SUNY this week welcomed SUNY Student Assembly President-elect Tremayne Price as the newest member of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Mr. Price is a graduate student at the University at Albany who recently earned his bachelor’s degree at the campus.
“SUNY students are at the core of the university’s mission and it is critical that they are represented by an individual whose sole purpose on the Board of Trustees is to ensure that their collective voice is heard,” said SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. “We are happy to welcome Trey Price and look forward to working with him and the Student Assembly over the next year.”
Chancellor Zimpher today announced that the SUNY System is one of 10 public university systems nationally to partner with Coursera to develop a common platform for the delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The partnership will provide all SUNY campuses with an avenue to offer and use MOOCs on the Coursera platform as part of Open SUNY.
Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC platform provider, has more than 3.5 million learners enrolled in 374 courses to date. As coordination of SUNY MOOC activity on the Coursera platform will be formalized this summer, it will complement the Open SUNY vision that students could earn up to one-third of their college credits from sources outside their home campus.
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Melissa Graham, a student at SUNY Geneseo, chats with the Generation SUNY team about her recent Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which she received in the spring of 2013. Ms. Graham studies Biology, which she plans on using to continue studying epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. We explore Ms. Graham’s motivation and goals in this exciting #IWA!
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The second annual meeting of the SUNY Distinguished Academy will be held, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Twenty-nine SUNY faculty will be inducted into the Distinguished Academy. They will be honored for their promotion to the distinguished rank – the highest system honor conferred upon SUNY faculty.
Also being recognized on this occasion as the Distinguished Academy Honorary Inductee is Richard Gambino of Stony Brook University for his extensive work in Engineering. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established last March. These active members have undertaken a strong set of initiatives to work on in the coming year, and they will gather at this meeting to strategize on a plan for accomplishing these goals.
Students explore the TEC-SMART GE Wind Technology Lab at Hudson Valley CC, which is one of 30 SUNY community colleges to be affected by the $14.6M U.S. Dept. of Labor grant.
For those in the job market, many skills can be acquired, while others you need to learn before you apply for that dream job. SUNY Community Colleges are looking to make learning those skills a little easier. As a result of a $14.6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, SUNY is partnering with New York State businesses to develop and deliver new education programs with targeted workforce training. At a meeting at the SUNY Global Center today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to announce some of the community college programs that have been developed as a result of this grant.
The grant is a part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. Monroe Community College is leading the consortium of 30 SUNY community colleges and working with over 150 New York State business and economic development organizations to design programs that meet the needs of employers in high-need industries, including nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing.