The Office of Academic Programs (OAP) supports student learning in several ways: First, The OAP oversees the Center for Academic Development and Enrichment (CADE). The OAP also helps lead two offices that facilitate applied learning experiences: the Grants Development Office (GDO), which administers funding for student research and creative projects, and the Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC), which promotes and encourages service-learning experiences in courses and as extracurricular community engagements.
The other main way the OAP works to advance student learning is by facilitating faculty development. Key to sustaining the quality of SUNY Oneonta’s academic programs is the institution’s ongoing support of faculty development. Through development opportunities faculty keep their expertise and their teaching methods current, and thus build and deliver vibrant, relevant academic programs. Students are the ultimate beneficiaries of faculty development opportunities since faculty who remain engaged in their fields, and apprised of innovations in teaching, are best able to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive after graduation.
Dr. Eileen Morgan-Zayachek