Individual Development Awards

Applications for the Individual Development Award program, a negotiated benefit of our statewide Agreement, are now being accepted online.


Apply online now at the link below!  Applications will be reviewed at the campus level by the Joint Labor Management Committee


  • Funds for the IDA program are being allocated to New Paltz in two different amounts
  • Allocated in two separate time periods
  • April 1 2017- July 1 2018’s allocation should be used for projects and activities that occurred during this period. 12,584.30 is the amount being used.
  • Second allocation should fund projects for the period July 2, 2018 to July 1, 2019. 27,569.62 is the amount being used.
  • Campus Professional Development Committee must initially dedicate a minimum of 15 percent of the funds allocated are earmarked for part-time employees. If applications from part time do not meet the minimum percentage the funds will be allocated to full time employees.
  • By June 1, 2019 every employee should be informed of their decision to fund an application.


For Guidelines click here   

For Application click here

Renaming of the Hasbrouck Complex Buildings

United University Professions

New Paltz Chapter


Resolution from the UUP-New Paltz Chapter

on the renaming of the Hasbrouck Complex buildings

WHEREAS United University Profession (UUP) represents over 900 bargaining unit members on the SUNY New Paltz campus, and

WHEREAS our work focuses on providing historically honest, conceptually and critically clear education to our students, in an atmosphere of collective care and concern that enhances the sense of well-being and inclusion for everyone on our campus, and

WHEREAS “after extensive research, data review, and conversations with students, faculty, staff, community members, representatives of Historic Huguenot Street, descendants of Huguenot families, and alumni,” the SUNY New Paltz Diversity and Inclusion Council has determined that the Hasbrouck Complex buildings should be renamed, and

WHEREAS the New Paltz Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to support this recommendation of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and

WHEREAS the President of the New Paltz Student Association has called for the College Council to remove the Huguenot patentee names from the Hasbrouck Residential Complex buildings, and to find other ways to recognize the contributions of the Huguenot patentees and their descendants as well as the indigenous Munsee and the Africans who also lived here, and

WHEREAS we believe the best interests of the College community, our members, and our students are best served by recognizing the difficult historical realities that were foundational to the establishment of New Paltz, and addressing the continuing toll generated by the burden of slavery and racism in our own time, and

WHEREAS we stand in solidarity with our students and our Faculty Senate,

Be it RESOLVED that the UUP-New Paltz Chapter endorses the recommendation to rename the Hasbrouck Complex buildings on our campus contained in the Report of the Diversity and Inclusion Council to the members of the College Council, and be it further

RESOLVED that the Chapter President share this resolution with the College Council, the President of the College, the Presiding Officer of the Faculty Senate, the President of the New Paltz Student Association, and the SUNY New Paltz Diversity and Inclusion Council in advance of the next meeting of the College Council on February 21, 2019.

One-on-one organizing training

DID YOU KNOW that only about half of all new employees have been signing up as members of our union, since the Supreme Court’s Janus decision last June? Moving forward, this rate of membership will significantly reduce our ability to negotiate future contracts, as well as negatively impact our leverage locally in achieving real gains for everyone in our bargaining unit on campus.

BUT THERE IS HOPE. We know that hands down, the best way to strengthen our union is for our members to talk about it with their colleagues!!

If you’re not sure how to go about doing that, or what to say, we’re here to help–if you can spend a few hours on a Saturday, we’ll be happy to provide you with plenty of information and ideas for how to approach your co-workers and colleagues. From ice-breakers to specific information about UUP-negotiated benefits (some of which may help YOU out as well), we’ll talk union at this workshop, and you’ll get a free lunch as well!!

Please RSVP as soon as you can to our Chapter Assistant Mary Thompson ( or x 2770), if you’d like to take part!!



New Paltz Org convo Training Flyer

Advocacy Calendar

As this year is coming to an end, advocacy must still go on! There is one more advocacy day scheduled in 2018, and several more in 2019.  See the dates on our calendar below and what we will be advocating for on each day.  We hope you plan ahead and set time aside to come advocate with us!