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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

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
Kathryn Perry
Personal Privacy Protection Law
Kathryn Perry
Right to Know/Hazardous Communication
Calvin Smith

Design Lab

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

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
? 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

Computer Science
Timothy Fossum 7/2008-6/2011

Economics and Employment Relations
Michael Nuwer 9/2004-6/2010

English & Communication
Lisa Wilson 7/2009-6/2012

Environmental Studies
John Omohundro

Robert Badger 9/2000-6/2012

M.J. Heisey 1/2008-6/2010

Joel Foisy 7/2006-6/2012

Modern Languages
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

Business Administration
Donna Mosier 7/2008-6/2011

Community Health
Maureen McCarthy 7/2007-6/2010

Wilderness Education
Mark Simon

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

Korean Initiative
Andrew Ha 9/2003-6/2010

Information and Communication Technology
Anthony Betrus 1/2004-6/2012

Lynn Hall 6/2010-6/2010

Secondary Education
Peter Brouwer 7/2009-6/2011

Secondary English
Linda Seramur 9/2003-6/2007

Secondary French & Spanish
Elvira Sanatullova-Allison 9/2005-6/2010

Secondary Mathematics
Donald Straight 7/2007-6/2010

Secondary Science
William Doody 7/2007-6/2010

Secondary Social Studies
Robert Vadas 1/2007-6/2010

Secondary English
Linda Seramur 7/2008-6/2010

Sheard Literacy Center
Tina Bush 9/2005-8/2011

Special Education
Anjali Misra 7/2006-6/2010

Thomas O?Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology
Christian Remic 7/2007-6/2010

Crane School Of Music

Music Education
Robyn Hosley, Co-chair 7/2005-6/2011

Music Education
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

Technology Co-coordinator
Bryan Burkett 7/2008-6/2010

Technology Co-coordinator
Peter McCoy 7/2008-6/2010

Choral Coordinator
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

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
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

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

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 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 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
Advance News:
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.



25 Crane Wind and Jazz Ensembles @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
25-27 Family Weekend
26 Women's Soccer vs. Brockport, 1 p.m.
The Manhattan Transfer @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
27 Yom Kippur begins at sundown
28 Yom Kippur
Crane Performance Department Faculty Meeting @ Wakefield Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
Graduate School Fair, 3 p.m.
29 Women's Volleyball vs. St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.
30 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.


1 Faculty Chamber Recital, Music of Alfred Schnittke @
Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
2 Men's Soccer vs. Cortland, 4 p.m.
?Bus Stop? @ Dunn Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m.
3 Men's Soccer vs. Oswego, 3 p.m.John William Gordon Trio and The Max Howard Band, 7:30 p.m.
4 Faculty Recital, Carol Lowe, bassoon @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.
Crane Symphony Orchestra @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
6 Guest Artist , Victoria Mushkatkol, piano @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
7 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.
8 Crane Symphonic and Concert Band @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
9 Women's Soccer vs. New Paltz, 4 p.m.
Early Alerts Due
Fall Recess Begins, 10 p.m.
10-13 Recess
14 Classes Resume

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

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

Favoloso Fungo
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
Salary: $31,397

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


Attention Researchers

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

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
Deadline Room
Tuesday, Oct. 20
4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
5 p.m.
Satterlee 113
Tuesday, Nov. 17
4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6
5 p.m.
Satterlee 113
Tuesday, Dec. 15
4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4
5 p.m.
Satterlee 113

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 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

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 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

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 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.

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: 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.

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.