Binghamton University’s

Strategic Plan: Round One Funding

Round One Funding - 2014/15

  • Creative Activities
  • Learning Community
  • Inclusive Campus
  • Engagement
  • Strategic Investments

  • Creative Activities

    SP1.1: Develop a Plan for Attaining Membership in the Association of Research Libraries

    Attain membership in the Association of Research Libraries to reflect our distinguished collections, services and research resources and to open up avenues for increased funding.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.2: Establish a New College or School in the Life Sciences

    Immediately develop a task force to identify the feasibility, potential barriers and resources needed to establish a school of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy to enhance our graduate programs in the life sciences.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.3: Increased Institutional Support for the Interdisciplinary Research

    Encourage interdisciplinary research through faculty incentives and centralizing our research facilities.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.4: Industry funded research

    Increase industry-funded research based on best practices utilized by other successful industry-funded research institutions.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.5: Library Support for New Programs and Departments

    Expand the Library’s collections, monographs, journal and database subscriptions.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.6: Increase the Funds Available for New Faculty Start-up Support

    Close the gap between available resources for new faculty start-ups and the actual start-up costs.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.7: Joining the Association of American Universities (AAU)

    Run a study comparing Binghamton to the average American Association of Universities member on key metrics and pursue tactics to elevate Binghamton based on those metrics.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.8: Raise the Majority of PhD Programs to the 50th Percentile or Above

    Elevate half of our PhD programs measured by Academic Analytics to above national averages, including 1/5 above the 66th percentile and 1/6 above the 75th percentile, by 2016.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.9: Recruit Top Quality PhD Students

    Recruit top-quality PhD students through increased graduate assistantship openings, increased incentives for faculty to sponsor research project assistantships and decreased student:faculty ratios in master’s and doctoral-level classes.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.10: Smart-Energy and Health Sciences

    Align Binghamton’s existing strengths with grand societal challenges and adopt a strategic investment plan that would propel Binghamton to a leadership role in the areas of smart energy and health sciences; become national centers for smart-energy and health-sciences research.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP1.11: STARS: Strategic Targeted Academic Research Support; Adopt Strategies for Investment to Create Exponential (Non-Linear) Increases in Extramural Funding

    Employ the method of targeted cluster faculty hires to rapidly enhance Binghamton’s stature as a research institution and elevate Binghamton’s graduate programs Recruit and retain a national faculty that ensures long-term productivity and a culture of accomplishment, competitive interaction and innovation.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015


    Learning Community

    SP2.1: Enhanced Center for Learning and Teaching

    A new center to support and enhance a culture of excellence in teaching on our campus through a number of services.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.2: Core Competencies for Binghamton University Undergraduates

    Create a set of competencies that will characterize a Binghamton University graduate A committee will be charged with establishing a process to guide students’ adaptation to competencies and monitor their success.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.3: Critical Staffing Needs to Support AV Technology in Classrooms

    Increase staff to ensure that Binghamton classrooms meet the standards of AV technology for an improved learning experience.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.4: Developing a Premier Student Experience through Academic Advising

    Create a unique academic advising model distinct to Binghamton University to define the Binghamton student experience.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.5: EASSE into Premier: Expanding Academic Skills and Support in English

    Expand academic skills and support in English for international students.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.6: Fostering a Culture of Undergraduate Research

    Promote undergraduate interests and ideas inherently enhancing the value of a Binghamton degree.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.7: Gateways to Success

    Teaching introductory courses as "flipped," mastery, residential-based classes.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.8: Task Force Study of Approaches to Graduate Study Success

    Engage in a road map of graduate education through studying several graduate student success metrics.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.9: Fleishman Center

    Require that every Binghamton University student participate at least once in a high-impact learning experience such as service learning, study abroad, research or an internship.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.10: The Role of Online Learning in a Premier University

    Create a framework for online education.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP2.11: Innovative Teaching in Semester-long Courses

    Consider experimentation with traditional semester-long courses without compromising desired learning outcomes.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014


    Inclusive Campus

    SP3.1: Develop Organizational Structure to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness

    A new office to be led by a newly appointed vice president to promote and model a philosophy that diversity and inclusiveness is everyone's responsibility and an integral part of the fabric of our University.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP3.2: Adaptive Technology and Information Access Services

    Ensure all University members equitable access to all visual and auditory aspects of University-related programming.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP3.3: Creation of Divisional/Dept. Staff with Diversity Responsibilities

    These dedicated staff members will ensure that a commitment to diversity is woven throughout the fabric of the University.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP3.4: Explore Increasing Scholarships to Aid Recruiting Diverse Students, Undergrad and Graduate

    Improve the graduation rates of minority students through an increase in the number and amount of scholarships offered.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015


    Engagement

    SP4.1: Bringing the World's Best and Brightest Students to Binghamton University

    Improve international recruitment efforts by hiring in-country representatives, improving brand consistency internationally and diversifying the international student body.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.2: Carnegie Classification Application

    The University will demonstrate its commitment to community service by implementing the Carnegie Classification Application.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.3: Creating a Nexus for Global Engagement: The Global Center

    Create a global center that will become the hub of global engagement for Binghamton University and will become a powerful symbol for our global brand.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.4: Increasing the Consistency and Visibility of our Brand at the Campus, Regional, National, and International Level and Diversify Web Content

    Increase brand consistency through one brand name and by creating a brand promise, increase brand visibility through conducting a feasibility study to host a 2016 presidential debate, among other things, provide more information and photographs on the University website to represent and convey our school’s diverse populations.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.5: Provide Students with More and Enhanced Service and Giving Experiences through Coursework

    Increase emphasis on service and giving through classes focused on service learning, incorporating student philanthropy and creating a "service-learning certificate."

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.6: Promote International Student Success, Retention and Cultural Integration through Coursework

    Pre-arrival programs and on-campus social adjustment services and academic support will aid a growing international student population.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP4.7: Strengthen the Existing Opportunities for Students to Engage in Education Abroad

    Break down barriers to education abroad to help students expand their horizons and become global citizens.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015


    Strategic Investments

    SP5.1: Plan and Execute the Next Successful Comprehensive Gifts Campaign

    Several initiatives related to improving advancement activities on campus.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.2: Increasing and Improving Instructional Space

    Regularly upgrade the technology in classrooms and teaching laboratories.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.3: Development of a Comprehensive Space Process

    Obtain more physical space for growth and develop efficient utilization of existing and new spaces.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.4: Network High Speed Redundant Link to the Internet

    Add a second high-speed Internet link to the University to satisfy increased demand for bandwidth and serve as a back-up connection in case of unexpected damage to the first.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.5: Infrastructure to support Distance Learning

    Increase equipment, network capacity, space and staff in support of distance education offerings on campus.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.6: Enhance Creative Activities and Research Infrastructure

    Increase hires and training for technical and compliance support staff.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.7: Support Staff Required to Maintain and Operate New Buildings and Additions

    Maintain the new buildings and additions on campus with increased support staff, safety features, cleaning materials, etc.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.8: Emphasize Broad-Based Engagement Activities

    Engage alumni capable of giving a major gift to their University through activities such as events and other opportunities to interface with current students and University operations.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015

    SP5.9: Establish a Process for Vetting and Prioritizing Projects

    Develop avenues for donors to contribute to specific, high-priority Road Map proposals.

    Progress Report: 9/12/2014 | 9/17/2015