SUTRA Organization Information
For the administrators or managers who oversee their organization's cohort course contracts with Stony Brook University
- 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.
- 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.
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
Barbara Franks, Coordinator
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICING:
Diane Perillo, Director
Patricia Dixon, Staff Assistant
FOR NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
Carolyn Jankowski, Assistant Dean
Craig Markson, Assistant Dean