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The Reporter - September 25
Reporter No.1020 9/25/09
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. 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:
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Graduate and Professional School Fair
Career Planning invites you to attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair on September 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Barrington Student Union. There will be 48 universities, colleges, schools and 115 programs represented at this event.
Career Planning would appreciate it if you would encourage your students to attend this event. The success of this event and our offering this event in the future depends on student attendance.
If you have any questions call Karen L. Ham at x2339 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lost and Found Auction
University Police will hold a lost/found auction on Friday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m. until all items are sold. All items may be viewed prior to the auction from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on October 2. Items being auctioned include found bicycles, phones, iPods, clothing and other miscellaneous items. The auction will be held in the Merritt Hall Gym (parking is available in lots 6, 7 and 9). All items will be sold as is. Cash or check only will be accepted. The auction is open to all members of the campus community as well as the public.
Designated Employee Contacts
The following employees have been designated as contacts for the areas listed:
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Dr. Susan Stebbins and Calvin Smith
Freedom of Information
Deidre Kelly and Kathryn Perry
HIPAA Policy Official
Personal Privacy Protection Law
Right to Know/Hazardous Communication
The Office of Public Affairs is offering assistance to faculty, staff and students via a recently developed design lab. The design lab is staffed by interns and can be used for questions concerning design software, composition, layout and finishing needs. The lab will be open on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon in the Office of Public Affairs, 6th floor Raymond Hall. No appointments are necessary.
If you have questions, please contact Director of Publications Jessica Rood at x3348 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Message from CTS
All areas within CTS will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
? Administration & Operations, Stillman Hall
? Administrative Information Systems (AIS), Stillman Hall
? Host & Network Services (HNS) , Kellas Hall
? Network Infrastructure & Media (NIM), Kellas Hall
? TelCom, Bowman Hall West
? USER SERVICES:
? Computer Labs, Kellas Hall
? E-mail & Directory Services, Kellas Hall
? HelpDesk, Kellas Hall
? Instructional Technology Center (ITC), Stillman Hall
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene M. Haverstock at x2089.
2009-2010 Department Chairs
President John F. Schwaller is pleased to advise the college community of the department chairs and the faculty/professional staff promotions.
Department Chairs 2009-2010
School/Department Name Term
School of Arts and Sciences
Karen Johnson-Weiner 7/2008-6/2010
Mark Huff 9/1998-6/2010
Glenn Johnson 9/2003-6/2012
Maria Hepel 7/2006-6/2012
Timothy Fossum 7/2008-6/2011
Economics and Employment Relations
Michael Nuwer 9/2004-6/2010
English & Communication
Lisa Wilson 7/2009-6/2012
Robert Badger 9/2000-6/2012
M.J. Heisey 1/2008-6/2010
Joel Foisy 7/2006-6/2012
Celine Philibert 9/2009-6/2012
Judith Little 7/2004-6/2010
Azad Islam 7/2009-6/2012
Philip Neisser 7/2004-6/2010
Arlene Stillwell 7/2009-6/2012
J. Patrick Turbett 7/2009-6/2010
Robin Collen 7/2004-6/2010
School of Education and Professional Studies
Donna Mosier 7/2008-6/2011
Maureen McCarthy 7/2007-6/2010
Curriculum and Instruction
Kathy Valentine 9/2003-6/2010
Grad MST Childhood Ed
Sandy Chadwick 9/2003-6/2010
Grad MS in Ed. & C&I
Kathleen Valentine 7/2008-6/2010
Undergrad Childhood Ed.
Becky Duprey 7/2009-6/2010
Ottawa MST program
Sergei Abramovich 7/2008-6/2010
Andrew Ha 9/2003-6/2010
Information and Communication Technology
Anthony Betrus 1/2004-6/2012
Lynn Hall 6/2010-6/2010
Peter Brouwer 7/2009-6/2011
Linda Seramur 9/2003-6/2007
Secondary French & Spanish
Elvira Sanatullova-Allison 9/2005-6/2010
Donald Straight 7/2007-6/2010
William Doody 7/2007-6/2010
Secondary Social Studies
Robert Vadas 1/2007-6/2010
Linda Seramur 7/2008-6/2010
Sheard Literacy Center
Tina Bush 9/2005-8/2011
Anjali Misra 7/2006-6/2010
Thomas O?Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology
Christian Remic 7/2007-6/2010
Crane School Of Music
Robyn Hosley, Co-chair 7/2005-6/2011
Peter McCoy, Co-chair 1/2007-6/2011
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis 7/2004-6/2010
Kirk Severtson 7/2009-6/2012
Graduate Program Coordinator
Debra Lynn Campbell 7/2008-6/2010
Bryan Burkett 7/2008-6/2010
Peter McCoy 7/2008-6/2010
Heather Eyerly 7/2008-6/2010
Faculty and Professional Staff Promotions 2009-2010
Caroline Downing, Art, Distinguished Teaching Professor
John Lindsey, Crane, Distinguished Service Professor
Geoffrey Clark, History, Professor
Heather Eyerly, Crane, Associate Professor
Andrew Ha, Curriculum & Instruction, Professor
Susan Haller, Computer Science, Professor
Jill Pearon, Crane, Associate Professor
Laura Rhoads, Biology, Professor
Oscar Sarmiento, Modern Languages, Professor
Michael Schaff, Crane, Professor
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, Crane, Professor
Eugenia Tsarov, Crane, Professor
Gregory Wanamaker, Crane, Professor
Heather Wheeler, Crane, Assistant Professor
Janel Alleyne, Residence Life Residence Hall Director
Melissa Garwol, Residence Life Residence Hall Director
Alexander Gomez, College Libraries Instructional Support Associate
Rebecca Kie, College Libraries Instructional Support Associate
Gena Nelson, Counseling Center Senior Counselor
Michael Phillips, Extended Education Instructional Support Specialist
Louise Tyo, First Year Experiences Staff Associate
Toby White, Experiential Education Staff Associate
NYS Law Extending Dependent Child Eligibility
Recently enacted New York State Law Extending Dependent Child Eligibility through age 29.
Coverage for young adult dependents will be 'COBRA-like' coverage in that it will be at the Full Share Individual rate (approx $450 a month), and each dependent will enroll in their own individual policy. This benefit will be implemented for coverage beginning January 1, 2010.
Coverage for young adults applies only to medical benefits. Enrollment in the NYS Dental and Vision Plans is not available through this benefit. There will be an initial 12-month open enrollment period (January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010), followed by an Annual Open Enrollment Period to be determined.
Enrollments will be processed directly through the Employee Benefits Division, similar to the existing process for COBRA enrollees. Information regarding this benefit will be sent to all enrollees and agencies by November 1, 2009. We will continue to advise you as more details become available.
Individual Development Awards
The Individual Development Awards Committee is accepting applications for Individual Development Awards. More information can be found at http://www.nysuup.lmc.state.ny.us/development/individual.html.
The deadline for submittal of applications is November 6. Please visit the UUP or the Office of Human Resources Web site for details.
Skills for Success Courses
The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training has announced the Skills for Success courses for fall 2009 and spring 2010.
Skills for Success courses provide CSEA-represented employees with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to accomplish job assignments more effectively.
The Skills for Success catalog and application may be found at http://www.nyscseapartnership.org/website/SFS2009_10/welcome.cfm
A copy of the catalog is also available in the Office of Human Resources.
Courses begin on October 13, and conclude on June 16, 2010.
Classes may fill up quickly, so if you are interested, you should register soon. All participants must receive supervisory approval to attend courses.
For further information, contact the Partnership at 800-253-4332 or e-mail email@example.com.
NYS Flex Spending Account Program - 2010 Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for the 2010 NYS Flex Spending Account Program is currently taking place and closes at midnight on November 16.
The Flex spending account program includes two important benefits for employees: the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA) and employees are allowed to enroll in either or both accounts. State employees may contribute up to $4,000 per year on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction to the HCSA and up to $5,000 per year for the DCAA. For more information and for paperless enrollments, call 1-800-358-7202 or visit www.flexspend.state.ny.us.
The employer contribution for employees who enroll in the DCAA is again available for the 2010 year up to $800 based on your salary.
Inaugural Guest Speaker Workshop Series
The campus community is cordially invited to attend the inaugural campus Guest Speaker Workshop Series on "Promoting Undergraduate Research: Principles and Practices," featuring Jo B. Paoletti on Friday, Oct. 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center (LTEC) in Crumb Library.
Professor Paoletti is director of the American Cultures Program at the University of Maryland and her workshop topic, "Undergraduate Research: Off to a Good Start!," will explore basic strategies used to infuse undergraduate research principles into the curriculum. Professor Paoletti's own research focuses on gender differences, ethnic diversity and popular culture as well as service learning, curriculum design and instructional application of technologies in humanities teaching and learning. She is also available for individual or small group meetings with faculty interested in exploring curriculum design.
To schedule an individual session please contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III Project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2107. The workshop series is funded as part of the College's five-year, $1.6 million dollar Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote undergraduate research across-the-curriculum.
Preliminary Call for Summer Session 2010 Courses
It is time once again to begin building our preliminary summer session schedule for 2010. All course proposals should be received in our office by Friday, Oct. 9, to have the tentative schedule available on the Office of Extended Education Web site to advisers and students on October 19, when spring 2010 advising begins. Once again, we do not plan on printing a preliminary summer schedule.
Preliminary 2010 summer session dates:
Session I (5-week): May 27?July 2, 2010
Session I-A (3-Week): May 27?June 15, 2010
Session I-B (3-Week): June 16?July 2, 2010
Session II (5-Week): July 6?August 10, 2010
Session II-C (3-Week): July 6?July 22, 2010
Session II-D (3-Week): July 26?August 11, 2010
No classes will be scheduled to meet on Monday, May 31, 2010 (Memorial Day Weekend) and Monday, July 5, 2010 (July 4th weekend).
Detailed information regarding session dates, course schedule templates, etc. is available in a mailing that was sent out to all faculty the week of September 14.
For further information or assistance, please contact Lee Ghostlaw at email@example.com or 267-2166 in the Office of Extended Education.
SUNY Potsdam in the News
Friday, September 18
Join SUNY Potsdam Forum
Tuba Soloist Performs Sept. 25
?Bus Stop? Arrives for One Night
Sunday, September 20
Fight AIDS, Donate a Toothbrush
SUNY Potsdam Offers Russian Concert Oct. 1
Watertown Daily Times:
SUNY Potsdam Seeking Comments on Master Plan
Tuesday, September 22
SUNY Potsdam Campus Master Plan Ideas Wanted
PAEG Holding Toothbrush Drives to Help Malawians
Wednesday, September 23
SUNY Potsdam SAT/ACT Optional
North Country This Week:
Local ?Haunts? on PBS-TV Show
SUNY Potsdam Plan
Watertown Daily Times:
Stretch Out (photo)
Optional Retirement Reps on Campus
Dave Howe, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus on October 14, November 18 and December 16. 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.
Crane Wind and Jazz Ensembles @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Brockport, 1 p.m.
The Manhattan Transfer @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown
Crane Performance Department Faculty Meeting @ Wakefield Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
Graduate School Fair, 3 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.
Last day to move/change a student recital
Graduate Admissions Information Session, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital, Kelly Drifmeyer, horn @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Chamber Recital, Music of Alfred Schnittke @
Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Cortland, 4 p.m.
?Bus Stop? @ Dunn Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Oswego, 3 p.m.John William Gordon Trio and The Max Howard Band, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital, Carol Lowe, bassoon @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.
Crane Symphony Orchestra @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist , Victoria Mushkatkol, piano @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Meets the Arts presents Panloco Steel Band @ Snell Theater, 10 a.m. & 7 pm.
Faculty Recital, Mark Hartman, trombone @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Crane Symphonic and Concert Band @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. New Paltz, 4 p.m.
Early Alerts Due
Fall Recess Begins, 10 p.m.
Faculty and Staff Excellence
Bruce Brydges (institutional effectiveness) co-wrote with a colleague in Florida an article titled, " Expanded Assessment Study Examining the Citation Patterns from Traditional and Nontraditional Institutions and Their Effect Upon the Quality of Doctoral Dissertation Reference Lists," and has been published in the Journal of Library Administration, Volume 49, Issue 1 & 2, 2009, pages 137-159.
Donald George (Crane) gave a concert of the music of the forgotten composer Margaret Lang at the Bloch Auditorium at West Virginia University on September 22. West Virginia Public Radio has also included an interview on its station at http://www.wvpubcast.org/blogs.aspx?blogid=312.
The concert will also be recorded for a CD production titled, The Lady of Boston and Munich, the Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang.
Family Weekend Specials at Dining Units
Lehman is having a special dinner on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring Prime Rib and Eggplant.
Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26
4 p.m., buy a whole pizza & get two free large sodas.
4 p.m., buy a burger or chicken sandwich & fries & get a free soda and cheese sauce
Fifth World Grill
4 p.m., buy a special & get a free soda
4 p.m., buy a half sub & get a free soda
Cookies & Cream
Buy a large sundae for the cost of a small
New Flat Bread Pizzas at Tomassito?s & Becky?s Caf $3.25 each, made to your direction or choose one of our specialties.
Mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil, olive oil
Basil pesto, mozzarella, provolone, artichoke hearts, prosciutto
Roma tomatoes, olive oil, yellow & red bell peppers, fresh herbs
Asiago, fresh mozzarella, grana padano, garlic oil, fresh herbs
Fresh mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, fresh herbs, mozzarella
Pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh herbs
New Meal Plans Announced for 2009-10
For a complete listing and description of meal plans, visit
Director of Center for Undergraduate Research
Applications are now being solicited for a half-time Director of SUNY Potsdam?s Center for Undergraduate Research. The mission of the Center, funded by a $1.6 million dollar U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant, is to promote undergraduate research across-the-curriculum, serve as a faculty/student information clearinghouse and resource, provide program activities that complement Title III internal grant programs and enhance inquiry-based pedagogy that encourages innovative student learning opportunities.
The director will work closely with the Title III Project Director to provide leadership and vision to the emerging Center. In addition to day-to-day management of the Center, the director will (1) work collaboratively with faculty to mentor students and establish national best practices in undergraduate research; (2) develop faculty and student research based learning activities; (3) represent the center at national conferences; (4) serve as an advocate to foster a campus culture of collaborative faculty/student research and creative activity; (5) develop and offer a regular schedule of campus workshops or seminars on faculty development related to instructional pedagogy; (6) administer the Kilmer Fund, a College endowment account for undergraduate research; (7) seek external grant funding opportunities for future Center program initiatives; (8) maintain an existing Web site and develop a periodic campus newsletter; (9) collaborate on grant assessment activities related to the Center (10) and chair a number of Advisory Board sub-committees that focus on curriculum transformation initiatives.
The successful candidate will be well organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks and be an effective communicator. Strong interpersonal and organizational communication skills are essential. It is an expectation that the successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation in undergraduate teaching and research, be knowledgeable of current trends in faculty development and exhibit project management skills in both short/long-term planning as well as in monitoring the Kilmer Fund.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses the position announcement, a curriculum vitae and a one-page narrative that describes potential strategies to actively engage faculty/students in undergraduate research across the curriculum. Please submit application materials to Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director and associate vice president for academic affairs, 712 Raymond Hall, no later than October 12, 2009.
The Director of the campus Center for Undergraduate Research reports to the Title III Project Director. It anticipated that the new Director will assume the position effective January 2, 2010 and serve the remaining four years of a five-year term as part of the Title III grant award. This position is currently grant funded and is subject to annual review for continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to a half-time reduction in teaching load, the Director will also receive a summer salary commensurate with summer duties paid through the Research Foundation of SUNY, a not-for-profit educational corporation and an AA/EEO employer.
Keyboard Specialist 2
ID. NO. 00228
Salary Grade 9
Permanent Full Time
Keyboard Specialists 2 are second level positions in the Keyboard Specialist Series and are located throughout State service. Incumbents perform complicated clerical processing and records maintenance activities, perform a variety of office support activities, and/or may supervise staff assigned to keyboarding and clerical activities. All of these functions require skilled use of keyboarding and information processing equipment and systems.
Minimum Qualifications: One year of service as a Keyboard Specialist 1. This is a competitive class position. To be eligible for appointment, applicants must be reachable from the appropriate Civil Service List.
Location: Human Resources
Supervisor: Sheila Scott
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday
Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may at http://employment.potsdam.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50861.
Prior to completing an application for IRB review of research involving human subjects, researchers should verify that they are using the most current version of the application and applicable forms.
The most current versions of all IRB forms are available on the Web at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/rspo/irb/index.cfm
Only the most current version will be accepted for review.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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:
Fall 2009 Meeting Schedule
|Meeting Date||Time||Proposal Date
|Tuesday, Oct. 20
||Friday, Oct. 9
|Tuesday, Nov. 17
||Friday, Nov. 6
|Tuesday, Dec. 15
||Friday, Dec. 4
Application materials, sample consent/assent forms and instructions on how to apply are available online at www.potsdam.edu/rspo under the Institutional Review Board. *NOTE ? the most current revision date of application materials is March 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
An electronic copy of the application should be submitted to the chair, Maureen McCarthy, at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project ?Classroom Project: ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology,? submitted by Dr. John Omohundro, Department of Anthropology. This approval has been extended through Oct. 2, 2010.
The research proposal ?AIM ILC Youth Survey,? submitted by Dr. J. Patrick Turbett, Potsdam Institute for Applied Research, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and by the president of the College. The researcher and the use of human subjects in that research have been approved as of Sept. 15, 2009
The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project ?2007 District of Columbia SPP14 Survey,? submitted by Dr. J. Patrick Turbett, Potsdam Institute for Applied Research. This approval has been extended through Aug. 31, 2010.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or Julie Ellingsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, Title III administrative assistant. The following campus award program applications are available at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titleiii/index.cfm.
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 deadlines: October 19 and 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 deadlines: December 7 and April 2.
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: October 5, November 9, 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 deadlines: November 2 and 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.
DEADLINES: October 7, 2009 and 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 November 2009 for proposals submitted up to October 31, 2009.
Up to three awards will be made in June 2010 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2010.