It is the policy of Purchase College to encourage the continuing development of the professional and classified staff. This policy shall be implemented by:

  • Recommendation for leave for professional development purposes whenever the services of the staff member can be spared;
  • Approval of requests for travel reimbursement for professional purposes within budgetary limitations;
  • Endorsement of grant applications and tuition waivers for course enrollment, and
  • Encouragement of research and individual study and other methods traditionally employed by institutions of higher education for this purpose including periods of full-time employment outside the State University.

Training - Periodic training opportunities are provided to college faculty and staff on a variety of topics and at a variety of locations, on and off-campus. Contact the Human Resources Office for further information. In addition, programs are frequently offered to supervisory and support staff through various programs and collective bargaining agreements. 

For information regarding registration and current offerings by the various bargaining unions, please visit the following website for your respective bargaining union: