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SUTRA Organization Information

For the administrators or managers who oversee their organization's cohort course contracts with Stony Brook University


 

Key Terms
  • Cohort: Employees or teacher center members who are taking courses together as a group as part of a contracted program between Stony Brook University and a coordinating  or sponsoring organization.
  • Day 10: The   tenth day counting from the first meeting of the class (does not include weekends). An important day for University record-keeping, Day 10 is the   last day  to add or drop a course without financial liability.
  • GPD:  Graduate Program Director.
  • Organization:  Used to refer to the teacher's center or human services agency that is contracting with Stony Brook University.
  • Org Administrator: The representative who manages the payment of their employees or members.
  • R & A: Records and Admissions, the team of SPD staff members who process the applications and manage the records, scheduling and enrollment.
  • SPD:  The School of Professional Development, which offers and administers these SUTRA programs for Stony Brook University.
  • SUTRA: Describes the contract between SBU and the participating organization or teacher's center; is often used as an adjective to distinguish cohort classes or students.
Enrollment Information
  • Organization administrators will be aware of who is applying and planning to enroll into the cohort via their shared Google Information Sheet.
  • Any changes to a student's enrollment must be reported to SPD, faculty, and the Contracted Organization prior to Day 10 of the scheduled course, submitting a Cohort Leave of Absence or Return from Absence Form  to the SPD Email address listed on the form. Otherwise, students will be subject to financial liability. Verbal notifications are not acceptable
  • After students have been enrolled by SPD Records and Admissions, SPD Finance will contact the org administrator to confirm the enrolled students prior to billing.
  • The organization collects payment from students.
  • Students may not enroll in cohorts other than their original cohort.
Communication

Any communication regarding an applicant or student’s status can only be discussed between the student and the appropriate University representative.  Students should be directed to contact their Graduate Program Director with questions regarding their program, or the School of Professional Development Records and Admissions regarding policies or procedures.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ADMISSION OR ENROLLMENT:

Lori Lyons, Director
Records and Admissions (R & A)
School of Professional Development
Lori.Lyons@stonybrook.edu
631.632.7033

Barbara Franks, Coordinator
SUTRA Programs
School of Professional Development
Barbara.Franks@stonybrook.edu
631.632.9213


FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICING:

Diane Perillo, Director
Finance and Administration
School of Professional Development
Diane.Perillo@stonybrook.edu
631.632.7101

Patricia Dixon, Staff Assistant
School of Professional Development
Patricia.Dixon@stonybrook.edu  
631.632.9486

 

FOR NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:

Carolyn Jankowski, Assistant Dean
Human Services Programs
Carolyn.Jankowski@stonybrook.edu
631.632.7059

Craig Markson, Assistant Dean
Teachers Professional Development
Craig.Markson@stonybrook.edu
631.632.7067