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Career Brand Management for Everyone: Expanding Access to Career Development Learning by Launching an On-Demand, Competency-Based OPEN SUNY Specialization on Coursera

Valeri Chukhlomin, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Debra Schubert, Secretary to the Dean, The School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Tom Mackey, Interim Provost
  • Carolyn Hunt, Director, The Office of Supported Programs

Empire State College

2017

Tier Three

Project Summary:

Expanding access to career development learning for students, alumni, and adult learners across New York state, the United States, and globally, the project proposes to finalize Career Brand Management specialization and permanently deploy it on Coursera; this four-course, OPEN SUNY project was piloted in 2016 and has so far enrolled 44,500 learners from 168 countries.

Project Outcome:

Designing Competency-based PLA Pathways to Scale Up Completion and Learner Success

Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Dr. Michele Forte, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Using Flatworld, a competency-based learning platform, faculty teams will develop CBE PLA for: a) SUNY Transfer Path areas of Business, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice/Criminology; b) developmental skills in basic communications and mathematics to align with SUNY General Education learning outcomes; and c) workplace learning acquired through the Center for Disability Services in Human Services/ Human Services Management.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Prior Learning Assessment: A Competency-Based, E-Portfolio Framework

Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Amy Tweedy, Empire State College
  • Ashley Frank, Empire State College
  • Joan Johnsen, Empire State College
  • Lisa Wilson, SUNY Potsdam
  • Louise Levine, Empire State College
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Robert Carey, Empire State College
  • Ross Garmil, Empire State College
  • Thomas Kerr, Empire State College

Empire State College

2014

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Examines how Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) can be documented by students and assessed through use of an e-Portfolio, and provides professional development to faculty advisors and evaluators to assess college/university-level learning acquired outside traditional academic environments in support of student success and degree completion.

Project Outcome:

This IITG project worked to scale-up with five proof-of-concept sub-projects across SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Potsdam.

Math Course Redesign Project

Nicole Adsitt

Project Team
  • Shannon Reohr, Cayuga Community College

Cayuga Community College

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Creation of modules to support personalized instruction in mathematics by allowing students to work at a guided self-pace, with a focus on content mastery.

Project Outcome:

Cayuga College's vision is to create efficient educational pathways for students as they pursue their long term goals

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