About

The Innovative Instruction Transformation Team, established as an outcome of the SUNY Strategic Plan, made recommendations to leverage the Power of SUNY for supporting academic excellence and student success. A vision for a “network of networks” emerged, including tools and practices that will collaboratively increase efficiency and capacity for SUNY-wide delivery of high quality instruction. The Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have endorsed solutions that will:

  • Enhance teaching and learning by providing affordable, innovative, and flexible education in a full range of instructional formats
  • Develop instructional talent by creating and supporting communities of practice across disciplines and institutions
  • Support, monitor and embrace research on pedagogical practices to continually improve the instructional practices of SUNY faculty
  • Extend teaching and learning environments to provide new avenues for development and delivery of collaborative content, courses, and programs in New York and across the globe

This vision is supported by:

Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) 

IITG is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG encourages development of innovations that meet the Power of SUNY’s transformative vision. Grant recipients will openly share project outcomes in the SUNY Learning Commons, enabling SUNY colleagues to replicate and build upon an innovation.

Open SUNY

Open SUNY is a system-wide effort designed to maximize online-enabled learning opportunities for all SUNY students current and future. Open SUNY, as a concept, seeks to support campuses and faculty in increasing access, completion, and success for their students. Open SUNY draws on a rich history of innovative instruction within the SUNY system including the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and much more. Open SUNY will launch in January of 2014 (details are still in development). All feedback and input is welcome! Tell Us what you think.