PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Fall I, 2008
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14,2008
E-115 Marcia Glick Co Chair
E-235 Nurper Gokhan Co Chair
Additional Copies of Grant Application Available in E-115
EDIT GUIDELINES 2008-2009
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL GRANT
LaGuardia Community College
City University of New York
The Educational Development Initiative Team (EDIT), a subcommittee of the College Senate’s Committee on
Professional Development, administers the Professional Development Grant Program. The team, established
during the 1991-92 academic year, is made up of college faculty and staff. The funding for the program is made
possible through the Office of the President.
The Professional Development Grants provide support for LaGuardia faculty and staff to aid them in designing and
implementing professional development projects.
INITIATIVES SUPPORTED BY EDIT
Projects may relate to a discipline, or a program at LaGuardia. Projects are intended to aid professional
development, such as the following:
A professional development initiative that supports the College’s Strategic Plan.
Visit the LaGuardia website to read the Strategic Plan as you develop your project:
A conference presentation away from the College.
Individual or group research in your discipline that results in a professional development
initiative (such as documentary, writing an article, a doing a conference presentation located
Participating in college-wide professional development activities that demonstrate individual
accomplishments in your discipline.
* Projects that propose the use of videotaping and editing services must submit a written approval sheet
signed by the Director of Media Services along with this application; this approval sheet can be obtained
from Media Services.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All members of the LaGuardia faculty and staff are eligible to submit proposals. This includes part-time members
who have been at LaGuardia for at least two years of continuous service—September through June.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION
In order to aid the completion, the application may be reproduced using a word processing program (be
sure to reproduce all headings).
Font size for applicant responses on the application must be 10 point or larger.
All margins must be at least one-inch on all sides.
Please double space and do not exceed two pages for any response.
We cannot guarantee that applications which do not meet these minimum guidelines will be read.
Applications are available on diskette at the following location: The Technology Learning Center (E-
ON LINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT
click “I Am Faculty or Staff”
click “Edit Grants”
Note: AOL uses external to the College may not be able to use the electronic application form.
Submit photocopies of receipts for budget items with the application
If you are submitting an electronic application, send 3 copies of your receipts via inter-office mail to one of
the co-chairs of the EDIT committee. These will be attached to your electronic application.
Complete the check-off list on page 12 in the application.
Sign, date, and submit it.
THE BUDGET SECTION ON THE APPLICATION
Generally, grants will range between $200 and $500 (more under special circumstances). All budget requests
must contain a specific itemized list of expenditures with documentation. Subject to availability of funds,
proposals for larger amounts will be considered. Funds may not be used to pay for overtime summer salary or
for any additional compensation to full-time LaGuardia faculty or staff participating in the project. Funds
may not be used to purchase clothing or equipment; to pay for instruction or tutoring; membership fee for
a professional organization; to provide food or services generally available at the college such as mailing,
photocopying, or typing; nor can funds be used for programs/services mandated by the college or
university. All other budget item requests will be considered.
Submit a complete and accurate budget using information available on the Internet.
Do not estimate costs of items on your budget
In order to obtain funds awarded by the EDIT committee you must submit ORIGINAL receipts to Yvonne
Flores in the Grants Office. If you are flying to a destination, your boarding passes will also be needed to
be submitted to access your funds.
EDIT GRANTS WILL FUND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES NOT MEMBERSHIP
DUES FOR THE ORGANIZATION. PLEASE BREAK DOWN THESE 2 FEES IN THE
BUDGET SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.
Check out EDIT website for a model application
Please submit three (3) copies of completed grant applications to Marcia Glick, Communication Skills Department
E115, or leave the completed application with secretary, by 3 p.m. on the following dates:
Fall Application Cycle: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:00 pm
All monies must be disbursed by December 31, 2009.
* If this completion date represents a difficulty for you, please contact an EDIT Co-Chair.
REVIEW PROCESS/EVALUATION CRITERIA
EDIT committee members will review the proposals. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received
funding in the past two years. In the proposal evaluation process, reviewers will consider such factors as:
new and previously funded projects
projects that make positive contributions to the College community
significance of the project to the applicant’s academic discipline
significance of the project to the applicant’s professional development
benefits to those who will participate in the project
potential success of the project
uniqueness or innovativeness of the project
project’s documented effectiveness
population the project will serve
availability of the project’s materials to the entire college community or to a broad student and
other funding sources investigated
a complete and accurate application
Decisions will be announced during the semester in which the application is submitted.
SPECIAL NOTE ON AWARDS
The John H. Williams Memorial Edit Grant will be awarded each cycle (when applicable).
Successful applicants are expected to submit a final report to EDIT. This report may be submitted once the award
notice has been received, or when the project has been completed. The final report should clearly discuss the
project, goal attainment, and the contribution this initiative made to the college community.
The final report should be in a format ready to be submitted to a CUNY publication (e.g., Live Wire). This final
report will be then submitted to Live Wire, so prepare your text in a format suitable for this publication. When the
FINAL REPORT has been received by either co-chair of EDIT or Wen Juan Fan, then the EDIT application process
has been completed. This report is a vital and necessary part of this process, and must be completed by the
applicant. If this report is not submitted, future funding by the EDIT award will be jeopardized.
PART-TIME APPLICANTS; submit hard copies (3) of the application with appropriate signatures. No
THE EDIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
If you have any questions regarding the application, or the application process, contact any committee member.
NAME DEPARTMENT EXT. e-mail address
Heidi Johnsen English Department 5683 hjohnsen@lagcc .cuny.edu
Hendrick Delcham Mathematics Department 5731 HDELCHAM@lagcc.cuny.edu
Philip Gimber Natural & Applied Science 5923 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wen Juan Fan English Language Acquisition 5371 email@example.com
Alexis Frazier College for Children/ACE 5334 alexisF@lagcc.cuny.edu
Milton Hollar-Gregory Accounting and Managerial Studies 5600 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Glick, Co-Chair Communication Skills Dept. 5639 email@example.com
Nurper Gokhan, Co-Chair Social Sciences Dept. 5793 firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter De La Torre Computer Information Systems 718.482. WALTERDE@lagcc.cuny.edu
Clementine Lewis Library 5428 email@example.com
Stacy Perry Cooperative Education Dept. 5247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fern Luskin Humanities 5708 email@example.com
Note To All Applicants:
1. Your application should include pages 6,7,8,9,10,11.
2. For future publication in Live Wire the final report on page 11 can be submitted
after the completion of your project.
3. If your application is incomplete, this may result in your project not being
funded. Be sure to read the BUDGET section of this application form, complete
and submit all required information.
4. check out EDIT Website for model application
Fall I, 2008 EDIT Application
Professional Development Grant Application LaGuardia Community College
1. Applicant(s) Name:
2, Department (s):
4. e-mail address:
Home : Home :
LaGuardia : LaGuardia :
5. Project title and
6. Project type
(check one) Conference Presentation
Attending a conference
7. Show how your project contributes toward one or more of the college goals as listed at
http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/strplanning/plan.asp. Please refer directly to the strategic plan and clearly list
the college goals as they relate to your project (applications without this information will be returned for
8. Amount requested (please attach supporting document to Budget (item #14):
9. Requested funds from other sources, (amount and source such as from the Academic Affairs’
office). If you are a presenter at a conference from your department do not omit this information.
Dates of request.
A. Requested funds from Academic Department? Yes No
If YES, details
B. Requested funds from other sources? Yes No
If YES, details
10. List all previous Professional Development grant year(s) and grant amount(s) received.
Applications without this information will be returned.
Applicant’s signature (Full-time) Date
*****FOR PART-TIME FACULTY/STAFF ONLY*****
Application’s signature (Part-time) Date
Chairperson’s signature Date
(Applicant has been in continuous service for the past two academic years – September through June)
12. One hundred and fifty (150) word abstract
In the space below, provide a description of your project. The abstract should (a) state the purpose of the
project, (b) identify the subject area of primary focus, and (c) outline the project’s major activities. If more
than one person prepared the application, please list each applicant’s name.
How will you determine if your project was successful? (For example, future publication of a
presentation, audience response, positive impact on students.)
Provide a complete budget and specify the items for which Professional Development Grant funds will be
used. List and describe all budget items requested; attach a price list when appropriate. Indicate
specifically how each item relates to your purposes and activities. When preparing your budget, bear in
mind the Professional Development Grant funds can not be used to reimburse membership fees, purchase
clothing or equipment, to pay for instruction or tutoring, or to provide food. In addition, grant funds
cannot be used for services generally available at the college such as mailing or photocopying, nor can
funds be used for program/services mandated by the college or the university. Be specific. Please list
other funding sources to which you have applied or plan to apply (from the item # 10 0n page 7 of this
Category Cost/Item Number Total Cost
If an EDIT grant is awarded that includes coverage for air travel, you must submit boarding passes
for the flight along with all other receipts for payment to the Grants Office (Yvonne Flores).
15. Use this space for the text of your final report article for publication in Live Wire after you’re your
EDIT supported initiative has been completed. This must be submitted to one of the co-chairs.
THIS PAGE MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED AND SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION
EDIT PROPOSAL CHECKLIST
Check off any items applicable to your project
Sign and date the bottom of this page
Submit this page as the cover sheet of your EDIT application
1. Applicant has clearly demonstrated the connection between this project and the
goals of the College’s Strategic Plan. State the specific Goal, the Target
Number and a description . (in item #7)
2. Title and starting date are indicated for the project. (see #5)
3. If the project involves human subjects, check with the IRB to learn if you
are required to obtain a statement of clearance/permission from the IRB.
Xiwu Feng, Chairperson or www.lagcc.cuny.edu/irb
4. A letter of support is included if you are partnering with someone who is
cited in your project as a participant.
5. The budget for your EDIT project itemizes clearly stated expenditures of your
project (item #14).
6. Have you investigated other funding sources? Did you list sources,
amounts and dates on this application (both applied for and received)?
7. All supporting documents are attached (where applicable):
Conference registration forms (with fees included)
Conference acceptance letter as a presenter
Copy of conference program (your listing) an article, after the
project/conference is completed.
An abstract for Live Wire of not more than one page in length will be required.
(item # 15)
8. Include (copies of) receipts, airline tickets, hotel bills if these, or other
items appear as a part of your budget request.
9. Provide all signatures. (see #11)
10. Are there any blank spaces in the application? If so you must insert the
appropriate information required or indicate not applicable (N/A).
11. Your article for public in Live Wire (of not more than 1 page) is attached to your
application or will be sent to the co-chairs after complexion of your project. It is a
Signature of Applicant(s)
NOTE: If this page is not completed, signed and submitted your application will not be considered by the
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