The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for professional development programs at New Jersey City University. NJCU’s Professional Development and Renewal Program (PDRP), which began in the Fall 1992 semester, provides university support for professional development and research. The PDRP was developed with input from faculty and professional staff members, administrators, the University Senate, and AFT local 1839, who share ownership of its design, implementation and evaluation. The PDRP provides faculty and staff with opportunities and resources to:
Participation in the PDRP is voluntary. Several university-based programs provide incentives to faculty and staff who pursue professional development and research activities. Although funding for professional travel may come from PDRP sources, there are general procedures for applying for funding to travel to present work at conferences. (Information about and assistance with applying for governmental grant programs is available through NJCU's Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs. Information about and assistance with applying for private foundation support is available through NJCU's Division of University Advancement).
Information about PDRP opportunities:
Career Development applications are requested during each semester and summer session, pending availability of funds and current contractual arrangements. Funds are awarded for the following activities:
An application for Career Development Awards can be found on GothicNet under Latest News and Happenings.
The Center for Instructional and Technological Innovation provides formal training and assistance to faculty members who wish to incorporate technology into their teaching or use SMART classrooms. Visit the CITI in P-117, or contact Randy Tyndall at (201)200-2572 for further information. CITI website
The Office of Academic Affairs offers numerous workshops for faculty and professional staff members during each academic year through the Center for Teaching and Learning, located in Vodra Hall, Room 143. The workshops focus on various aspects of the teaching and learning experience, and particularly on effective teaching strategies in different classroom contexts and assessment of student learning.
The International Incentive Grant (IIG) Program seeks to increase and improve internationally oriented course offerings at New Jersey City University. Awards of up to $1,000 will support full-time faculty in creating new internationally oriented courses, or infusing existing courses with international content. Multidisciplinary and joint proposals are welcomed; joint proposals between a librarian and a faculty member are encouraged. Joint awards are limited to a maximum of $1,000. The Review Committee invites full-time faculty from all disciplines to apply.
Grantees may use their awards for expenses related to international course development, including:
Since the Fall 1994 semester, the Mini-Grant Program has offered faculty and professional staff members the opportunity to apply for individual Mini-Grants of up to $200. The purpose of Mini-Grants is to support activities that are not normally covered by Career Development and Separately Budgeted Research awards. The review committee particularly recommends proposals within the following categories:
Each State/College University shall have a sabbatical leave program for its full-time, tenured faculty members (including Demonstrating Teachers and Demonstration Specialists at the A. H. Moore School) and librarians. Sabbatical leaves shall be in half-year leaves granted to those applicants with meritorious applications as evaluated pursuant to the procedures at each College/University and no more than once every seven (7) years. At each College/University two (2) half-year leaves may be combined into one (1) full-year leave.
Application may be made for the purpose of pursuing a substantial project designed to yield publishable results and/or enhance competency as a scholar or teacher. Sabbatical leaves may also be granted for the pursuit of an accredited terminal degree program in an appropriate field of study and/or such other criteria that may be established by the College/University.
Locally negotiated or accepted procedures shall be followed in the implementation of the Sabbatical Leave program. To the extent that a College/University has a locally negotiated or accepted procedure, those procedures shall remain in full force and effect until such time as a change is negotiated. If no locally negotiated agreement is reached, then changes, if any, shall be made in accordance with the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act and its governing regulations. If no locally negotiated or accepted procedure exists, the local Union and the College/University shall negotiate a procedure for the Sabbatical Leave program in accordance with the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act and its governing regulations.
1. All full-time tenured faculty members (including Demonstration Teachers and Demonstration Specialists at the A. Harry Moore School) and librarians who, as of June 30 prior to the year for which the leave is requested, have completed a period of six (6) or more consecutive years of service at a College/University, shall be eligible to apply for a sabbatical leave during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, or the 2014-2015 academic years. Sabbatical leaves are granted no more frequently than once every seven (7) years.
2a. Application shall be submitted to the President of the College/University no later than February 1of each year.
2c. A committee will be established under the governance structure of each College/University to review the academic merits of each application and make recommendations to the President. The UNION shall have the right to appoint one employee observer to such committee. The committee shall conduct its review and make its recommendations by no later the March 1 of the year involved.
2d. The President shall take into consideration the recommendations of the committee and shall make recommendations for approval or disapproval to the Board of Trustees.
Terms of Sabbatical Leave
The Separately Budgeted Research Program is designed to support faculty research and other scholarly activities within the area(s) of the faculty member's current or anticipated teaching responsibilities. Awards are available only to full-time faculty members and are based on the availability of funds during each year. SBR applications are made available in the Fall semester of each year; the deadline for completed applications is January of each subsequent year. Only one project may be submitted per applicant per grant year. Award recipients must submit a written report by the end of the academic year in which the award was received.
SBR funds can be used to support:
SBR applications may be rejected for any of the following reasons: