Below you will find research, teaching and personal support resources for full-time and part-time faculty at Binghamton University's School of Management (SOM).
Learn about funding opportunities and support for research, writing, and other scholarly activities.
School of Management
Visiting Speaker Funds
Visiting speaker funds are available to assist SOM academic areas with bringing in outside speakers who will enrich the school's scholarship, culture, and learning. Any faculty interested in bringing in a speaker may submit a request to their area chair for consideration.
Presidential Diversity Research Grant
The Presidential Diversity Research Grant provides support to assistant professors, who are members of historically underrepresented groups, as they pursue research and scholarship opportunities. The funding is aimed at helping faculty engage in research activities necessary for tenure and promotions. Grants of $5,000 to $8,000 will be awarded annually to successful applicants (awarded funds are available after July 1, 2023).
Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants Program
The Division of Research Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program is intended for investigators who seek to enhance their research opportunities through collaboration across Binghamton University. This may include projects that represent a new research agenda. Proposals from all areas of scholarship are encouraged.
The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program
The Drescher Program enhances employment opportunities for people who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments, with preference given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities, or employees with military status. The types of support available include: payment of employee's regular salary by the campus; salary for a replacement; and other related expenses for research or study with a justification.
Note: Funding for all grants from NYS-UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee is currently on hold, pending approval of the new UUP contract. Once the contract has been approved, the JLMC expects to resume funding for the Drescher and other awards.
Grants for Employees with Disabilities Program
The Grants for Employees with Disabilities Program provides funding for employees with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to assist them in achieving their professional potential. The funds cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred for professional work-related projects or activities where assitance is not provided by the ADA. The maximum individual award is $5,000 for each application.
External Funding Tools
InfoEd SPIN Search Engine
The InfoEd SPIN platform allows users at Binghamton University to search for funding program announcements using their own terms (Basic/Advanced Search) or through pre-defined keywords (Keyword Search). Researchers at Binghamton can also register for a profile on the site, which allows them to create email alerts for new funding opportunities based on specific search terms.
To create a profile:
- From the landing page, click on "Sign In" in the upper-right corner
- Click on "Need to Create a New Profile?"
- Enter your information
- Click "Save"
- You will receive an email notification once the campus SPIN administrator has added you (typically, within 1-2 business days)
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Binghamton University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which provides resources for faculty members to succeed in higher education. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the NCFDD. Register using your Binghamton email address.
Connect with services that help with course planning, teaching, and student guidance.
- SOM Undergraduate Academic Advising
- SOM Career Services
- Center for Learning and Teaching
- University Tutoring Services
- University Testing Center
- Center for Civic Engagement
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Dean of Students (CARE Team)
- Brightspace Learning Management System Support
- Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Information Technology Services
- Office of Sponsored Programs
- Teaching with Technology and Improving Teaching Outcomes (Instructional Design Services)
- Title IX Reporting Obligations
- Binghamton Support Network
- Dean of Students CARE Team (and how to refer a student of concern)
- Referring a Student to Counseling Services
- Responding to Disturbing Content in a Student's Work
Support for Faculty Parents and Caregivers
The School of Management is committed to assisting faculty parents and caregivers who face unique challenges while pursuing their teaching and research career.
To assist faculty with balancing professional and personal responsibilities, the campus offers a program allowing tenure-track faculty to request an adjustment of work responsibilities during the semester of a birth or adoption, or during the semester following a birth or adoption (Parental Leave General Guidelines can be found here).
The decision regarding the semester in which the adjustment will take place will be based on a discussion between the faculty member and the dean, in consultation with the department chair. The decision should take into account the needs of the faculty member, the department, and the college. During this adjustment period, the faculty member may have their professional obligation allocated exclusively to research and service.
Upon the faculty member’s request, the tenure clock will be stopped for up to one year following the birth or adoption of a child or foster placement. This form should be submitted to the dean’s office, which will forward it to HR for processing.
Binghamton University also participates in the New York State Paid Family Leave Program, which provides eligible employees with paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.
Questions about these leave policies may be directed to the Assistant Director of Human Resources Vicki Metritikas at email@example.com.
Employee Assistance Program
The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an assessment, referral and consultation service available to University faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and their dependents. When personal or work-related problems become difficult to manage, the EAP can help. EAP staff provide confidential, professional, work-site based guidance at no cost. EAP offers supervisory consultations as well as individualized assessment and referral to appropriate community and professional resources. In addition, special programs and lunchtime workshops are coordinated by EAP throughout the year.
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Through education and collaboration, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) aims to foster a broad and inclusive campus culture. Resilience and strength come from the diversity of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives. No matter where faculty, staff, and students are from (or where they are going), they belong at Binghamton University.
Binghamton University Women
Binghamton University Women (BUW) is a social organization bringing together women from across the University – staff, faculty, retirees and spouses/partners – for fellowship and service. Its members support the entire life cycle of University women through programs that build community and raise funds for scholarships and awards for women students.
Academic Affairs Support
- Institutional Data (Office of Institutional Research - OIR)
- Student Affairs Data (Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement – SAASE)
- B-Healthy (Healthy Campus Initiative)
- Annual Security and Fire Report
SOM Policies and Procedures
Awards for School of Management Faculty
The School of Management annually recognizes the research and teaching excellence of it's faculty.
Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
Faculty are eligible for the Teaching Honor Roll if they receive a 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0) for Question 9 (overall rating of instructor) or Question 10 (overall rating of the course), and 50% or more students in the applicable course complete the Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) survey.
Excellence in Teaching Award (Adjunct and Tenure/Tenure-Track)
Faculty recipients are selected by the SOM Awards Committee in the Fall semester and announced in the Spring semester. In order to be eligible, faculty must be on the SOM Honor Roll for both semesters of the academic year prior. Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) survey are also considered as part of the recipient selection process.
Excellence in Research Award
Faculty recipients are selected by the SOM Awards Committee in the Fall semester and announced in the Spring semester. Faculty are considered for the award based on the number and quality of research publications in the previous academic year.
Excellence award recipients are not eligible again (for the same award) for five years from date of receipt of the last award.