The Faculty Senate endorsed the College’s recently completed mission statement and vision for 2010-2020 during its regularly scheduled meeting on March 2 in the Park Center Hall of Fame Room.
The document, which appears below, represents the culmination of more than a year’s work by the Presidentially appointed Strategic Planning Committee. Entitled “SUNY Cortland 2010-2020: A Commitment to Excellence,” the report was unveiled to the campus community in January by President Erik J. Bitterbaum during his State of the College address.
Beginning in Fall 2008, the committee focused on its three charges that specifically directed the group to:
The group completed its work in Fall 2009.
SUNY Cortland 2010-2020: A Commitment to Excellence
SUNY Cortland is an academic community dedicated to diverse learning experiences. Students grow as engaged citizens with a strong social conscience fostered by outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.
SUNY Cortland will be a college of opportunity, from which students graduate with the knowledge, integrity, skills, and compassion to excel as leaders, citizens, scholars, teachers, and champions of excellence. Prospective students and employees will choose the College in response to its nationally recognized academic programs, innovation and experiential learning, and the rich intellectual, social, and athletic life on the campus. SUNY Cortland will be a center for intellectual, cultural, and economic growth, distinguished by successful partnerships with organizations, schools, agencies, and businesses throughout the region, the nation, and the world.
Focus on the Students
All decisions, plans, and actions revolve around students’ academic, personal, social, and cultural development and wellness.
Dedication to honesty, hard work, high personal and professional standards, and respect for people, perspectives, and the environment.
Commitment to inquiry, academic rigor, creativity, lifelong learning, and contribution to discipline, profession, and the greater good.
Cultivate programs of academic excellence that are recognized for integrity of curriculum, outstanding student learning outcomes, and contributions to the discipline.
Ensure every student will have engaging and transformational educational experiences.
Become a national leader in the promotion of the physical, emotional, cultural, and social well-being of all community members.
Maximize resources so that structures, decision-making, and processes all work toward institutional vision, responsiveness, and sustainability.