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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Call for Applications: President’s Professional Development Award

Applications are encouraged for the President's Professional Development Award. President Conway-Turner has dedicating funding to establish the award and has convened a Professional Development Award Committee of faculty and staff members to support professional development opportunities for Buffalo State employees.

Professional development opportunities enrich the experiences of all employees. These opportunities allow us to build on our expertise as well as identify best practices and network with others. While it is well understood that professional development opportunities are critical to our success, funding is sometimes limited or otherwise unavailable.

Applications for the President's Professional Development Award must be completed and submitted electronically. Please submit applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 13. The committee will review requests for funding and determine awards monthly. Award recipients will be announced in the Daily Bulletin.

Award Selection Criteria

  1. Applicants must have a statement of support from their director, department chair, dean, or vice president.
  2. Applicants must have at least one calendar year of employment at Buffalo State.
  3. Applicants must complete the award application and include the following:
    a. a summary of how the opportunity affects the campus and ties to the college’s strategic plan (identify which measure), as well as how the opportunity affects their department and division, and how the opportunity provides professional development for the individual;
    b. a summary or itemization of other funds received or requested from the department or other area;
    c. a conference announcement (please provide name, date, and location of conference; include conference website, agenda, and whether you are presenting or attending an organization-affiliated meeting).

Award Recipient Selection Process and Timeline

  1.  All award nominations must be submitted online by the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on the appropriate dates (March 13, April 17, and May 15, 2020). Requests for professional development funds received after this date will be reviewed with the following month’s award requests.
  2. Award recipients will be selected by the President’s Professional Development Award Committee using the following process:
    a. A rubric reflecting the selection criteria will be used to award funding. The selection and award of funding will be based on the thoroughness in addressing the award selection criteria.
    b.The committee will review and award funding.
  3. Award applicants will be informed if their requests were selected for funding. The maximum allowable award is $500 per applicant, per calendar year. The award recipients for each month will be selected by the President’s Professional Development Award Committee and announced in the Daily Bulletin by President Conway-Turner. 
Submitted by: Rebecca M. Eggleston
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