The PAPER Institute (Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida) joins Two Sides as an Allied Organization
The Institute’s mission is to encourage and support the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business faculty in their research, education, and development endeavors that integrate academic pursuits relevant to the National Paper Trade Alliance (NPTA) and its membership.
The Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Institute's endowment was funded by an endowment from the National Paper Trade Alliance's PAPER Foundation and a matching gift from the State of Florida. The Institute's mission is to encourage and support the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business faculty in their research, education, and development endeavors that integrate academic pursuits relevant to the National Paper Trade Alliance (NPTA) and its membership. Research, education, and development topic selections are made in consultation with the leadership of the PAPER Foundation to assure topic relevance to the industry.
"We welcome the opportunity to cooperate with Two Sides and support its mission of promoting awareness of the sustainability of the North American paper industry's practices and products." - Steven Williamson, PAPER Institute Director.
The PAPER Institute engages in the following activities:
- Conducts research, education, and development activities based on proposals solicited from the faculty and developed by the Institute's director. Research is sought from faculty with diverse backgrounds and interests that lead to diverse outcomes. It is expected that the PAPER Institute endeavors will lead to professional development workshops, and a combination of applied and basic educational research products. The PAPER Institute's director is the official project director of all PAPER Institute projects.
- Research, education, and development activities are funded to the limit of the endowment income dedicated to such activities on a merit basis with the relevance to NPTA and its membership always being of prime consideration. Faculty stipends for PAPER Institute participation are be paid upon completion of the associated project.
- As the liaison for the University of North Florida, the PAPER Institute's director communicates on a regular basis with PAPER Foundation leadership, and attends NPTA and PAPER Foundation meetings to facilitate the communication of mutual needs and plans.
The PAPER Institute
Coggin College of Business
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Contact: Dr. Steven Williamson