Information session on Drescher Leave Program to be held Feb. 15

A Drescher Leave Program Information Session will be held Friday, February 15 at noon in Room 104 of the Morris Conference Center. In addition to a presentation by GDO staff, Lisa Wenck representing Human Resources and Bill Simons representing UUP will also be on hand. A light lunch will be served. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Kathy Meeker by February 7 if you plan to attend.

Applications for Fall 2019 semester leaves are due on April 1. The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC) assists full-time, term employees who are in a position eligible for continuing appointment (faculty) or permanent appointment (professional staff); preference is given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities or with military status. Funding supports such costs as salary for the applicant (campus) during a proposed leave, salary for a replacement (40% campus / 60% program), and other related expenses for projects or activities related to scholarship and mastery of specialization (40% campus / 60% program). Projects or activities proposed for a leave must assist in meeting one or more criteria established in Article XII, Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the SUNY Board of Trustees; require full-time leave from professional obligations for at least one semester and a maximum of one year; and be completed prior to being reviewed for permanent or continuing appointment. For information on the program, visit the NYS/UUP JLMC Grant Opportunities webpage.

Because a campus financial commitment and signed endorsements from various campus officials are required, all Drescher applications must be coordinated through the Grants Development Office (GDO). Potential applicants must contact the GDO by March 18 to ensure campus and local UUP support, and must first receive the endorsement of the applicable department chair and dean prior to working with the GDO to prepare an application.

Visit the GDO website for more information on the Drescher program and the application process. Contact Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio(x2434) if you are interested in applying for a Drescher leave or have questions.