SUNY Learning Network Wins Online Education Award
Albany - The Sloan-C consortium of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the State University of New York's SUNY Learning Network as the recipient of its Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide ALN Programming (Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) are networks for anytime/anywhere learning).
Sloan-C recognized the SUNY Learning Network, citing its primary goal of bringing SUNY's diverse, high-quality instructional programs within the reach of learners everywhere. In the 2001-02 academic year, the SUNY Learning Network enabled more than 40,000 student enrollments in 2,500 online courses. The fifty-five SUNY campuses participating in the SUNY Learning Network now offer fifty-five complete online degree and certificate programs.
"The SUNY Learning Network continues to garner national recognition," said SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King. "We are very proud of our online model, utilizing technology to bring the high quality courses taught by our excellent faculty to students everywhere."
"The recognition by Sloan-C is a significant honor," said University Provost Peter D. Salins. "The SLN is a program that faculty are dedicated to, and that consistently garners student and faculty satisfaction scores well over 90 percent."
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C is a consortium of more that 200 academic institutions dedicated to improving online education in the areas of learning effectiveness, access, affordability, and student and faculty satisfaction. Other recipients of this years' awards include the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. The awards will be presented at the 8th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks in Orlando, FL on November 8, 2002.
The State University of New York is the largest university system in the United States with more than 388,000 students enrolled in more than 5,100 fields of study on 64 campuses.