– State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced the
winners of the 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization (CAFI).
encourages the establishment of new and innovative study abroad programs in
less commonly traveled destinations. Also taken into consideration is the
exploration of underrepresented academic disciplines in study abroad. SUNY
works as a consortium for study abroad, therefore new programs are available to
students from throughout the SUNY system. Recipients receive $4,000 to
support the program and to help make it more affordable for students.
by SUNY Global’s Office of International Programs (OIP), the top proposals were
selected by a committee of five SUNY campus representatives from applications
submitted from across the state.
recipients of this year’s award are:
Glidden, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, SUNY Oswego, for
“Crafting Sustainable Communities” in Ecuador;
Warcup, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Integrated
Health, Finger Lakes Community College, for “Thai Massage Study Abroad Course”
in Chiang Mai, Thailand;
Factor, Professor, Department of Biology, Purchase College for “Coral Reef
Biology and Ecology” in Honduras;
Rivera, Chair and Professor, Department Modern Languages and Literatures, SUNY
Fredonia, for “Thematic International Education Seminars, T.I.E.S.” in Puebla,
Fromm Faria, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College at
Brockport, for “Integrative Approaches to Global Social Work” in Russia.
award is especially relevant in that it supports SUNY’s strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. The plan
focuses on Six Big Ideas, one of which is SUNY and the World, which calls on
SUNY to “increase the opportunities for international exposure throughout all
courses and degrees” in an effort to create a globally competent student body.
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