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Provost Research Award opens
application process to faculty

The Provost's Research Award (PRA) Program provides funding for the development of faculty research projects that have a high potential for securing external funding. The deadline for submission of proposals to department chairs and the Office of Sponsored Programs is October 27, 2006.The guidelines are available on the Office of Sponsored Program’s Web site or from the New Paltz home page through the Research and Creative Activity link. The Sponsored Programs staff is available to provide assistance in identifying potential external sponsors/ programs and with the development of the budget for applications. PRA funds are in addition to those provided for projects under the Faculty Research and Creative Projects Awards program and the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.

Public Affairs seeking ‘Experts’

The Office of Public Affairs is looking for full-time faculty or staff members who are interested in sharing their expertise. The Experts database, which was launched in 2002, allows reporters and groups looking for speakers to quickly identify and contact experts on specific topics. Sharing expertise with the media, business groups and the community will not only build an individual's own scholarly credibility, but enhance the reputation of the entire college. Participants select their preferred method of contact. Some prefer to limit contact through the Public Affairs office. The database was developed to reflect the varying privacy desires of all participants. To register your subject mastery and become part of this informative database, complete the online input form in The form is user-friendly and will result in a useful and easy-to-navigate tool for media and the community.

Governance officials elected

photo of elected Governance Officials
The newly elected campus goverenance officials are (from left to right) Janice Anderson (Ombudsperson), John VanderLippe (Presiding Officer) and Rose Rudnitski (Faculty Senator). Photo by Kristin Charles.

The Organization Committee announced the results of the recent campus governance election on May 16. Nominations were open to all members of the college faculty, pursuant to the local bylaws. Voting by full-time academic and professional faculty took place between April 20 and May 5. John VanderLippe (History) will serve a two-year term as Presiding Officer; Rose Rudnitski (Educational Administration), a three-year term as Faculty Senator; and Janice Anderson (Communication and Media), a two-year term as faculty Ombudsperson. The Faculty Senator Alternate position is filled by the candidate with the second highest number of votes cast for the SUNY Faculty Senator position. As Rudnitski ran unopposed and no write-in candidate received more than one nomination, a run-off or special election will be held in the fall to fill this vacancy.

MAY 22, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 10

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