Individual Development Awards – new round open!

The application process for the current round Individual Development Awards — a benefit negotiated as part of our statewide Agreement — is open!! New Paltz has been allocated $44,816 through the statewide Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC).

For more information, please consult the IDA program guidelines here, and use the fillable PDF application form found here.

Applications are being accepted in electronic/PDF format only. To submit your application and required materials, you must be logged into your SUNY New Paltz email account. Then click here: IDA Submission. Complete the requested information and include:

  • the application
  • brief project description
  • brief CV
  • any supporting documents (such as a conference acceptance letter, brochure, or announcement).

IDA funds are 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. We have set a deadline of March 31, 2021 for receipt of completed applications.

The activity period for the current academic year runs from July 2, 2020 to July 1, 2021. All projects/proposals must take place within that time frame. The maximum grant for the IDA program is $1,000, although given the number of applications in recent years, most grants have been less than that amount. Part-timers are encouraged to apply, as 15% of the pool of funding available is initially earmarked for them; any funds left unused by part-time employee applications are swept into the remaining pool for full-timers.

Our local Joint Labor-Management Committee, which reviews the applications and decides on the funding priorities and amounts awarded, will include:

For UUP:

  • Maryalice Citera, Psychology (chair)
  • Rachel Rigolino, English
  • Kate Bohan, TLC

For the Administration:

  • Anneliese Kniffen, HRDI
  • James Burns, Student Accounts
  • Devon Duhaney, Teaching and Learning

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