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Nominate an Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador

The Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) recognizes outstanding SUNY online instructors as Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors, and accepts nominations from each SUNY institution annually (The call for nominations takes place during the month of November).

Nomination by an individual’s home campus is required (directors of online learning/online instructional designers, deans, department chairs). Nominees must be SUNY faculty/instructors, Open SUNY Fellows, and have current online teaching experience teaching. They must be considered, “Exemplary online SUNY educators, who are enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be positive and strong advocate for online teaching in our SUNY community.”

Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors are awarded certificate of recognition and a digital badge in honor of this distinction, their profiles are featured on the COTEhub website, and they are afforded opportunities to be online teaching advocates and to share their thoughts with the community in various ways throughout the year.

Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors are encouraged to attend the Open SUNY COTE Summit, an annual conference for online practitioners.

Nominees are required to submit a photo and short bio/description of their online teaching experiences and a testimonial for our website. They may be interviewed and/or videotaped about their online teaching experiences.

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