Interactive Program Design Website: Supporting Innovations, Technologies and Professional Development
Dr. Nan Travers, Director, Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning
Empire State College
This project will create an interactive academic program design website to build SUNY-wide strategic direction in programmatic offerings, while bolstering campus constituents’ knowledge, skills and confidence in design, implementation, and sustainability of new initiatives to meet higher educational demands of the 21st century. Through a partnership SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Genesee Community College, SUNY Rockland Community College, and SUNY’s Center for Professional Development (CPD), this project will: 1) develop strategic prompts for curriculum, assessment, academic and student support services, and applied learning program designs; 2) develop a repository of SUNY-wide teaching and learning initiatives, resources and tools; 3) provide peer-to-peer professional development opportunities across SUNY through different modalities to enhance use of strategic directions, resources and tools; and 4) create a culture and network of sharing ideas, processes, resources and tools across SUNY campuses.
This project planned an interactive web-based portal to house innovation projects across SUNY. As a result, existing projects that impact access will be more accessible to others for expanding capabilities, dissemination and scaling. We have also been accepted as a Tier 3 IITG project for 2018-19 to implement the plans for an interactive portal and open resource repository on innovative projects across SUNY: Academic Sharing Community: A SUNY Catalog of Educational Projects and Innovative Initiatives (ASC SUNY). This should provide us with the ability to take the plans into a scalable project. Ongoing support of the project still needs to be determined.