Projects Underway

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Interactive Program Design Website: Supporting Innovations, Technologies and Professional Development

Dr. Nan Travers, Director, Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning

Project Team

Empire State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

This project will create an interactive academic program design website to build SUNY-wide strategic direction in programmatic offerings, while bolstering campus constituents’ knowledge, skills and confidence in design, implementation, and sustainability of new initiatives to meet higher educational demands of the 21st century. Through a partnership SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Genesee Community College, SUNY Rockland Community College, and SUNY’s Center for Professional Development (CPD), this project will: 1) develop strategic prompts for curriculum, assessment, academic and student support services, and applied learning program designs; 2) develop a repository of SUNY-wide teaching and learning initiatives, resources and tools; 3) provide peer-to-peer professional development opportunities across SUNY through different modalities to enhance use of strategic directions, resources and tools; and 4) create a culture and network of sharing ideas, processes, resources and tools across SUNY campuses.

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Designing Cross-Cultural Collaborative Online Learning Tool-Kit for SUNY Faculty

Alex Kumi-Yeboah

Project Team

Albany, University at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will survey the SUNY environment to create a network of those involved in scholarly communication. The goal is to create closer alignment and deeper partnerships for librarians and faculty in pursuing scholarly research, grants and publication.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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

Workshop materials for the creation of algorithmic and mathematical problems in Blackboard.

Casey Raymond

Project Team

Oswego, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will create a set of documents and videos describing methods to create numeric questions in Blackboard that contain multiple dependent variables. The use of multiple dependent variables allow for complex, multi-step questions to be provided to students.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

The SUNY Open Education Research Lab

Samuel Abramovich

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

The SUNY Open Education Research Lab’s core mission is to both actively engage and support empirical research of of SUNY’s Open Education efforts. We will do this by engaging in our own research of Open SUNY projects and, when appropriate, providing consultation and research to other Open SUNY educational efforts.

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STEM Open Educational Resources (OERs): Development and Integration of STEM OERs across SUNY

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Audeliz Matias, Empire State College
  • Kevin Woo, Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The proposed project will expand our current efforts to capitalize on SUNY faculty experience to develop OERs in STEM areas, based on the need to increase access to STEM research techniques for students learning at a distance or with other barriers to access, and to introduce STEM topics to engage and on ramp non-traditional and adult learners into STEM programs.

Project Outcome:

Scaling up OER Discovery and Adoption: Building an open digital learning and publishing network across SUNY

Katherine Pitcher

Project Team
  • Ginger Bidell, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo
  • Leah Galka, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Leah Root, SUNY Geneseo
  • Ryann Lindsay, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

There will be three major areas of exploration within this project: 1. Create a faculty course supports team and community of practice for OER adoption and development. 2. Create and develop a digital publishing and learning platform to curate and support this OER content which is openly licensed and may be reused, remixed, and adopted into future courses. 3. Develop a sustainable service and business model for OER content creation, curation, and hosting through Open SUNY Textbooks.

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Open SUNY Information Literacy Initiatives

Logan Rath

Project Team
  • Jessica Clemens, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Katie DeRusso, SUNY Cobleksill
  • Carleen Huxley, Jefferson Community College
  • Alice Wilson, Monroe Community College

Brockport, State University College at

2014

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Creation and facilitation of a system for identification and curation of shareable content produced by SUNY faculty.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Gift and Deselection Manager Online

Mark Sullivan

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of a workflow tool to enable coordinated collection development, last copy detection, and resource sharing. By linking gift processing, conspectus analysis, and deselection among all the SUNY libraries, GDM Online will allow for enhanced acquisitions through usage data from ILLiad systems, book lists, and circulation statistics.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD.

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