Description: In accordance with the PSG-CUNY collective bargaining agreement, a University-wide total of $500,000 is available to support professional development activities for eligible employees in titles in the Adjunct series and Continuing Education Teacher series. The maximum award for professional development activities in any academic year (September 1 through August 31) is $3,000, and preference will be given to employees who have not previously received professional development funds from this program. The Adjunct Professional Development Committee as established by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY will administer the funds.
Eligibility: All adjunct faculty who are teaching six or more classroom contact hours in the semester and have taught one or more courses for the two most recent consecutive semesters (not including summer session) are eligible to apply for a grant from the Adjunct Professional Development Fund. To be eligible for a grant that would be used during an intersession or summer session period when not otherwise employed at the college, an adjunct must meet the above stated eligibility requirements and in addition must have been notified of reappointment for the next consecutive semester. Continuing Education Teachers who are appointed to a position that will continue for a period of more than six months, requires them to teach a minimum of 20 hours per week and who have taught in such an appointment for the two most recent consecutive semesters (not including summer session) are also be eligible to apply for a grant from the Adjunct Professional Development Fund. CUNY retirees and CUNY full-time employees holding multiple positions as an adjunct are not eligible for these grants.
• Applications may be made at any time, but the grant may not conflict with the employee’s teaching responsibilities.
• Applications must have the approval of one chairperson of a department employing the adjunct before it is submitted to the Adjunct Professional Development Committee. The chair will keep a copy of the application for his/her records and send a copy to the college’s labor designee. If the chairperson does not approve the application, he/she must provide an explanation for the disapproval.
• The original application will then be submitted by the applicant to the Adjunct Professional Development Committee which determine the award. All applications must be received at least 10 working days prior to the date of the monthly adjunct professional development committee meeting to ensure its consideration. YOU MUST HAVE APPROVAL OF THE ADJUNCT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF THE ACTIVITY. The Adjunct Professional Development Committee, which considers applications, meets the second Friday of each month.
• Each applicant is responsible for submitting his or her own application form, reports and
original receipts to be eligible for reimbursement.
• If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call either Clarissa Gilbert Weiss or Linda Slifkin who provide staff support for this project. They can be reached at (212)354-1252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.