We worked incredibly hard this year to leverage our systemness and move our students forward. There have been so many exciting developments across SUNY; these are some of the accomplishments we are most proud of.
The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program was extended to all SUNY campuses in 2012, leveraging SUNY’s systemness to support economic development statewide. The plans from each of SUNY’s four university centers have been approved by Governor Cuomo.
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the recipients of Round Two of the Regional Economic Development initiative funding. The regional councils were established in 2011 to evaluate and redesign how the state approached economic development. The initiative enables community, business, and academic leaders in the development of strategic plans that specifically address their region’s unique strengths and resources in order create jobs and support economic growth.
Of the $738 million that was awarded to organizations statewide, SUNY campus initiatives received over $12,000,000 in funding. Some of the SUNY projects that were recognized included:
As we count down to the new year, we thought we’d share some of the SUNY news you may have missed during 2012.
Binghamton University approved for NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant
This year, Governor Cuomo signed the Binghamton University NYSUNY 2020 challenge grant, which approves a plan that includes the development of a $70 million Smart Energy Center that will help revitalize the Southern Tier economy and create more than 840 Binghamton University and private sector jobs.
Educators from across the nation met this week to launch with Chancellor Zimpher the system’s Statewide Teacher Education Network. The conference featured several speakers and breakout sessions to share best practices now under way at SUNY campuses.
Through a series of faculty development and research opportunities, S-TEN will enable SUNY to lead campus faculty as they engage with their P-12 partners in education to implement clinically-rich teacher and leader preparation strategies within the four areas, both before and after certification.
SUNY prepares a quarter of New York State’s teachers, which means that SUNY’s role on the education pipeline is implicitly influential. To ensure that these educators are receiving the most effective, comprehensive preparation before hitting the field—and then while in the workforce—the newly-established S-TEN will engage SUNY faculty across the state to instate high quality professional development and research.
The Fashion Institute of Technology hosted its 2nd Annual Fashion and Finance Forum on Tuesday, October 23. A packed Haft Auditorium filled with FIT and SUNY alumni got a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the featured conversation between Nobel Laureate economists Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz and ask questions of them. Moderated by Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the forum was a chance to examine how and why certain economic policies work on the verge of the upcoming Presidential election.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher had the opportunity to introduce the panelists to the audience. She explained how SUNY, with its large system of institutions, is making such a difference in the worlds of energy, community vibrancy, the global economy, health care, and international relations. Chancellor Zimpher summed up the role of SUNY in these times through a quote by NY Times columnist David Leonhart – “Education, educating more people, and educating them better is simply the best bet any society can make.” Continue reading