Albany – At the meeting of the Academic Standards Committee
of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, SUNY Provost Risa I. Palm provided a Mission Review II status report.
Mission Review is SUNY’s comprehensive award-winning
academic planning process. During the Mission Review process, the Office of the
Provost works with the 64 SUNY campuses to clarify academic strengths and
potential and set specific goals to enhance academic quality over a five year
"Mission Review is one
of the strongest, most important system-wide initiatives that SUNY conducts.
Mission Review results in a detailed roadmap for achieving academic excellence
and allows the Academic Standards Committee of Board of Trustees to connect with
each of the 64 campuses,” said Father John J. Cremins,
chair of the Academic Standards Committee.
“The collaborative process of
Mission Review sharpens the focus on campus strengths, identifies long-term
goals, and provides benchmarks across a national spectrum,” said Provost Palm.
“We appreciate the outstanding work done by the campuses. As a result, we
are building upon the success of Mission Review to make it a process that is
dynamic and can adjust for change.”
Key areas of focus in Mission
Review are: campus role/distinctiveness; national context: peer institutions;
economic impact; enrollment and admissions; faculty profile/development;
academic program directions; student outcomes, including retention, graduation
and transfer success; student support/life; technology; facilities;
administrative structure; resource management; community relations and
community service; and institutional reputation.
As with the first cycle of
Mission Review, the end product of this effort is the collaborative development
of a Memorandum of Understanding for each campus that is signed by the
chancellor and the campus president. To date, 49 campuses have completed the
Mission Review II process.
Mission Review I: 2000-2005,
which was launched in 1998, is now recognized as one of the key drivers of SUNY’s significant enrollment and academic gains. As
Provost Palm reported, SUNY is currently nearing the conclusion of this
initiative’s second cycle, Mission Review II: 2005-2010.
To view a copy of the report,
please click here.
To view the MOUs from Mission Review I and II please visit:
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 417,000 students in 7,669 degree
and certificate programs on 64 campuses.