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 Binghamton Chapter Executive Board Resolution on the Upstate Revitalization Initiative


To: President Harvey Stenger, Co-Chair, Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council
From: UUP Executive Board, Binghamton University
Date: March 9, 2016

Re: Resolution in support of 5 Principles of Fair Development

Whereas, Governor Cuomo announced that $2.25 billion in economic and community development funding would be awarded through Round V of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative and the Upstate Revitalization Initiative;

Whereas, the Southern Tier received $500 million as a part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative Awards and that this historic investment is expected to have a $3 billion impact on the regional economy and create 10,000 new jobs;

Whereas, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger co-chairs the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council;

Whereas, the UUP acts in the best interests of its members, the SUNY community, and the entire state of New York;

Whereas, the mission of UUP is not only to improve the terms and conditions of employment but also to defend the civil, professional, and human rights of those it represents; and

Whereas, all regional economic development initiatives have impact on the working conditions and well-being of employees at Binghamton University and their families;

Be it Resolved, that the UUP Executive Committee recommends to President Harvey Stenger that all decision-making by the STREDC regarding the allocation of all Upstate Revitalization Initiative Award funds follow these “5 Principles of Fair Development” :

Development shall increase the ability of all residents of the region to access the resources required to meet their fundamental needs including good jobs, education, health care, food, housing, and social security. It shall address these needs in a coordinated way. No single development goal shall be pursued to the detriment of other fundamental needs. Development must not result in the displacement of individuals or communities.

Principle 2: EQUITY
Development policies must enable equality of opportunity and outcome by prioritizing populations and communities with the greatest need. The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council shall ensure residents of the region have priority for jobs that pay living wages, are protected in the right to organize, are guaranteed workplace protections and benefits, and communities most in need shall get priority to public services.

Development decisions including, but not limited to, the provision of public contracts, subsidies, tax expenditures, and tax increment financing, must reflect the meaningful input of all residents of the region–or at least those residents most impacted by the development project–and other relevant stakeholders. In order to do so, the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council must create processes at all phases of development, including but not limited to planning, formation, implementation, and monitoring that gather meaningful input from residents and relevant stakeholders.

Public subsidies for development must be discussed, decided, implemented, and monitored in an open, easily accessible manner that maximizes examination and review by residents of the region.

Public representatives and publicly subsidized developers are under a duty to engage in development that is universal, equitable, indivisible, participatory, and transparent, and shall be held responsible for breach of that duty by an effective means of redress and remedy.

cc: Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council

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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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Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Endicott Performing Arts Center, Washington Avenue, Endicott NY.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with speakers starting at 6:00 p.m.  Film begins at 6:15 p.m.

The Public Employees Federation (PEF), CSEA Local 648, and United University Professions (UUP) Binghamton Chapter are proud to present a FREE viewing of the movie SUFFRAGETTE. Speakers include Assemblywoman Lupardo, Broome County Executive Preston, Dr. Leigh A. Wheeler (Binghamton University), and UUP Binghamton Chapter President, Dr. Benita Roth.

The screening is open to the public. (Download Flier)

A voter registration table will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Broome & Tioga Counties.

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