What is Open SUNY?

Open SUNY is a system-wide effort designed to maximize online-enabled learning opportunities for all SUNY students current and future.

By enhancing SUNY’s existing, and substantial, efforts in online-enabled education, Open SUNY will expand access to higher education in New York State, raise completion rates, prepare more students for success in their lives and careers, and contribute to the economic and societal health of the state, the nation, and the world.

What is the difference between Open SUNY and Open SUNY+?

Open SUNY is a cross-system collaboration to create initiatives and services that support campuses and faculty in enhancing online-enabled education to improve student access, completion and success. Open SUNY takes the power of technology, and the power of teaching, and elevates their collective impact through the power of SUNY.

Open SUNY+ brings an additional layer of supports for students and faculty, creating unique Online learning experiences unlike any that exist today.

As a student in a degree program powered by Open SUNY+, you’ll have access to around-the-clock high-touch support dedicated to making you successful, including a personal concierge, help desk, and Online tutoring. Your faculty will employ innovative, proven Online teaching methods. And the Open SUNY+experience doesn’t end with graduation—your degree program targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond, and your education will equip you with the hands-on experience you need for a successful career in your field.


Information adopted from http://open.suny.edu/ and  http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/