Priority

Enhance the University's economic, social and cultural impact through engagement from the local to the global level.

Background

Over the next five years, Binghamton University will facilitate the development of multi-dimensional students. These students will participate in activities that engage them interpersonally, and on both local community and world-wide levels. They will study abroad, participate in local service and philanthropic endeavors, and develop character traits that will make them ambassadors for Binghamton University upon graduation.

In accordance with our current University growth plan, these students will be recruited from all corners of the globe. Through dedicated Binghamton representatives working abroad, pipelines of diversification, relationships with international partners and a simplified admissions process, Binghamton will become the first choice for international students looking to study abroad. The University will also work toward a stronger brand beyond America’s East Coast. Through brand development and consistency in marketing efforts, the visibility of Binghamton will expand across the United States and will improve an already trusted name abroad.

On the local and state levels, our students will find more ways to be involved with their communities. As soon as new students step on campus for their summer orientation, they will be engaged in service and philanthropic activities. Their coursework will include service components and they will have an opportunity to achieve a Service Learning Certificate upon graduation. Thus, a culture of giving will be integrated into the fabric of their Binghamton University experience.

Through these efforts, Binghamton University students will become more than outstanding academics with highly marketable skills. They will grow into informed, conscientious citizens who carry the Binghamton brand into their professional and personal endeavors while they are students and following their graduation.

As an institution, Binghamton University understands the value of collaboration and will continue to establish partnerships throughout the region and across New York state. Through these thousands of partnerships with local and regional businesses and agencies, technology transfer and research commercialization services, and a state-of-the-art incubator, Binghamton University will be an economic driver as the Southern Tier and New York state revitalize their economies.

Goals & Metrics

Goal: Binghamton University has a positive economic impact on the local community

Metric

State economic impact

What/How

Binghamton University calculates on an annual basis its economic contribution to the state. This calculation takes into account construction, payroll, the economic value of internships and similar experiences, and visitors to campus.

Why

The upstate New York economy has struggled since de-industrialization. Binghamton University can help revitalize our local economies.

Target

$1.5 billion per year by 2020 at the state level

Goal: Binghamton University students, faculty, staff, and alumni have a positive social impact on the local community

Metric

Percentage of students who volunteer at least one hour per week

What/How

Response to National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) which is conducted every 3 years

Why

Binghamton University instills in its students a sense of responsibility for the communities in which they live.

Target

50% by 2020

Goal: Binghamton University is a cultural center for the local community

Metric

Number of visitors to Anderson Center and Athletics events

What/How

Total attendance to athletics and Anderson Center events.

Why

Binghamton Univeristy serves as an important community ammenity that brings the world to Binghamton.

Target

180,000 by 2020

Goal: Binghamton University students, faculty, staff, and alumni have a positive social impact on the global community

Metric

Number of students doing study abroad

What/How

Based on the annual number supplied to IIE's Open Doors Report provided by the IEGA

Why

Study abroad allows students to engage with other cultures, impacting both those cultures and the students.

Target

500 by 2020

Metric

Number of alumni living abroad

What/How

Number of Alumni with International Addresses

Why

As both our domestic and international students graduate and live in other countries, they take Binghamton University with them.

Target

6000 by 2020

Goal: Binghamton University is a premier destination for international students

Metric

Number of international undergraduate students

What/How

Based on the annual number supplied to IIE's Open Doors Report provided by the IEGA

Why

One way for us to engage with the global community is to have the global community come to us.

Target

1,400 by Fall 2020

Metric

Number of international graduate students

What/How

Based on the annual number supplied to IIE's Open Doors Report provided by the IEGA

Why

One way for us to engage with the global community is to have the global community come to us.

Target

2,100 by Fall 2020