Draft Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities Handout 2010


SUNY Cortland Commitment to Excellence:

2010-2020 Strategic Plan

Suggested revisions from fall 2009 open meetings



Campus Priorities with Goals


  1. Cultivate programs of academic excellence that are recognized for integrity of curriculum, outstanding student learning outcomes, and contributions to the discipline.

a.       Recognize students, faculty, and programs for achievement and contribution to their disciplines and community.

b.       Create a comprehensive model to describe and articulate programmatic excellence and efficiency.

c.       Expand interdisciplinary work and scholarly collaboration among departments, faculty, students, and alumni.


  1. Ensure every student will have engaging and transformational educational experiences.

a.       Students participate in experiential learning in and beyond the classroom.

b.       Develop students’ global competence through internationalization initiatives.

c.       Increase student engagement with faculty, campus life, and community.


  1. Become a national leader in the promotion of the physical, emotional, cultural, and social well-being of all community members.

a.       Implement a comprehensive plan for increasing participation in the life of the campus.

b.       Appreciate and advocate for diversity, equity, and social justice.

c.       Provide outstanding opportunities and support for healthy living.


  1. Maximize resources so that structures, decision-making, and processes all work toward institutional vision, responsiveness, and sustainability.

a.       Enhance the effectiveness of administrative and governance structures and processes and align assessments with planning.

b.       Significantly increase the endowment and revenue.

c.       More fully integrate alumni into the life of the college.

d.       Align facilities, curriculum, and campus with commitment to environmental sustainability.