Phase IV was the implementation of The State University of New York's strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, which asserts SUNY's intention to be a leading figure in the revitalization of New York's economy while improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Implementation of the Strategic Plan is driven by four fundamental concepts:
To carry out implementation of The Power of SUNY, the following groups and teams were established:
Implementation Governance Groups
On October 20, 2010, the first convening of the teams occurred at the University at Albany. At this meeting, teams were asked to:
On January 6, 2011, the second convening of the teams occurred at SUNY Plaza. At this meeting, teams were asked to:
On January 19, 2011 Chancellor Nancy Zimpher gave her first State of the University address entitled "2011: A Year of Action" at the Egg in Albany's Empire State Plaza.
On April 08, 2011 the third convening of the teams occurred at SUNY Plaza. At this meeting, teams presented their proposed initiatives in detail.
Team Presentation Materials
On April 20, 2011 the first leadership retreat was held at SUNY Plaza. At this meeting, team leaders were asked to:
The webcasts of these proceedings have been archived.
As part of Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's five-year strategic plan for SUNY – The Power of SUNY – SUNY introduced the annual "report card," which will evaluate and track the progress of SUNY across a spectrum of critical areas.
SUNY will not only measure success in teaching and research, but will also embrace our public mission to play a role in the critical issues facing our state, including helping to turn around New York's economy and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. To do this, we have identified priorities in alternative energy, "cradle-to-career" education, globalization, diversity, research and innovation, health and wellness, and the impact SUNY students, faculty, and staff can have on building stronger communities statewide.
The SUNY Report Card will use both internally and externally validated metrics to track progress in these areas. More importantly, it will allow the public to hold SUNY accountable for the progress we make as a system.
In June, 2011 SUNY released "How SUNY Matters," a comprehensive economic impact study of the State University of New York system.
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In 2011, SUNY began holding an annual Critical Issues in Higher Educationconference, which analyzed the most important topics national topics impacting Higher Education through the lens of The Power of SUNY. Universities as Economic Drivers was organized as a traditional academic conference, featuring the best work nationally in each of the Six Big Ideas for New York and plenary speakers sharing national best practices. Each year will advance a particular area of focus – 2011’s theme was Measuring Success. This served as an opportunity for the exchange of information about these key policy areas, and a venue to showcase SUNY and progress made toward our goals.