"Road Map to Premier" Strategic Plan
Binghamton must offer students a unique and transformative learning experience. Through innovative classroom environments, high-impact learning experiences and encouragement of learning outside the University’s walls, Binghamton graduates will continue to stand out.
Strategic Plan Priority #2
Provide a transformative learning community that prepares students for advanced education, careers and purposeful living.
Goals and Metrics
University Goal: Binghamton students and alumni engage in healthy living for lifelong success
- Metric: Meet or exceed national Healthy Campus 2020 targets
- What/How: The percentage of targets met as determined by student responses to the National College Health Assessment survey
- Why: The 2020 Targets set goals in multiple areas of health and wellness, when combined they provide an overall picture of health
- Target: 50% by 2020
The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that collects precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.
Binghamton plans to participate in the NCHA survey bi-annually and tracks trends on several measures related to Healthy Campus 2020 objectives.
The ACHA–National Faculty Staff Health Assessment (NFSHA) is a survey tool, designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate student employees working on college and university campuses. Having current, relevant data about faculty and staff health can help enhance health promotion and prevention services by determining which employee wellness programs and services are most needed.
Binghamton University participated in the first Fall 2017 NFSHA. This survey has provided baseline data for our campus employees and helped set several Healthy Campus Initiative objectives.
Creating a culture of health and wellness is central to the mission of the Healthy Campus Initiative. A guiding principle of the HCI is to develop opportunities to engage students across their lifespan at the University.
As new students join the Binghamton community, the HCI assesses the students’ perceptions regarding the culture of health and wellness after each First-year Orientation Session. Perceptions are measured several other times throughout students’ collegiate career.
Many of our campus partners offer regular and on-going opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in workshops, activities and engagements that support healthy living throughout the year.
The HCI tracks programs offered on campus that fall into one or more of the eight dimensions of wellness.