Academic Affairs News

The news items below are sorted by date published (newest at the top). The Division of Academic Affairs also puts out a periodic newsletter, Acmes and Accolades.

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Geneseo Identified as a Top Public Institution for Four-Year Graduation Rate

SUNY Geneseo was identified by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a public institution with one of the best four-year graduation rates.

Miguel Baique welcomes McNair Scholars
SUNY Geneseo Welcomes First Group of McNair Scholars

A group of 25 rising juniors and seniors have become the first SUNY Geneseo students to enter the McNair Scholars Program, designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

Tanairi Taylor, left, and Terese Caiazza, far right, are the first to graduate as women's and gender studies majors. Professor of English and Music Melanie Blood is with them.
Women's and Gender Studies Graduates Make History

Commencement is always a time to celebrate, but this year, Terese Caiazza ’18 and Tanairi Taylor’ 18 will make College history, becoming the first to graduate with a major in women’s and gender studies.

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Academic Affairs Team Addressing Student Retention

"WIG" is a new initiative to improve student retention rates within the Division of Academic Affairs’ Office of the Provost. “We’ve only been at this for one semester, but already we’re speaking a common language and building a culture that will allow us to not only do our best work within the whirlwind, but in spite of it," says Provost Stacey Robertson. "It’s not an ‘either/or’ choice: We’re very confident that we will achieve our Widely Important Goal and increase retention.”  

Jeff Doser
Class of 2018: Meet Jeff Doser, Scientist, Scholar and Swimmer

Goldwater Scholar, Edgar Fellow, and SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence winner Jeff Doser ’18 merged research and athletics at Geneseo. When Doser visited Geneseo he immediately noticed the strong community. “Everyone works together here, as opposed to being competitive amongst each other,” he said. “Geneseo is like one big team.”

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Geiser-Getz Named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Glenn Geiser-Getz has been named vice provost for academic affairs at SUNY Geneseo effective June 28. This position replaces the role held by Ken Kallio, interim associate provost for personnel and diversity, who is retiring in June. Geiser-Getz has previously served as associate provost at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.

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Alumna Leandra Griffith ’16 Latest Geneseo ‘Fulbrighter’

Alumna Leandra Marie Griffith ’16 has won a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award for Belgium.

Students on geography field trip in Canadian Rockies
Geography Program Recognized for Excellence

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Geography has been awarded the 2018 Award for Bachelors Program Excellence from the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

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Milne Library Makes History With National Award

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) named Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo the best in the country with its 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the college category.

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Geneseo Named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright Awards

Geneseo has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright awards for 2017-18, placing third among all 742 Carnegie Classification master's degree institutions.

Strategic Plan Update: Digital Learning and Scholarship

Geneseo is continuing to implement the highest priority (Phase I) action items that were identified in the Geneseo 2021 Strategic Plan. As communicated by President Battles last fall, several of these action items required not only focused time and effort to achieve, but an investment of funds.

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Geneseo Named a 2018 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

SUNY Geneseo has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values for 2018, ranking 120th on the comprehensive list of public and private colleges.