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The State University of New York

Online Practitioners

The online Community of Practice at SUNY relies on the experience and expertise of experienced online SUNY faculty and instructional designers. Our aim is to ensure all members have opportunities to continue developing and improving their knowledge, practices, and expertise in the areas of online teaching and learning that resonate most with them. Offerings are tailored to support all SUNY faculty and staff, ranging from those curious about online education to those looking to develop specialized skills.

To meet our goals, we have developed a model for online education competency development that empowers online practitioners by providing them with a wide breadth and depth of opportunities in readily accessible formats.

Programs are delivered in a variety of formats:

  • Face-to-face workshops, events, and conferences
  • Synchronous online conferences
  • Synchronous and asynchronous online webinars & workshops
  • Asynchronous online classes

Customized and Delivered to You

If you would like to discuss how the CPD can help your campus address distance learning professional development needs, please contact Jamie Heron, Open SUNY Program Manager,

Certificate Programs

The SUNY CPD (in partnership with other SUNY stakeholders) offers a wide variety of certificate programs including:

Each program was designed to assist faculty and staff in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development.  Program participants learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to work and succeed in higher education.  All courses are offered asynchronously online.

If you have questions, please contact Jamie Heron, SUNY CPD Open SUNY Program Manager,

Last Update - 3/10/20