Professional Development Opportunities and Funding

Hudson Valley Community College offers employees a multitude of ways to increase professional development and incentives for furthering your education. Some of these are negotiated in your employee contract and guidelines can be found in all employee contracts. Listed below are some of the opportunities that are available to you, since these opportunities do change periodically a complete and current list of funding resources can always be located on our website.

Tuition Waivers
You could be eligible for a tuition waiver! Eligible employees may request a waiver of up to eight evening credit hours and up to four credit hours during the normal workday. Consult with your employee contract for specific guidelines. Tuition Waiver Procedures

Personnel Resources Committee
Hudson Valley Community College allocates monies to the Personnel Resources Committee each year to support faculty and staff professional development requests. For more information on the guidelines for funding, please consult the Personnel Resources web page.

SUNY Tuition Waiver, funded by SUNY
SUNY sponsors a $4,383 tuition waiver fund that grants faculty and NTPs 50% of tuition, up to six credit hours per semester, at any SUNY Institution. Funds are allocated on a first come-first served basis. Fees are not reimbursable. Contact Suzanne Kalkbrenner in the President's Office at (518) 629-4530 or s.kalkbrenner@hvcc.edu for more information.

SUNY Tuition Reimbursement funded by Hudson Valley Community College
Hudson Valley Community College sponsors a $47,500 tuition reimbursement fund that grants faculty, NTP and Classified staff 50% of tuition, up to six credit hours per semester, at any SUNY institution. Funds are allocated on a first come-first served basis. Fees are not reimbursable. Contact Suzanne Kalkbrenner in the President's office at (518) 629-4530 or s.kalkbrenner@hvcc.edu for more information.

President's Innovation Fund
Grants are offered each year by the president to fund innovative projects that explore teaching and learning processes and assessment thereof. The president seeks novel approaches and creative activities at Hudson Valley Community College to enrich the college's teaching and learning environment and/or the assessment of student outcomes. Additional information may be found on the college's website or by contacting the President's Office at (518) 629-4530.

Faculty Workshop Day
The College budgets each year to support professional development opportunities for Faculty Workshop Day in February.

Staff Development Day
The College budgets each year to support professional development opportunities for Staff Development Day in May.

Training
The College is required by a variety of statutes at the state and federal level to provide training to its employees. Where such training is mandated, the college will comply with the law. This may require an employee to attend training sessions and sign certification forms. Failure to comply with such mandates may result in disciplinary action.