Welcome to the SUNY Report Card. We have made some important updates in this version, but our commitments to transparency and using data to drive good decision making have not wavered. Nor has the way we look at our organizational commitment to building a more Competitive SUNY, driving an increasingly Competitive New York and ensuring that Diversity Counts in everything we do.
Now to our changes: Over the past year we’ve set targets – numerical goals – for most of our metrics, which you will find embedded in our dashboards. Each dashboard contains data from our baseline year (2008-09, unless otherwise noted), three years of progress data, and targets projected out to the 2016-17 academic year. Each also contains information about the metric itself. Over time, we intend to connect that definitional information with stories about how we are working to improve our outcomes – all to show you how SUNY is moving from great to world-class.
Of course data is difficult to interpret without context, which is why I encourage you to read our full strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. I urge you to get involved with SUNY. As a fellow New Yorker, a prospective student or parent, or a colleague in education, whatever your perspective, we are eager to engage with you. Explore our campuses, learn more about our work, and tell us about yourself.
Thank you for your interest in SUNY. We are The State University FOR New York.
Nancy L. Zimpher
State University of New York