Throughout its 65-year history, SUNY has awarded tens of thousands of degrees and certificates across New York State and in conjunction with partners across the global landscape. SUNY has grown from a collection of colleges separated and scattered through villages, towns, and cities to a diverse system of institutions that impact New Yorkers (and Americans) at an immeasurable level. Because of this massive presence, the colleges and universities that make up SUNY have acquired world-leading expert faculty and some of the brightest students to collaborate and create with the aim to positively change the lives of everybody.
In the essence of Independence Day, we highlight ten interesting and substantial ways that SUNY impacts America. Check them out after the jump — and let us know what you think in the comments!
On December 17, 2012, the Board of Trustees passed a Resolution setting new policy to ensure seamless student transfer. The Resolution, two years in the making and representative of a University-wide consultative process, marks an important milestone for SUNY and serves as a terrific example of the important role that System Administration can play in supporting SUNY’s core mission.
It’s likely that each of us know (in fact some of us may well be…) students who started their academic career at one college, and ultimately attended two, three, or even four institutions on the path to earning a degree. For many who begin their studies at a community college, transfer to a four-year institution is part of their plan from the start. For others, it can be a change of interests, new responsibilities, or any number of life circumstances that leads to the decision to transfer. Last year alone, 27,000 students transferred from one SUNY campus to another.