This year has been such an exciting and memorableone for SUNY. We hope you’ve had as much fun as we have. Take a look back with us on our year at SUNY. We hope to bring you more great stories from our campuses next year. Happy Holidays!
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.
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.
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.