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 in 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
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
About the State University
of New York
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York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
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programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe. To
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