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Academic Programs

CPD Academic Programs are geared towards the Academic Communities of faculty, instructional support staff, and faculty developers. The Academic Programs team creates, develops and delivers programs based on campus needs for skill and knowledge development in various instructional technologies/software and in the area of teaching and learning.

Programs are delivered in a variety of formats:

  • Face-to-Face Workshops, Events, and Mini-Conferences
  • Video Conferences
  • Synchronous Online "Webinars"
  • Asynchronous Online Classes
  • On-site at the SUNY CPD facility in East Syracuse, NY
  • At our regional campus sites or corporate partner sites

Customized and Delivered to You

Academic Programs can be customized to meet your particular training or professional development needs. Programming can be brought directly to your campus, dedicated to your Academic staff; or your campus could act as a "Regional Site."

Meeting Your Needs

To provide you with training and professional development appropriate to your needs, Academic Programs conducts periodic Needs Assessments.

  • CPD Member Campus Liaisons receive periodic Needs Assessments throughout the year.
  • At least one yearly Needs Assessment is sent to all of our listserv subscribers.

Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty

The Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program is intended to assist faculty in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development. The Certificate for New Faculty provides evidence that faculty have attained a basic set of essential skills and knowledge needed for teaching at SUNY.

Completion of four courses is required to earn the Certificate. For complete details and to register, go to

Institutional Effectiveness Certificate

The Institutional Effectiveness Certificate is intended to prepare participants to contribute to institutional level assessment and accreditation committees, assist their institution and respective departments in the assessment of strategic objectives, and be able to advise, assist and instruct others in developing cycles of goal setting, measurement, data collection, process review and evaluation.

Completion of three courses is required to earn the Certificate. For complete details and to register, go to

For questions about the Certificate Programs or Academic Programs, contact Chris Price, Academic Programs Manager at or (585) 395-5025.

Additional Certificate Programs

SUNY Faculty Development Community of Practice

This community is open to those in SUNY who are involved with supporting teaching and learning and faculty/staff development efforts throughout the system. Membership in this community gives you access to:

  • a network of SUNY colleagues who are involved faculty development / teaching and learning efforts
  • opportunities to collaborate on present and future system-wide faculty development efforts
  • faculty development best practices in the context of current trends in higher education
  • information about the many excellent faculty development opportunities and efforts both system-wide and on SUNY campuses.

Faculty developers, faculty or staff from centers for teaching and learning, teaching, learning, and technology centers, and/or librarians, instructional designers, or other staff who are involved with supporting faculty in their instructional development are invited to join the Faculty Development Community of Practice. If would like to be part of this community, go to and submit a request to join the group. For more information or questions, contact Chris Price, Academic Programs Manager at or 585-395-5025.

Programs Offered in the Past - A sampling of the broad range of programming we have offered includes:

  • Grant Writing Basics
  • Grant Writing for Research: If you write it, they will fund
  • Quality Standards and Organizational Self-Assessment (DAETE)
  • ePortfolios
  • Copyright in Today's Academic World
  • The Exemplary Department Chair
  • Creating a Quality Program Assessment
  • Enhancing Excellence in Assessment: MSCHE Standards 7 & 14
  • Course Design Institute
  • EASI Workshops
  • Powerful Uses of Twitter
  • Making Better Word Documents
  • Blogs, Wikis, and Facebook: Oh My!
  • Designing and Managing Successful Web Conferences
Last Update - 6/25/15