Professional Development at SUNY Broome

The BCC Foundation Sunshine Fund for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Grant is designed to stimulate and encourage faculty (full- and part-time) from different academic areas to work together to develop new ways to teach their courses. A cross-disciplinary approach to teaching is one which employs the teaching of one discipline through the lens of another discipline (e.g., how physicists explore music, sociological perspectives on the purpose of religion, etc.). The award is in memory of Harold Sunshine, who served as a former professor at SUNY Broome for 30 years and was instrumental in the college’s hockey program.

Grant applications taking place this academic year are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 to the TRC (mail stop # 56).  

For funding consideration, please review the information on the Sunshine Fund for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Grant on the Professional Development website. The site contains the required forms that must be used for full consideration of your grant request.  The Professional Development Steering Committee will meet at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester to review the applications.  Any funding approved for this one-time opportunity will need to be spent by the end of June 2020. Awardees will have until August 31, 2020 to complete the required work associated with their project (again all funding must be encumbered by June 30, 2020). 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Professional Development Office inside the TRC at 778-5611 or stop by to visit us at LI 101.