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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 made available to the SUNY Online Learning Community for review and consideration. The SUNY Community will have the opportunity to vote, and the effective practices that earn the most votes overall will be recognized. The Effective Practices Awards are conferred annually at the SUNY Online Summit.

Timeline for 2021 Submissions (Round 7)

Date    Event
January 29, 2021    Submissions close by end of day
February 2, 2021    Peer Voting opens (closes February 19 @midnight)
February 22-26, 2021    Winners announced at the SUNY Online Summit
April 2021    TOPR entries close
May 24-28, 2021    Award winners showcased at SUNY CIT


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.