FACT2 Awards

Excellence in Instruction & Excellence in Instructional Support Awards

The FACT2 Excellence in Instruction Awards, Excellence in Instructional Support Awards and Excellence in Administrative Leadership Awards are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently noteworthy achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These awards underscore SUNY’s commitment to the use of technology to support access to superior education, to advance the boundaries of knowledge, and to serve the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its Instructional Faculty, Technology Support Professionals and Administrative Leaders.   Please use this opportunity to showcase the excellent work being performed on your campus.  Awards will be presented at CIT 2021.

There are six awards:

  • FACT2 Excellence in Instruction: Community Colleges
  • FACT2 Excellence in Instruction: State-Operated and Statutory Campuses
  • FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support: Community Colleges
  • FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support: State-Operated and Statutory Campuses
  • FACT2 Excellence in Administrative Leadership: Community Colleges
  • FACT2 Excellence in Administrative Leadership: State-Operated and Statutory Campuses

FACT2 Excellence in Instruction Awards

These two awards recognize SUNY full or part-time teaching faculty, working individually or in collaboration with others, engaging innovative uses of technology in the teaching and learning process. A recipient of this award has incorporated new or existing technology in ways that enhance the curriculum and engage students using methods and strategies that are scalable and transportable to other settings.

FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support Awards

These two awards recognize excellence by full or part-time instructional support persons involved in supporting innovative uses of educational technologies to meaningfully improve teaching and learning by working individually or in collaboration with teaching faculty in the strategic application of curriculum within SUNY. The recipient or team receiving this award has demonstrated excellence through instructional support practice, and the ability to recognize pedagogical opportunities and to devise strategies for infusing the curriculum with innovative use of technology that aligns with learning outcomes.

FACT2 Excellence in Administrative Leadership

These two awards acknowledge leaders who facilitate the use of technology by faculty and professional staff to create, enhance, or expand a service, program, or activity that advances student success. A recipient of this award has demonstrated significant and positive leadership by promoting innovation in programmatic offerings, related academic endeavors, and investments that inspire culture change. Examples of persons eligible to be nominated for the award would include but not be limited to campus and institutional leaders such as Department Chairs, Deans, Directors, and Senior Administrators such as Chief Academic Officers, Chief Information Officers, Vice-Presidents, etc.


You are encouraged to read through the FACT2 Awards 2021 Criteria Rubric (*PDF) and to use this opportunity to nominate someone you know, or yourself, for Excellence in Instruction or Excellence in Instructional Support for 2021.

Submit a Nomination

FACT2 is pleased to announce the dates for nomination submission for FACT2 Excellence in Instruction and Excellence in Instructional Support Awards. The online nomination process will open on Monday, October 5, 2020.  Nominations close on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The Call for Nominations announcement will be sent via the FACT2 Listserv. If you are not on the FACT2 Listserv, Submit a Request to Join.

Nominations will be submitted online. Starting October 5, 2020 and will end December 6, 2020.  Click here to begin your nomination process:

  1. All SUNY users: Click on SUNY Sign in button to log in.
  2. Review your information, edit it if necessary.
  3. Provide the required documents.
  4. Click Submit when complete.

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2020 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Administrative Leadership:

 

Community Colleges – Ryan McCabe, Finger Lakes Community College

 

 

 

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges  – Dr. Frank Vander Valk, SUNY Empire State College

Excellence in Instruction:

 

Community Colleges – Sean Maley, Finger Lakes Community College

 

 

 

 

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges  – Dr. Karleen West and Dr. Suann Yang, SUNY at Geneseo

 

 

Excellence in Instructional Support:

 

Community Colleges – Chrisie Mitchell, Dutchess Community College

 

 

 

 

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges –  Kathi Dutton, SUNY at Oswego

 

 

 



2019 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Instruction:

Statutory Colleges  – Dr. Jessica Kruger, University at Buffalo

Excellence in Instructional Support:

Community Colleges – Co-winners:

1.  Tony DeFranco, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

2.  Fashion Institute of Technology Team:  Tamara Cupples, Jose Diaz, Antonia Blatchford

Statutory Colleges –   Meghan Pereira, SUNY Buffalo State



2018 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Instruction:

Community Colleges – Kyunghee Pyun, Fashion Institute of Technology

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges  – Anurag Purwar, Stony Brook University

Excellence in Instructional Support:

Community Colleges – Monroe Community College Team:  Tom Capuano, Jeremy Case, Andrea Gilbert, Martha Kendall, Andrea Kingston, Anjali Parasnis-Samar, Alice Wilson

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges –   Julie Powell, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine



2017 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Instruction:

Community Colleges – James M. Bucki, Genesee Community College

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges  – Kirsty Digger, SUNY Delhi

Excellence in Instructional Support:

Community Colleges – Hope Windle, Ulster County Community College

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges –  Binghamton University Team:  Eric Machan Howd, Andrea MacArgel, Cherie van Putten, Steve Weidner



2016 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Instruction:

Community Colleges –Judith Littlejohn, Genesee Community College

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges – Dr. Kathleen Gradel, SUNY  Fredonia.

Excellence in Instructional Support:

Community Colleges –
Monroe Community College Instructional Development Team: Tom Capuano, Jeremy Case, Andrea Gilbert, Martha Kendall, Andrea Kingston, Anjali Parasnis-Samar, Alice Wilson

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges –  Two winners:

1.  The team of Cherie Van Putten, University at Binghamton and Robin Sullivan, University at Buffalo

2.  Anne Reed, University at Buffalo



2015 Awards Recipients

Excellence in Instruction:

Community Colleges – Christina M. Rau, Nassau Community College

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges  – Bradley Olson, MD, MS, Upstate Medical University

Excellence in Instructional Support:

Community Colleges – Brian Gomez, Rockland Community College

State-Operated and Statutory Colleges –   Lisa Melohusky, Fredonia State