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Stony Brook Receives SUNY Funding for Online Programs

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campusAs part of SUNY’s Investment and Performance Fund awards, Stony Brook University will receive $250,000 to build common student learning outcomes and assessments to increase completion in high-demand/high-impact gateway undergraduate courses offered online. The University also will receive $280,000 in Open SUNY funds to create an online MBA with a concentration in Innovation.

Open SUNY is a system-wide collaboration that opens the door to world-class online-enabled learning opportunities. It’s a seamless way for students to access the courses and degrees of all 64 SUNY campuses flexibly — wherever and whenever they work into a student’s schedule.

“Open SUNY has vastly expanded access to online learning throughout our university system and continues to play a critical role as we aim to award 150,000 degrees annually to our students,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “The results of the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund in its first year have made a strong statement to our prospective and current students that SUNY can and will help them finish their degree and prepare them for a successful career. Congratulations to the campus presidents, faculty, and staff throughout SUNY who have made today’s awards possible.”

Fewer than half of all New Yorkers hold a college degree, and by 2020, nearly 70 percent of jobs in the state will require one. To fill this gap, the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund was established last year. The Fund supports SUNY’s Completion Agenda, which aims to boost the number of degrees awarded annually from 93,000 to 150,000.

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