As we enter the new year, we thought we’d share some of the SUNY news you may have missed during 2012.
This year, SUNY formed of the SUNY Remediation Task Force, whose job it is to determine how a collaborative effort between SUNY and K-12 school districts across New York can best prepare students for college.
Currently, SUNY community colleges spend more than $70 million per year on remediation, and 20 percent — or $93 million — of financial aid awarded to community college students goes toward remedial classes. These amounts may be significantly reduced by the K-12 education system simply reforming its approaches in getting students prepared for college.
Eliminating the need for remedial education is one of nine major initiatives outlined by Chancellor Zimpher in her 2012 State of the University Address.