Join the Community of Practice as an ‘Open SUNY Fellow’

 

Joining the Center for Online Teaching Excellence means becoming part of the formal Community of Practice at SUNY. Members of the Community are known as ‘Open SUNY Fellows’ and are asked to share their experience and expertise through roles that ensure they are recognized and supported by the Center, campuses, and their peers. Open SUNY Fellowship is open to all all online learning practitioners and relies on self-nomination supported by a set of expectations to ensure Open SUNY Fellows can contribute effectively to the community. Though many of us wear multiple hats and could fit multiple roles, we ask that you select the one role where you meet the qualifications and can make the commitments for participation in the community without reservation. The nominations will be reviewed by a group comprising of directors of online learning to ensure Open SUNY Fellows bring the right set of experience and expertise to the community. join_us_2

Read the expectations on experience and expertise associated with each of the roles and then click next to submit the form for Open SUNY Fellowship!

Interested in Online-Enabled Education – Join Here

Select this role if you have little or no experience in online education, and are interested in learning more about online teaching and learning, or you just want to keep up to date with COTE activities.

Experienced Online Practitioner  – Join Here

Select this role if you meet the criteria as evidenced by your responsibilities in teaching online or supporting those who teach or learn online, AND if you are willing to make the specified commitments to the community of practice OR you just want to keep up to date with COTE activities.  The Experienced role is intended to recognize all individuals who have experience contributing to high quality online teaching and learning.

Expert Online Instructional Designer – Join Here

Expert Online Instructional Designers have significant expertise supporting faculty in the design and development of effective online teaching and learning environments. Select this role if you meet the specific expertise criteria, and are willing to make the specified commitments to the Community of Practice.


Online Teaching Exemplar, Coach and Mentor – Join Here

An Online Teaching Exemplar, Coach, and Mentor have significant recent experience or expertise in online teaching and learning and are willing to coach and mentor other faculty. Individuals in these roles are actively involved in the online teaching and learning community through participation in SUNY communities, like Open SUNY, Directors of Online and Distance Learning Environments (DOODLE),  national associations, like Online Learning Consortium (OLC, formerly SLOAN-C), University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Quality Matters.  Select this role if you meet the specific expertise criteria for this role, and are willing to make the specified commitments to the Community of Practice.


Online Innovator/Researcher – Join Here

An Online Innovator/Researcher is engaged in scholarly work on how people teach and learn in technology-mediated environments, and/or engaged in innovation using practices of technologies that push the boundaries of online teaching and learning with at least 3 years professional experience in online education. Select this role if you meet the specific expertise criteria for this role, and are willing to make the specified commitments to the Community of Practice.


Friend of SUNY – Join Here

The Open SUNY COTE Community of Practice is focused on SUNY online learning practitioners; however, we recognize the benefits of extending our Community to include non-SUNY online teaching practitioners. Select this role if you are interested or experienced in online teaching and learning in any capacity and are not employed by SUNY or a member of the SUNY academic community.