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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

College community,

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee has developed the first draft of its recommended themes for the three “areas of focus” identified as part of the College's Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

Now it is important that we hear from all sectors of the College community regarding this important early step toward completion of our Strategic Plan. Your input will help us refine these initial themes so that we can begin developing “aspirational yet attainable” strategic goals that will guide SUNY Orange over the next five years.

Please keep in mind that we are not seeking “implementation strategies.” Once the Strategic Plan is approved, the implementation process will begin. At this time, we want to know if the themes seem appropriate for SUNY Orange, and whether or not we should consider adding or removing topics or ideas.

We ask that you submit your comments no later than Jan. 30.

We've attached a copy of the themes (PDF) (as they were presented to the College Assembly) and have also included the themes below. Please use the feedback form to share your input.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful feedback.


Likkia Moody & Damon Ely

Steering Committee co-chairs

Strategic Plan Feedback Form

Empower Student Success:
Equitably link students with their aspirations

Theme #1: Provide support for the student of today and tomorrow through integrating tools and support as early as possible, coordinating services, and providing a more human touch.

Theme #2: Intentionally and specifically support interested students to transition from noncredit to credit credentials. 

Theme #3: Identify academic areas for the College to focus on for the future.  Which programs need to be grown?  What are we missing?  What do we do well?

Theme #4: Provide exploratory degree programs that allow students to sample college-level courses and access information (i.e., statistics) about career choices and potential pathways.


Strengthen our Region’s Economic Future:
Teach and Train for a Brighter Tomorrow

Theme #1: Expand workforce development through collaboration and partnerships by identifying business, industry and cultural trends which are responsive to evolving community needs.

Theme #2: Identify and address the needs of an increasingly diverse population and workforce through consideration of changing student demographics and improved evening and online course offerings.

Theme #3: Commit to meaningful, ongoing faculty support and development to ensure our faculty have access to and experience with rapidly developing technologies and knowledge in their areas.

Theme #4: Develop relevant and flexible programming that appeals to both the short-term and long-term needs of those not currently pursuing a degree program using new models (micro-credentialing, stackable certificates, value-added certificates).

Theme #5: Expand and integrate the role of workforce development and CAPE into all areas of the College through pathways that encourage/link/lead noncredit pathways to the workforce and/or degree completion.

Theme #6: Reposition the College as the hub for community learning, engagement, enrichment and growth for all residents of the County while emphasizing the pillars of our institution:  academic and faculty excellence.


Sustain and Invigorate Our Planned Future:
Reimagine Human, Financial and Physical Resources

Theme #1: Use human, financial, and physical resources to collectively and cohesively achieve holistic, student-centered outcomes with the common goal of enhancing the student experience.

Theme #2: Foster a culture of collaboration, communication, and ongoing assessment to equitably and consistently utilize resources between departments and campuses, with clearly defined employee roles.

Theme #3: Foster collaboration with community partners and educational institutions to enhance funding opportunities. 

Theme #4: Strengthen the partnership with the Foundation utilizing ongoing and consistent assessment to align the goals of the college, the Foundation, and our community partners.

Theme #5: Maximize and more efficiently use the existing technologies and physical resources of the institution by establishing plans and processes that allow for upgrading and maintaining current resources.