The New York Times Knowledge Network and SUNY Empire State College Announce Collaborative Agreement

By David Henahan, director of communications

February 22, 2012

ESC logoThe New York Times Knowledge Network welcomed SUNY Empire State College to the ranks of institutions collaborating to advance educational opportunities for adults on Monday, Feb. 6. The agreement establishes a collaboration in which SUNY Empire State College degree program offerings will be included in the New York Times Knowledge Network offerings, and Knowledge Network offerings will be included in the college’s program offerings.

The New York Times Knowledge Network complements SUNY Empire’s long tradition of providing top-notch learning through a variety of channels,” said Felice Nudelman, executive director of education at The New York Times Company. “This collaboration gives students the opportunity to learn from some of the most renowned journalists in the world while they work toward their SUNY Empire degree.

Empire State College President Alan Davis, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Felice Nudelman, executive director of education at the New York Times Company“SUNY Empire State College is proud to work with The New York Times Knowledge Network. The Knowledge Network provides access to the unsurpassed professionals of The Times and their historic body of work,” said college President Alan R. Davis. “Knowledge Network students fit our profile very nicely. In fact, for more than 40 years SUNY Empire State College faculty mentors have educated adults through guided independent study. The history of innovation continues today because Empire State College students, with the guidance of their faculty mentor, can achieve their educational goals anytime, anywhere, either onsite or online.”

(Photo, above: President Alan Davis, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Felice Nudelman, executive director of education at the New York Times Company)

Collaboration Highlights

  • College students may incorporate Knowledge Network courses into independent studies for college credit, and The Knowledge Network will provide opportunities for college staff to interact directly with students through information sessions and presentations.
  • Advising by SUNY Empire State College will be available to students to explain how to request college credit for the learning they have acquired through Knowledge Network offerings.
  • The college has appointed dedicated specialists to coordinate communications with Knowledge Network students who are interested in studying at the college, and will provide information sessions for Knowledge Network students online and onsite at SUNY Empire State College locations.
  • The Knowledge Network and the college each have developed soft-landing web pages to provide relevant information for students seeking to advance their education.

About The New York Times Knowledge Network

The New York Times Knowledge Network, which uses the EpsilenTM platform, was launched in September 2007 to deliver lifelong learning programs on timely subjects. Through The New York Times Knowledge Network, extensive resources from The Times and other participating universities and institutions are readily available to students online, whether they are enrolled in an on-campus course or continuing their education through a distance learning program (www.nytimes.com/knownow).

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.