SUNY Delhi's Kirsty Digger Wins SUNY FACT2 Excellence Award

DELHI, NY (04/21/2017) (readMedia)-- Dr. Kirsty Digger, Professor of Nursing at SUNY Delhi, has been named a recipient of the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) Excellence in Instruction award for innovations in teaching with technology.

The honor recognizes faculty and technology professionals who demonstrate superior professional achievement in advancing the use of technology in the teaching and learning process. Award recipients use new or existing technology to enhance the curriculum and engage students using methods and strategies that are scalable and transferrable to other settings.

"I am extremely proud of Dr. Digger," said SUNY Delhi Provost Kelli Ligeikis. "This award highlights her commitment to developing innovative and engaging methods to improve online learning for our students. She is an amazing Nurse Educator who cares deeply about her students' success. SUNY Delhi is fortunate to have her among our faculty."

Dr. Digger has received multiple SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants as both principal investigator and co-investigator to study methods for improving student engagement and outcomes through the use of technology. She has been an integral part of SUNY Delhi's nationally-recognized online RN to BSN and Master's in Nursing Education programs since her appointment in 2011. She is routinely invited to present scholarly papers on innovative online teaching practices at regional and national conferences.

"Dr. Digger is an extraordinary leader and contributor to the State University of New York, SUNY Delhi, and the School of Nursing's outstanding reputation in online education," said Mary Pat Lewis, Dean and Professor in SUNY Delhi's School of Nursing. "With Dr. Digger's record of exceptional instruction, collaboration, and innovative uses of technology, she is very deserving of this award."

Dr. Digger has been invited to join other FACT2 recipients to accept their awards and present their innovations at the SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology in May.

The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) fosters collaboration among the 64 SUNY campuses to effectively use technology to increase access to superior education, to expand the boundaries of knowledge, and to serve the public good.