About the Nodal Network

Since 2009, the SUNY COIL Center has partnered with a subset of SUNY campuses to assist them in embedding globally networked learning into courses and their broader internationalization plans. These campuses are known as the SUNY Nodal Network. COIL envisions these campuses developing into nodes which support and communicate with each other, rather than simply a hub and spokes system with COIL at the center. The Network included the following SUNY campuses as charter members: Binghamton University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, SUNY at New Paltz, Purchase College and SUNY Ulster.

Since the Spring of 2012 the following campuses have been added to the network: Corning Community College, Empire State College, Genesee Community College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, Old Westbury, Onondaga Community College, University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

In 2014 the COIL Center unveiled a new Global Partner Network to facilitate the creation of more robust partnerships between SUNY campuses and select higher education institutions around the world. A list of current GPN Institutions can be found here.

Each campus has made a commitment at the Dean, Provostial or Presidential level to the COIL model and has designated a campus Nodal Network Coordinator. These coordinators call regular meetings for interested faculty and staff, and help coordinate support with the campus’ international programs and/or instructional technology offices. Increasingly, COIL will be working with the coordinators to provide support to the campuses through its web site and other online tools.

Map and List of Nodal Network Campuses and Coordinators