Individual Development Awards

Applications for the Individual Development Awards (IDA) are now available. The IDA program provides up to $1,000 for UUP-represented employees to engage in activities that further professional development. Part-time employees are particularly encouraged to apply because 15% of the funds are set aside for these employees. The IDA Program is intended to assist eligible employees to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement. Funding may be provided to enhance teaching, research capabilities, professional knowledge, and skills. Funding may not be awarded to purchase equipment or supplies or to support activities that are not related to the applicant’s SUNY profession. Examples of activities contributing to professional development include travel to conferences, preparation of material for publication, and artistic or creative endeavors.

There are two amounts of funding for Individual Development Awards. The first allocation is for projects and activities that occurred April 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018. A second, separate allocation is available to fund projects and activities for the period July 2, 2018, to July 1, 2019. Expenses previously paid by the department may be submitted for reimbursement to the departmental account.

Applications can only be submitted electronically using the following the following link:

CVs/resumes should be sent electronically to Carol Bell (

The deadline for both applications is 5 p.m. Friday, March 29th. Decisions about funding will be made by May 3rd. For questions about the program, please contact Carol Bell via e-mail or at 607-777-6398.

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New Professional Development Opportunities for UUP-represented Employees

New Professional Development Opportunities for UUP-represented Employees.

Beginning March 2019, the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees will begin offering Instructor-led Professional Development Workshops at various campus locations:

Leadership – This one-day workshop is intended to provide participants with an opportunity to acquire knowledge about models of leadership, and then to acquire insights about their own strengths and areas for development.

Interpersonal and Cross-Generational Communications In this one-day workshop, participants will acquire knowledge about different communication styles, and they will also learn about the differences and similarities between the generations in the workplace.

Diversity: Learning how to Leverage “Difference” at WorkThis one-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about different models of diversity which include primary and secondary types of diversity.

Conflict Resolution and Team Building In this one-day workshop, participants will acquire knowledge and skills in recognizing, responding to, and resolving conflicts. They will concurrently acquire knowledge and skills in team building.

Workplace Civility: Creating and Maintaining a Positive, Respectful Work Environment In this one-day workshop participants will acquire knowledge and awareness of the benefits of a positive, respectful workplace environment.

Scheduled Workshops (Please contact the NYS/UUP JLMC Office for application and further information)

All workshops are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Dates, times and locations are subject to change)


Leadership March 13 SUNY Potsdam

April 3 SUNY Upstate Medical (NOTE – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Interpersonal Communication March 19 ESC Saratoga

Diversity March 29 SUNY Plattsburgh

Conflict Resolution April 24 SUNY Cobleskill

Workplace Civility April 17 SUNY Cortland

Dates, times and locations are subject to change


June 14

ESC Metro

Interpersonal Communication:

May 1

SUNY Oswego


June 7

SUNY Purchase

Conflict Resolution:

May 22

SUNY Farmingdale

June 18

University at Buffalo

Workplace Civility:

May 24

SUNY Delhi

May 29

SUNY Stony Brook

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“Beat the Winter Blues”

Have the cold, gray days got you down?

United University Professions (UUP), Binghamton Chapter
invites faculty and professional staff to
“Beat the Winter Blues”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mandela Room
University Union

Join us for hot hors d’oeuvres, mini pastries, cold beer, wine,
soda, water and good company.

Music will be provided by the Harpur Jazz Ensemble Chamber Group.

There will be a short discussion of membership issues and a group photo as part of the festivities.

Please RSVP to Linda O’Branski, Chapter Assistant by

Wednesday, February 20 at

777-4382 or email

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2017-18 Executive Board Meeting Schedule

FALL 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, December 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324


Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324
Wednesday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – UUW-324 (Thank You Luncheon)

Executive board meeting are open to all members.



Join Your UUP-Binghamton colleagues for the Historic
in Satellite Locations across new York State

UUP has signed on as an official partner with March for Science. UUP and March for Science share similar goals, which include encouraging cutting-edge science education, diversity and inclusion in STEM, and pushing for open, honest science and public outreach. UUP is marching to demonstrate that ALL of the sciences play a crucial role in our society.

There’s a satellite march near you!
ithACA noon-2 p.m.
ithaca Commons (bernie Milton Pavilion)

Sign up for a march at Contact your chapter office about possible carpool information. Email:

Order your UUP-designed march T-shirt BY APRIL 9: Order T-shirt, Click here!
Other shirt styles also available, as are mugs: Order other mugs, Click here!
Proceeds benefit future March for Science events.
There is no UUP funding for this event.

Go to the UUP March For Science to find out more about the march and to request rally signs from UUP.

Download the March for Science PDF flyer.


UUP General Membership Meeting, March 14, 4:30-5:30, UUW-324

UUP invites all members to come to a general membership meeting, Monday, March 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in UUW-324. If you are not sure if you are a member, this is a chance to sign up. We are expecting the UUP Statewide President Fred Kowal to attend, as well as the Statewide Membership Development Officer, Tom Hoey.  This meeting will also be an opportunity  to get to know your Binghamton Chapter UUP officers and executive board members and to have a free ranging discussion about UUP’s role on campus and your concerns as employees.  We will be serving a light meal (pizza, salad, cookies and drinks), so if possible please RSVP by Tuesday, March 8 with our Chapter Assistant, Linda O’Branski at or by phone at 777-4382.
Hope to see you there, Benita Roth
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Change in time: UUP Negotiations team meeting!

The UUP negotiations team, headed by chief negotiator J. Philippe Abraham, will be on campus from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in UU-Old Union Hall, to solicit input from those represented by UUP. A light meal will be served.

It is crucial that the negotiations team has your input. UUP “Member Suggestion Forms” that enable you to write down your concerns and suggestions for the upcoming negotiations can be found online. Feel free to send via e-mail to the UUP office. If privacy is a concern, the form can also be mailed to UUP Headquarters or via campus mail to the UUP chapter office, LS-G516, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Negotiations Member Suggestion Form.” Forms will also be distributed at the meeting.

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