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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


Tier One


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.

Project Outcome:

Freshman Design Innovation

Anurag Purwar

Project Team
  • Patricia Aceves, Stony Brook University
  • Qiaode Jeffrey Ge, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University


Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Assists students in designing and developing intuitive, multi-touch universal apps for iOS and Android platforms - for application both in-class and online environments.

Project Outcome:

In addition to a new website (under construction) Dr. Purwar has created 1) a universal mechanism design application (app) for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform, and 2) a new Freshman Design Innovation class, which is being offered for the first time at Stony Brook in the Fall 2015.