In accordance with Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
The University will allocate $1 million between FY18 and FY20 for the Faculty Initiative
Fund. In each year of the Agreement, UNAC members may apply to the Statewide
Academic Committee (SAC) for funds to support initiatives including innovative research,
creative activity or performance, or other scholarly endeavors. Faculty Initiative Funds may
also be used as seed money toward the procurement of external grants and contracts.
Decisions by the SAC are at the sole discretion of the University and not subject to the
dispute resolution process under Article 7. United Academics will be notified by the
University of award recipients and the amounts awarded to each.
A Request for Proposals for the last tranche of this funding was distributed to faculty late in November, 2018, with a deadline of February 1, 2019 for proposals. Awards were announced in April. A full list of successful projects may be accessed here.