Project 50 Forward

Project 50 Forward is a University-wide initiative aimed at enhancing our fundamental teaching, research, and service missions while building a platform to support the future growth of the University and strengthen Stony Brook’s role in the economic renewal of New York State.

Gathering input from administrators, faculty, staff, and students, Project 50 Forward focuses on every facet of University operations – streamlining procedures, reining in costs, creating new revenue streams, and taking advantage of every opportunity to strengthen our faculty and support our students by providing them with the resources they need to excel. The result will be a more efficient, more effective Stony Brook University.

Project 50 Forward will focus on three critical missions:

Operational Excellence will seek ways to optimize support for students, faculty, and staff to advance the educational and research mission of the University. With the assistance of an experienced management consultant and using information gathered from an open-ended invitation to the campus community to provide feedback, recommendations will be made based on a comprehensive review and analysis of campus operations and administrative structure. more »

Academic Greatness will be achieved through implementation of a comprehensive Strategic Plan that is being developed with input from many sources within the academic community including faculty and University leadership. It includes a significant review of the academic structure, systems, and programs to identify areas where efficiencies may be implemented. At its core is the goal to provide an academic structure that is responsive, accountable, and committed to our students, providing them with the most effective tools possible so they can reach their educational and research goals in a timely manner. more »

Building for the Future will be advanced through the development of a Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The FMP is being devloped with assistance from the State University of New York Construction Fund (SUCF) and architectural firm Cooper Robertson & Partners (design team). The FMP is being designed to support the University’s academic strategic goals, enrollment projections, environmental facilities management principles, and to enhance student life and services. The FMP will cover a ten-year period beginning in 2013 and will be used to support capital funding requests to the Governor and New York State Legislature. more »

Please see generally the Project 50 Forward Web site »