Summer @ Syracuse awards funding for innovative summer program development

In its first round of funding for innovative summer program development, Summer@Syracuse has awarded financial support to 10 Syracuse University departments to develop creative summer courses. A request for proposals was sent to faculty in each school and college in January, encouraging them to apply for funding up to $20,000 each.

The innovative program development fund was created to promote creativity and experimentation in summer credit and non-credit courses, encourage innovative delivery of new and existing courses, attract new students and better serve the needs of the community and various constituencies.

The funding supports the development of innovative courses and program offerings in summer 2011 and 2012. The goal is to increase on-campus and online summer enrollment long term, as well as create unique programs and courses that support SU’s reputation of excellence.

The Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (in collaboration with the Burton Blatt Institute), L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Information Studies are a few of the schools/colleges that were awarded funding for course development.

“The recipients are representative of the priorities of the schools and colleges,” said University College Dean Bea González. “The proposals reflect a diverse range of disciplines and approaches representing multiple academic programs. We are pleased to have initiated this opportunity to advance the Chancellor’s Scholarship in Action initiative while serving the needs of our students.”

For more information, contact González at, or 443-3259, or Chris Cofer, director of Summer@Syracuse, at, or 443-1988.