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SUNY Effective Online Practices Award Program

The SUNY Effective Online Practices Award Program aims to collect, share and showcase the online best practices, strategies, and innovative online teaching and learning activities or programs of exemplary SUNY Online Teaching Fellows and online practitioners from across the SUNY system.

Program award tracks include:
Online Teaching & Learning Practices: Online best practices, strategies, and innovative online teaching and learning activities.
Online Course Quality Practices: Exemplary processes or practices to ensure quality in course design, course accessibility, and student learning environment.
Online Student Support & Concierge Practices: Best practices, programs or initiatives that support the success of online students.
Online Enrollment/Recruitment Practices: Exemplary models of online student recruitment practices.
Online Program Partnership Practices: Exemplary models of multi-campus or global partnerships and/or intra-campus collaborations for the delivery of online courses or programs.

All effective practice submissions will be included in the SUNY Effective Online Practices Repository. The SUNY Community will have the opportunity to review and rate entries and the effective practices that earn the highest ratings overall will be recognized. The Effective Practices Awards are conferred annually at the SUNY Online Summit.

Timeline for 2021 Submissions (Round 7)

Date    Event
February 5, 2021    Submissions close by end of day
February 8-19, 2021    Entries open to the SUNY Community for rating
February 22-26, 2021    Winners announced at the SUNY Online Summit
April 2021    TOPR entries close
May-June 2021    Effective Practices showcase panel



Congratulations to the 2021 SUNY Effective Online Practices Award winners!
1st place: History and Scholarly Research: A Blended Approach
Fabio Montella, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
2nd place: The Open Pedagogy Approach on the Fly: CORONAVIRUS ECONOMICS
Veronika Dolar, SUNY Old Westbury
3rd place: Peer Course Review Process at SUNY Canton
Antonia (Tonka) Jokelova, SUNY Canton


2021 SUNY Online Summit Showcase Panel
Effective Online Practices Resources

Peer Voting
Recognition will be awarded to entries who receive the highest collective community ratings.
To review and rate the 2021 entries, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SUNY Effective Online Practices repository.
  2. In the Year field, enter 2021, then click the Search button.
  3. Click on the entry title to read the full description and details.
  4. Complete the “Review this entry” section at the bottom of each entry to rate each Effective Practice. All fields are optional. You only need to select the stars, then click the Post Review button.

*Note: Your rating may not be immediately viewable and you may have to refresh the page.

TOPR Partnership
SUNY Online Teaching, in collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF), sponsors an initiative to recognize excellence in online and blended teaching practices across SUNY in a joint Effective Practices Award Program via the award-winning Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR). TOPR is an open public resource hosted by UCF that reviews, selects, and organizes effective online practices for online faculty, instructional designers and other online teaching and learning practitioners. Submissions from SUNY in the Online Teaching & Learning track are invited to be submitted for consideration for inclusion in TOPR.