CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
2014 SUNY CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE
Students graduating between June 2013 and May 2014 may be considered for
this prestigious honor. The college is seeking nominations of students
who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of
academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include
leadership, campus involvement, community service, arts (creative or
performing), athletics, and/or career achievement. Nomination forms and
instructions are available
here; the application deadline is December 6, 2013.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Academic Affairs Office is soliciting nominations for the 2014 FIT
Faculty Excellence Award and FIT President’s Award for Excellence.
Please complete and submit the
nomination form by Monday, December 9. General information on the
Faculty Excellence Awards can be found by clicking
SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSION PROPOSALS
The Sustainability Council invites faculty and staff to submit proposals
for presentations to be given at breakout sessions during the 2014
Sustainable Business and Design Conference to be held in the John E.
Reeves Great Hall April 8. This year’s theme is “People, Planet, and
Prosperity: Measuring Our Impact.” Student projects are also invited,
for exhibition during the conference in the Great Hall and elsewhere on
campus. Information about previous conferences can be found at
fitnyc.edu/sustainability. For more information and to submit a
CALL FOR DIVERSITY
The Diversity Council is seeking
Diversity Grant proposals to support educational projects, scholarly
research, creative endeavors, and professional activities that promote
tolerance and inclusion. A maximum of $5,000 is awarded to each winning
proposal. For more information, contact
Griselda Gonzalez, 73363.
FALL 2013 WELLNESS
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes
for all faculty and staff:
Through December 13
Mondays—Pilates, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Wednesdays—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, noon-1 pm, Room AX25
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Fridays—Boot Camp, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Locker and shower facilities are located near the gym area. You may use
a locker only during class time, must bring your own combination lock,
and must empty your locker after class. Mats are available for purchase
at a discounted price of $10; bring a check, payable to FIT Student
Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 West 27th Street, 11th
floor. For more information, contact
Diana Reyes, 73670.
Foundation: For emerging artists working with socially significant
topics in fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, crafts, etc.), dance, and
video. Award: $1,000-$2,500. Deadline: December 7.
American Association of University Women Career Development Grants:
Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to
advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Primary
consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first
advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available
for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent
care. Awards range from $2,000 to $12,000. Deadline: December 15.
Free Grant and Proposal Writing Courses: The Foundation Center offers
free courses titled “Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts” and
“Proposal Writing Basics” at their offices at 79 Fifth Avenue. Visit
grantspace.org for a complete schedule.
Financial Assistance to Host French Authors: The Cultural Services of
the French Embassy offers financial aid to American institutions wishing to
invite and host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. Visit
frenchculture.org for more information.
Phillips Collection—Center for the Study of Modern Art: Annual prize for
the best unpublished manuscript presenting new research in modern or
contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Preference is given to applicants
whose research focuses on subjects related to the Phillips’ areas of
collecting. Award: $5,000. Deadline: January 15.
Historical Novel Society: Offers an award for an outstanding historical
short story. Award: $3,000. Deadline: April 1.
For other funding opportunities, view the
Grants Digest online. For more information, contact the
Grants Office, 73622.
OFFERS EVENT AND PROJECT SUPPORT
An event or project that fosters inclusion and diversity can carry the
Diversity Council’s stamp of support on promotional materials and be
posted on the college-wide calendar on the council’s website. Complete
the form here
to let the council know about your event or project.
CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
IN TEACHING ONLINE EVENT CALENDAR
The Center for Excellence in Teaching provides faculty-to-faculty
training on incorporating technology into teaching, workshops on
teaching methodologies, and a range of professional development
opportunities. Check their online calendar for upcoming events
here, and learn more about the faculty resources available through
the center by visiting
fitnyc.edu/cet. For more information, contact
Elaine Maldonado, 74062.
Dates for technology training have been announced. Sign up for
technology training or consulting on FIT systems such as the portal,
email, MS Office, web files, and more on the
For more information, contact the
Technology Development Team.
FIT employees are required to complete two online training sessions that
fulfill federal Affirmative Action requirements for government
employees. The sessions, Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing
Employee Discrimination, take 60 to 90 minutes each, and do not have to
be completed in one sitting. You should complete both sessions every two
here to access online sessions. For more information, contact
Griselda Gonzalez, 74009.