Announcing the ESF Open Academy and Teaching & Learning Collaboratory

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been awarded a SUNY Extended Improvement Performance Fund grant that will, in part, help us to establish an innovative integrated organizational framework that will extend our distinct mission-based leadership within and on behalf of SUNY.

  • The ESF Open Academy will be a vehicle for providing online-enabled undergraduate and graduate courses, certificates, and degree programs, and will expand to include informal learning experiences to ESF, SUNY, and other college/university students, to high school students, and to professionals and lifelong learners throughout New York State and beyond.
  • The ESF Teaching and Learning Collaboratory will provide faculty professional development support for online-enabled education, and a venue for peer-to-peer collaboration.


As part of this institutional commitment, the Open SUNY Institutional Readiness self-assessment process began in January 2016.

Related information: Chancellor announces funding in State of the University Address

Open SUNY Faculty Development Opportunity: Registration for the Summer 2016 Quality by Design (QbD) online faculty development course is OPEN! Registration is free for all SUNY faculty and staff. The course runs June 6 to July 3, 2016. For information and to register.

For further information and with questions contact Chuck Spuches,, 315.470.6810.


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