. The typical position requires knowledge of the organizational context of the unit and the agency and the program with which it is associated.

Qualifications: High School Secretarial program, or one to two years college curriculum in Secretarial Science or one-year experience working as a Secretary. This training and experience includes typing proficiency and formatting at 50 WPM (usually 2 or 3 courses, 6-9 credits). Office/Secretarial Procedures. Business Math/Accounting. Communications/Business English.

This is a competitive class position. To be eligible for appointment, applicants must be reachable from the appropriate civil service list or be eligible for transfer to the title.

Location: Crane
Supervisor: Glenn Guiles
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply online at by February 13, 2010, close of business.

Men?s Head Soccer Coach

SUNY Potsdam is seeking applications for a full-time Men?s Head Soccer Coach. Responsibilities include teaching skills appropriate to intercollegiate varsity competition, recruit potential student athletes, budget preparation and control, monitoring academic and social performance for all competitors, adherence to NCAA rules and regulations, as well as campus policy and procedures. Bachelor?s degree with prior coaching experience required. Expected start date is September 1, 2010. Interested candidates may apply on-line at Position is open until filled.

Keyboard Specialist 1

ID. NO. 00258
Salary Grade 6
Contingent Full-Time
Salary: $26,677

There are no minimum requirements of education or experience, however, to be eligible for appointment, applicants must be reachable from an appropriate civil service list or be eligible for a transfer.

Supervisor: Deborah Dudley
Location: Office of Public Affairs
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply at by February 8, 2010.

SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. This college provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Line Number 43115
Salary Grade 7
Contingent Full-Time
Salary: $28,152
Operational Services Unit
Non-Competitive Class

Supervisor: Randy Russell
Location: Academic Buildings (Tentative Timerman/Stowell, subject to change)
Shift: Thursday ? Monday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply at by February 10, 2010, close of business.


Conflict of Interest Requirements

In accordance with Federal regulations, SUNY Potsdam requires that a researcher disclose any potential conflict of interest due to a significant financial interest in a sponsored activity to the Research and Sponsored Programs Office before a proposal for that activity may be submitted to a sponsoring agency.

A potential conflict of interest exists when the personal or private interests of an individual, their spouse or child might lead an independent observer to reasonably question whether the individual?s professional actions or decisions are influenced by considerations of significant personal interest, financial, or otherwise, particularly if those interests or commitments are not disclosed.

In order to provide assurance that any potential conflict is disclosed, all investigators must read the Conflict of Interest Policy and then complete and submit the Annual Disclosure of Financial Interests and Obligations Statement on or before October 1, but no later than:

? Submission of an application to an external sponsor, or
? Acceptance of award where there was no prior disclosure submitted for that work

The Policy and forms can be found on The Research and Sponsored Programs Web site at:

Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements

Because of new regulations in federal agencies, all National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposal submissions must include an institutional assurance that the University has provided training in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) to all researchers, including student researchers, who participate in NSF- or NIH-funded research.

Effective January 4, 2010, the College will require all researchers involved in applications to NSF or NIH to have completed our training program, described below, before proposals may be submitted to those agencies. The NSF and NIH requirement applies to renewal applications, as well as new proposals.

The State University of New York at Potsdam will require that all researchers receiving NSF or NIH funding complete training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program to meet the RCR requirements. The CITI online courses are designed for faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students who have an interest or focus in the research areas targeted by federal support and serve to satisfy federal regulations that require RCR training as a part of grant and contract terms and conditions. The modules contain information about responsible conduct in research, case studies and quizzes related to each of the areas.

Faculty and staff who receive federal funding to conduct research or to supervise student researchers are responsible for ensuring all work is done in compliance with University, Federal and other applicable policies. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has been charged with overseeing compliance with RCR training requirements and will assist researchers in identifying and completing appropriate RCR training, instruction, and guidance. New users of the CITI Program must register to create their own username and password and gain access to the site by selecting "New Users Register Here" and selecting SUNY College at Potsdam in the "Participating Institutions" drop down box.

Please note that these RCR courses are not substitute training courses for individuals who conduct research utilizing human participants or animals. If you plan to conduct research utilizing human participants or animals you must also complete the required basic training courses in those areas. Information about the training requirements is available through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSPO) will monitor records for completion of the required on-line RCR training components. Failure to comply with these requirements could make both individual researchers and the College ineligible to received funds from either of these funding agencies.

Thank you for your cooperation in assuring that the College meets its compliance obligations with federal agencies.

Institutional Review Board

The SUNY Potsdam Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research activity involving the use of human subjects or activities involving data collection from, or related to, human subjects. State and federal laws require that all projects involving human subjects be reviewed.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The board requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official. Please use the following as a guide for submission of proposals:

Spring 2010 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Time Room
Proposal Due Date
Wednesday, Feb. 24
2 p.m.
Raymond Hall 7th floor boardroom
Friday, Feb. 12
5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 2 p.m.
Dunn 102
Friday, March 19
5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 2 p.m.
Raymond Hall, 8th floor lounge
Friday, April 16
5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19 2 p.m.
Satterlee 113
Friday, May 7
5 p.m.

Application materials, sample consent/assent forms and instructions on how to apply are available online at under the Institutional Review Board. *NOTE ? the most current revision date of application materials is April 22, 2009. Researchers are asked to verify the revision date on their application materials with the on line version to make sure you are using the most current version prior to submission. If you have any problems opening any of the forms please contact Kathy LaMay in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at x3121 or by e-mail at

An electronic copy of the application should be submitted to the chair, Maureen McCarthy, at In addition, the signed cover page with original signature(s) should be mailed to Maureen McCarthy, Dunn Hall 100C.

If you are unsure whether the research you plan to conduct should be submitted for IRB review or if have any questions about the IRB process, please contact McCarthy at x2919 or by e-mail at

The research proposal ?A Search for Innovation in Music Education,? submitted by Dr. Caron L. Collins, Department of Music Education, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board. It has been determined that the use of human subjects in that research meets the criteria of exempt research on January 22, 2010. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project ?AIM ILC Center Director Survey? submitted by Dr. J. Patrick Turbett, Department of Potsdam Institute for Applied Research. This approval has been extended through January 31, 2011.

The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project ?AIM LIC Youth Survey? submitted by Dr. J. Patrick Turbett, Department of Potsdam Institute for Applied Research. This approval has been extended through January 31, 2011.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Meetings

The SUNY Potsdam IACUC reviews any use of live animals in research, teaching, service or display by faculty, staff or students affiliated with SUNY Potsdam, regardless of where the activity occurs and of the activities funding source.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The committee requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official.

If you are unsure whether the project you plan to conduct should be submitted to the IACUC or have questions about the approval process, please contact Steve Marqusee, chair of the IACUC, at x3186 or by e-mail at

Researchers are reminded that state and federal laws require that all projects involving animal subjects be reviewed. Application forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Researchers may contact Kathy LaMay at x3121 or by e-mail at for application materials.

Title III Undergraduate Research Programs for 2009-2010

SUNY Potsdam is the recipient of a five-year, $1.6 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Education to promote undergraduate research across-the-curriculum, enhance faculty professional development related to undergraduate research and support student/faculty participation at regional and national conferences. For additional information, please contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director at, or Julie Ellingsen at, Title III administrative assistant. The following campus award program applications are available at

Faculty Professional Development

The goal of the faculty development travel program is to provide professional enrichment opportunities for faculty to attend regional/national association meetings or conferences to cultivate instructional skills or teaching techniques related to undergraduate research.

Application deadline: February 26.

Faculty Curriculum Development

The goal of the faculty curriculum development program is to integrate undergraduate research into an individual course that will have significant impact on a substantial number of students. The curricular proposal may focus on plans to revise an existing course or design a new course that introduces and promotes active research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Application deadline: April 2.

Student/Faculty Travel

The goal of the student/faculty undergraduate travel program is to increase the current number of students/faculty engaged in collaborative projects of high quality whose preliminary research results are competitively presented at regional or national conferences.

Application deadlines: February 15 and March 29.

Department Curriculum Development

The goal of the department curriculum development program is to permanently incorporate additional or new undergraduate research opportunities in at least three required or elective courses in the academic and/or minor degree-granting curricula. The curricular proposal may focus on plans to revise existing programs and courses or design new courses that promote active research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Application deadline: March 22.

Research and Creative Endeavors Program for 2009-2010

The Research and Creative Endeavors Program is designed to provide faculty with seed money to pursue a research or scholarly project and eventually seek and attract external funding for their work. As in the past, in making awards, the Committee will especially emphasize projects that have the potential to encourage new faculty, women and minorities; to support research and creative endeavors across the disciplines; and to attract external resources. The maximum award per project is $1,000. Generally, this program does not provide funding for conference travel, computer equipment and general office expenses.

DEADLINE: April 7, 2010

Grant Development Program 2009-2010

This program will provide awards of up to $1,500 to full-time faculty or professional staff to pursue the development of new proposals for submission to external funding agencies. All successful applicants will be required to submit a full proposal (with a budget of at least $50,000/yr.) to an external sponsor within one year from the time of award. It is expected that those interested will have identified a potential sponsor and contacted that sponsor to discuss funding possibilities. The application form requires a description of the proposed project and a project time line that incorporates the applicant?s plans for meeting the grant submission deadline. Allowable budget items include travel, supplies, books, duplicating, telephone, etc.


Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to 6 awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2009-2010. All grant proposals submitted through the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (excluding continuation and fellowship applications) will automatically be eligible.

Awards will be made based on the following considerations:

?quality of proposal

?match between proposal and sponsor (likelihood of success)

?institutional support of proposal

Up to three awards will be made in June 2010 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2010.

In affirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all individuals, SUNY Potsdam actively seeks faculty, staff and students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status.