Delivers on State of the State Commitment to Select Top Tier Candidates at SUNY Colleges and Universities by Raising Academic Requirements for Entrance into Teaching Programs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees has adopted a measure submitted by the SUNY Chancellor to require new admission requirements for incoming teachers at SUNY colleges and universities. This action by the Board delivers on the Governor’s 2013 State of the State commitment to continue to address teacher quality by raising the bar on recruitment standards.
“The quality of New York’s higher education system depends on having the best and brightest teachers in our classrooms teaching our students,” Governor Cuomo said. “These new admission requirements will help ensure that we are recruiting from exceptional candidates to educate our state’s students. I applaud this action by SUNY to continue striving for higher standards and better results.”
The 2013 Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Awardees and Program Director
At Stony Brook University this summer, 15 talented full-time community college students had the research experience of their academic careers. The students were a select group, awardees of the Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award, an annual award which gives community college students from New York State access to scientific research experience. The 15 deserving winners each represented their community colleges and regions from across the state, working and studying at Stony Brook University with faculty mentors, putting their powers of inquiry into a variety of academic fields and projects. From Long Island locals from Suffolk Community College and Western New York students from Niagara Community College, the program drew in the best and brightest from the SUNY system.
Twenty-three SUNY campuses have been ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Top spots include eleven campuses named “Top Public Regional Universities” in the North; nine in top 100 “Best Regional Universities” in the North; and recognition of SUNY students graduating with some of the least debt in the country.
The national rankings are an affirmation that SUNY’s local focus, statewide commitment, and global connections are creating tremendous value and positions the entire system of SUNY campuses to serve as a leader among the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States.
“As we continue to work with Governor Cuomo to position SUNY and New York to lead in affordability, access, and quality, and President Obama puts these issues into focus nationally, we are proud to be recognized and ranked favorably by U.S. News & World Report,” said SUNY Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to the many campuses representing SUNY on this list.”
Builds upon the State’s Innovation Agenda with First Network, “SUNY 4E,” to focus on Energy, Environment, Economics and Education
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York will launch the first of four SUNY Networks of Excellence to support increased research collaborations between SUNY and industry partners in order to spur commercialization activities. This “SUNY 4E” network will focus on societal challenges in energy, the environment, economics, and education.
SUNY Networks of Excellence are part of Governor Cuomo’s Innovation Agenda that include START-UP NY, incubator “Hot Spots,” the New York State Venture Capital Fund and the NYS Innovation Network to foster entrepreneurialism and economic growth through public-private partnerships and give researchers the tools they need to bring their ideas to market.
Increasing student access, reducing student debt through college ratings system proposed at the nation’s most comprehensive public university system.
On a historic trip to New York last week that marked the third and fourth SUNY campus visited, President Obama announced an effort he calls “Making College More Affordable” in order to strengthen the middle class. The aim of this approach will be to hold colleges responsible for student performance and tying that, among other metrics, to financial aid distributed to students in the future.
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher was excited, but not surprised, for the two Presidential SUNY stops. “In partnership with Governor Cuomo, we have enacted a series of proactive policies that have positioned SUNY to remain one of the most affordable and quality higher education options in the United States,” she said.