SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College working together on new shared services ventures
Jul31

SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College working together on new shared services ventures

SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College announced today that both schools will be entering into a shared services agreement.  This comes on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the SUNY System announcing the goal of utilizing shared services reduce administrative costs and redirect funding to direct instruction and student support services. “These critical first steps towards implementing common sense and cost...

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New Veterans Affairs Officer to serve students at Canton and Potsdam
May30

New Veterans Affairs Officer to serve students at Canton and Potsdam

SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam have appointed their first shared officer to serve both institutions. Patrick Massaro will be the new Veterans and Military Services Coordinator, a newly created position designed to be the primary contact for military families and to advise veterans’ organizations on university campuses. Massaro’s previous experience uniquely qualifies him to tackle the job, given his military background and the fact that...

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Community colleges develop shared online learning program
Apr30

Community colleges develop shared online learning program

Five SUNY community colleges have teamed up to form an online learning partnership that will facilitate progress in 34 associate degree and certificate programs that can be completed completely online. The five partner institutions in the Online Western New York Learning Alliance (OWL) are Corning, Erie, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Jamestown and Monroe Community Colleges. Marilyn Zagora, JCC’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs...

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NY, SUNY offer solutions to exploding college costs
Mar27

NY, SUNY offer solutions to exploding college costs

In a commentary for CNN’s schools of thought, Chancellor Zimpher offers New York’s approach to keeping college affordable as a model for the nation: My View: A model for addressing college costs College costs are exploding. Last fall, U.S. public four-year colleges increased tuition by more than 7%. Combined with severe cuts in state funding, university systems are scrambling to get a hold of skyrocketing costs. Worse, more than half...

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Doctorate Program Coming to Jefferson Community College
Mar09

Doctorate Program Coming to Jefferson Community College

Jefferson Community College has brokered a new alliance to advance the Jefferson Higher Education Center (JHEC) initiative.  St. John Fisher College will be joining the JHEC as an official partner institution.  Starting this May, St. John Fisher College will offer an Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Executive Leadership on the JCC campus. The JHEC initiative began as an effort to increase access to various degree programs, including...

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A “smart” pairing: Cross-town program trains a new workforce
Feb21

A “smart” pairing: Cross-town program trains a new workforce

Starting this fall, the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College will be working together on a new venture to provide green jobs training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Coming off the heels of being awarded federal funding to turn a traditional electrical grid into a “smart grid,” the schools will be offering advanced coursework and training in smart grid technology and development. This collaboration builds on...

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