Professional Development

The initial charge of the Professional Development Committee is to gather information on professional development opportunities for professional staff at Binghamton University, as well as to gather information on activities currently taking place on other SUNY campuses. The committee also serves to gather information from constituents regarding their professional development needs.

Employer Career Advancement Information

1) UUP Professional Staff

2) Research Foundation (RF)



Employer Provided Educational Benefits


      • Available to all Binghamton University and Research Foundation employees
      • Applications should be submitted no later than the first week of classes
      • Classes must be successfully completed
      • Classes cannot be audited
      • Summer term students will pay up front, and be reimbursed later (due to the                      budget cycle)
      • Courses can be taken from any state operated campus, NOT including community c          colleges


  • Available to UUP members only
  • Covers tuition for one couse each semester at a state operated campus NOT including community colleges.
  • Courses cannot be audited

For more information, contact Luanne DiRico



Binghamton University: Binghamton, NY
Empire State College: Saratoga Springs, NY
Fielding Institute: Santa Barbara, CA
Nova University: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Union Institute: Cincinnati, OH
Walden University: Minneapolis, MN

On-Campus Trainings for Students, Faculty and Professionals:

Binghamton University's Center for Learning and Teaching

Center for Innovative & Continuing Education

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

University Center for Training & Development

      Calendar of Events

Leadership Development Program

SUNY Training & Development

Professional Associations of PEC Divisions, Annual Conferences

Group Dynamics

Ada K. Rice Institute, Group Dynamics
Esalen Institute, Group Dynamics
National Training Institute, Group Dynamics

Online Professional Development Opportunities:


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Financial Support

AFL--CIO Guide To Union-Sponsored Scholarships, Awards, and Student Financial Aid

815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Directory Of Financial Aids for Women (1997-1999), Free for Union Members

Gail Ann Schlachter
Reference Service Press
1000 Industrial Road, Suite 9
San Carlos, CA 94070 ($ 45+ $ 4)
ISBN 0918276527

The Big Book of Minority Opportunities:
Directory of Special Programs for Minority Group Members

Garrett Park Press
P.O. Box 190 F
Garrett, MD 20895
Main Reference -- HD5724.D56 1997

Directory of National Information Sources On Disabilities (6th Edition, 1994-95)

National Institute of Disability & Rehabilitation Research
US Dept of Education
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents (S/N 051-000-00202-4)

Veterans Administration
Superintendent of Documents
US Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20402 ($ 2.50)

Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and their Families

Gail Ann Schlachter & R. David Weber
Reference Service Press
1000 Industrial Road, Suite 9
San Carlos, CA 94070 ($ 38.50+ $ 4)
ISBN 0918276373


Last Updated: 11/9/15