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Excellence in Instruction & Excellence in Instructional Support Awards

FACT2 is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations (*PDF) for the inaugural FACT2 Excellence in Instruction and Excellence in Instructional Support Awards.

The FACT2 Excellence in Instruction and Excellence in Instructional Support Awards are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently professional 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 and Technology Support Professionals.

There are four awards:

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.

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

Begin your nomination process here.

Submit your nomination online. Follow the steps in the Call for Nominations if you need to create a new account. The deadline to submit nominations is February 13, 2015.

*PDF - You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software) in order to view and print PDF files.

Instructional Technology Grants

Instructional Technology Grants provide seed funding to encourage the SUNY community to address advisory priorities identified by the SUNY Provost. Those proposals demonstrating support of the FACT2 Task Groups or other initiatives in support of the SUNY Strategic Plan will be given funding preference.

For more information, visit the Instructional Technology Grants webpage.

Conference on Instruction & Technologies (CIT)

CIT was established in 1992 to provide faculty and instructional support professsionals an opportunity to share common experiences and expertise, discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions, and explore innovative avenues for improving the learning environment with technology.

CIT is hosted each year at a different SUNY campus. This affordable conference, featuring an on-campus housing environment and conference rooms creates an informal atmosphere of sharing and networking among colleagues. The resultant camaraderie promotes sharing by discipline and across disciplines among faculty from all campus types-university centers, four-year campuses, technology/specialized colleges, and community colleges.

Scholarships offered by FACT2 encourage broad participation.

For more information, visit the CIT website.

Programs Administered by the Provost's Office with support from FACT2

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Last Updated: November 19, 2014