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Professional Development Assistance Program at SUNY Broome

professional workingThe Professional Development Assistance Program (PDAP) is designed to offer partial or full funding for workshop/conference expenses, coursework, and other such professional growth endeavors.

The BCC Foundation and the Faculty Student Association (FSA) support professional development at SUNYBroome by providing these PDAP resources.

  • The Spring 2014 PDAP funds are for activities taking place between January 1 and August 31, 2014.
  • The Spring 2014 PDAP Application Deadline is February 27, 2014.

Who Qualifies for PDAP funds?

PDAP funds are for SUNYBroome faculty and staff, full and part-time.

Awards are subject to the availability of funds and the number of applications received.  The Professional Development Steering Committee utilizes the process and considerations described below in making decisions concerning the allocation of funds.

 

Full-Time Regular Employee PDAP Funding Eligibility
 Eligible up to
Conferences/workshops:
First Request$300
First Request if presenting$450
Maximum Annual Award$450
Tuition/coursework:
Per academic year$600

 

Full-Time Adjunct & Full-Time Temporary Employee PDAP Funding Eligibility

Completion of YearsEligible up to
Less than 3 years of continuous service$150
3 or more years of continuous service$300

 

Part-Time Employee PDAP Funding Eligibility
Completion of YearsEligible up to
Less than 5 years$100
5 or more but less than 10 years$150
10 or more years$250

 

PDAP Process

Workshops & Conferences:

  1. Complete the application (see Required Forms below) with all appropriate signatures.
  2. Attach a copy of the BCC Travel form with Section 1 completed. (The original Travel Form Document is retained by the applicant until the date of travel.)
  3. Provide literature describing the activity, including the dates, location, cost, etc.
  4. Ensure that a copy of an approved Professional Development Plan (PDP) or an Individual Professional Growth Plan (IPGP) is on file with the secretary to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) in W107.
  5. All application documents must be received by the secretary to the CAO by the submission deadline (please see date noted above).

Tuition Reimbursement:

  1. Full-time regular faculty and administrators seeking tuition assistance must first apply for a SUNY Tuition Waiver. (See Required Forms below.) Tuition costs not covered by the waiver may be funded by the Foundation/F-SA Professional Development Assistance Program.
  2. Complete the application (see Required Forms below) with all appropriate signatures.
  3. Provide
    1. The name of College where the course is being offered
    2. A copy of the catalog course description
  4. Ensure that a copy of an approved Professional Development Plan (PDP) or an Individual Professional Growth Plan (IPGP) is on file with the secretary to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) in W107.
  5. All application documents must be received by the secretary to the CAO by the submission deadline (please see date noted above).

Required Forms

Considerations for the PDAP Selection Committee

When making decisions concerning the allocation of funds, the PDAP selection committee takes numerous factors into consideration, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Tuition for graduate level courses*
  • Individuals presenting at a conference
  • Professional development directly in support of a current promotion or appointment effort
  • Individuals not previously awarded PDAP funds this (or previous) academic year
  • Departments in which no other individual has received PDAP funding for this request cycle
  • Professional development directly in support of institutional or program accreditation
  • Completed applications received by the secretary to the CAO by the announced deadline will receive full consideration

In general, funding is for workshop conference expenses, coursework, and other such professional growth endeavors.  Therefore, efforts such as exam fees, stipends for self-study, certification or license fees, and professional memberships are not supported with PDAP funding.

The PDAP selection committee may choose to use the following strategies when allocating limited funds:

  • Cap funding of conferences to no more than a percentage of total activity expense
  • Reduce the maximum awarded  to each individual
  • Award each funded individual a set percentage of the total requested
  • Fund selected initiatives based on the above and other considerations.  This implies that not all initiatives may be funded.

*(Please note that funding for continuous enrollment for thesis or dissertation research may be limited.)

 

Receiving Reimbursement Upon Funding Approval

Once you have been awarded PDAP funding, the following steps must be taken to receive reimbursement for your activity:

 

Workshops & Conference Reimbursement

  1. Attend the activity.
  2. Submit a Summary Report to the Professional Development Coordinator of the Teaching Resource Center.  This report should:
    1. Provide a summary of the activity,
    2. Describe what you learned, and
    3. Project how you will use this information in the future.
    4. Please see Summary Report Examplars provided below.
  3. Submit the completed Travel Forms to Accounts Payable.

Tuition Reimbursement

  1. Complete the course.
  2. Submit notice of payment and evidence of passing grade to Accounts Payable.

 

Summary Report Exemplars

Exemplars will be provided at a later date.