Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.
For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/archive.htm
1. Project REACH – application deadline: Friday, October 12
Project REACH (Resources and Education on Autism as CUNY’s Hallmark) has made funding available to support a mini-grant program for the CUNY colleges. Project REACH is a relatively new university-wide project that is funded in part by the FAR Fund and coordinated by the CUNY Central Office Division of Student Affairs. The purpose of the project is to enhance CUNY’s capacity to support its growing population of college students with autism spectrum disorders. The Project REACH mini-grant program is offered by the Central Office Division of Student Affairs, in association with the Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services, to provide targeted tax-levy resources to CUNY colleges for programs that increase the quality and quantity of services and supports to students with autism spectrum disorders.
The RFP is attached. This competition is open to all CUNY stakeholders interested in developing success strategies for students along autism spectrum continuum, including but not limited to: Student Affairs professionals, faculty, diversity staff members, department heads, and student organizations. This is an exciting opportunity for campuses to develop ideas to address the issues and challenges relevant to the population of CUNY students on the autism spectrum. All relevant information is attached in the RFP.
The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lisa Pollich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 652-2004 if you have any questions or need any additional information.
2. Diversity Projects Development Fund – application deadline: Tuesday, October 23
The Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF), sponsored by the Office of Recruitment and Diversity, is a University-wide initiative developed to assist in the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities that promote diversity, affirmative action, multiculturalism, and nondiscrimination. Projects selected for funding are usually for or about populations that are traditionally under-represented within higher education.
The DPDF announcement that discusses the program and application procedures, along with the application cover sheet, updates on the program, and a listing of the most recent recipients and the title of their projects are available at:
The application deadline is October 23, 2012. Please note that the program runs January 2013 through August 2013, but monies awarded must be spent before June 30, 2013. As always, this program is subject to funding availability.
This program is part of the University’s commitment to pluralism and diversity. Although the program is open to all current full and part-time members of the University Instructional Staff, CUNY’s protected groups, including Italian Americans, are especially encouraged to apply.