Back in August, SUNY announced the first recipients of the Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program. The program – which is open to SUNY faculty and support staff – encourages solutions to meet The Power of SUNY’s mission. The hope is that project outcomes and initiatives will be replicated throughout the SUNY system to benefit students and faculty worldwide.
Forty eight proposals were funded to develop educational gaming tools, e-textbooks, online classes, e-portfolios for lifelong learning, and more. Additionally, many of the awards involve collaboration between campuses and local organizations and businesses.
At the time, SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David K. Lavallee, who administers the program, said, “The IITG program puts SUNY in a position to support specific projects on our campuses that have the potential to be implemented elsewhere in the system, to the greater benefit of our faculty, staff, and students across New York.”
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said, “This new competitive grants program will enable partnerships across SUNY to leverage technology as a means to educate students. It serves as an excellent example of the power of SUNY to realize efficiencies through the sharing of resources and instructional partnerships within our system.”
Emily Schwartz is the Coordinator of Open SUNY Communication and Projects.