SUNY Announces First Innovative Instruction Technology Grants
For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 2, 2012
Contact: David Doyle; David.Doyle@suny.edu; 518-320-1311
Albany – The State University of New York today announced recipients of the 2012 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program, which funds campus innovations and initiatives that have the potential to be replicated throughout the SUNY system and benefit students and faculty worldwide.
IITG is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG encourages development of innovations that meet The Power of SUNY’s transformative vision. Grant recipients will openly share project outcomes, enabling SUNY colleagues to replicate and build upon an innovation.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “This new competitive grants program will enable partnerships across SUNY to leverage technology as a means to educate students. It serves as an excellent example of the power of SUNY to realize efficiencies through the sharing of resources and instructional partnerships within our system.”
SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David K. Lavallee, who administers the program, said, “The IITG program puts SUNY is a position to support specific projects on our campuses that have the potential to be implemented elsewhere in the system, to the greater benefit of our faculty, staff, and students across New York. Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees.”
Of the 117 proposals submitted, 48 were selected to receive awards across three different funding tiers. These awards will foster study and development of educational gaming tools, e-textbooks, online classes, e-portfolios for lifelong learning, and more.
Several projects included collaborations by two or more campuses and/or with local organizations and businesses. A complete list of grant-funded projects is available online.
All projects included an assessment and communications plan to ensure that the new innovations can be openly shared and replicated across SUNY. Funded projects demonstrating potential for multi-campus use will be eligible to apply for additional funds in 2013.
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