Professional Development

Professional Development

The Campus Professional Development Committee administers the Individual Development Awards Program on the campus. The Individual Development Awards Program is designed to support a variety of professional development projects or activities by assisting eligible employees to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement. Full-time employees who accrue annual leave are not required to charge those credits for any project or activity funded by an Individual Development Award.

The Campus Professional Development Committee is required to dedicate a minimum of 15 percent of the funds under this program to part-time employees. If applications from part-time employees amount to less than 15 percent of the total funds, then the remainder from the set aside amount can be reallocated to awards for full-time employees.

The maximum amount that can be awarded for each employee under this program is $1,000. Employees may only be funded for one project or activity per award period.

The types of support available include:

  • Registration fees for conferences or workshops.
  • Travel and related expenses (includes lodging and meals).
  • Research-related supplies.
  • Tuition at the maximum allowable SUNY rate at the time of application.