Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program
The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program enhances employment opportunities for people who are preparing for permanent or continuing
appointments with preference given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities, and U.S. Military veterans. The Affirmative Action/Diversity Committee seeks to promote a broad diversity of award recipients.
The types of support available include:
- Payment of employee's regular salary by the campus.
- Salary for a replacement.
- Tuition and fees for course work.
- Registration fees for conferences and workshops.
- Course and research related supplies.
- Travel and related expenses for research or study.
- Full-time, term employees who are in a position eligible for permanent or continuing appointment and have at least a one-term renewal, or prior service credit.
- A campus endorsement for a full-time leave.
- A campus financial contribution of a minimum of 40% of the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave and a minimum of 40% of the total project or activity expenses. Joint Labor-Management Committees' funds that have been awarded to the campus should not be included as a part of the campus's contribution.
- A proposed project or activity that:
- Assists in meeting one or more criteria established in Article XII, Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the Board of Trustees.
- Requires full-time leave from professional obligations for at least one semester and a maximum of one year, including but not limited to a summer.
- Can be completed prior to being reviewed for permanent or continuing appointment.
- A detailed timeline with dates for completing various phases of the project or activity.
Consideration will be given to areas of Scholarship and Mastery of Specialization including, but not limited to, the following projects or activities:
- Pure, applied and historical research.
- Preparation of manuscripts or other materials for publication.
- Invention or innovation in professional, scientific or technical areas.
- Residencies to complete credentialing appropriate to the requirements for continuing or permanent appointment.
- Course work not covered by Article 46 Program for Tuition Assistance, of the New York State/United University Professions Agreement, or a SUNY tuition waiver.
- Curriculum development.
- Grant proposal development.
- Internships, workshops, and conferences specifically related to the applicant's approved activity.
Employees who are nearer their tenure review date will be given particular consideration.
A completed Application, with attachments, may be submitted at any time, but at least 45 days prior to the commencement of the project or activity. The decision to fund an application is at the discretion of the Committee.
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- Read the Application Instructions.
- Fill out and print the Application and attach supporting documents listed below
- Have the Application signed by the campus president or designee and the UUP chapter president.
- Send the Application with required supporting documents to the JLMC staff.
The decision to fund an application is at the discretion of the Committee. To be considered for funding, the Application must include the following:
- Copies of all appointment letters (initial, renewal, and current). If unavailable, a letter from the administration certifying the titles and effective dates of all letters listed above will be accepted.
- A signed certification from the campus president or designee attesting that the employee qualifies for preference as a minority group member, a woman, an employee with a disability, or a U.S. Military veteran.
- A letter of endorsement for full-time leave from the campus president or designee.
- A letter from the campus president or designee indicating the campus's financial contribution of a minimum of 40% of the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave and a minimum of 40% of the total project or activity expenses.
- A list of other grant support and amount.
- A financial statement from the campus fiscal officer indicating the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave.
- A proposed project or activity described under Eligibility.
- A detailed timeline proposed under Eligibility.
- Additional information may be requested by the Committee.
A Program Evaluation must be submitted within 30 days of completing the project or activity. If the funded project or activity has already been completed at the time of the award, the evaluation must be completed within 30 days of the award notification. The Committee may postpone taking action on subsequent applications submitted by the award recipient until the Program Evaluation is received.
The General Program Information section provides information pertaining to the disbursement of New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees' funds, including application follow-up, acknowledgement of committee funds, expenditure limitations, reimbursement of expenditures, equipment policy, and contacts.