Our Strategic Plan
The College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan, published in September 2016, was designed to support the vision and mission of Stony Brook University, as articulated in the 2011 University Strategic Vision.
Our departments and programs are key to our Plan's success, as their activities generate the research, scholarship, artistry, teaching and community partnerships that comprise the College’s goals. We must strategically invest in these departments and programs and continually assess our progress to assure that resources are being allocated efficiently and impactfully.
The table below lists actions and communications regarding the Strategic Plan and our measurement processes. We welcome our community to participate in the discussion of how best to target our investments in the future. Please feel free to share your feedback.
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|September 2016||After two years of collaboration among leadership, faculty, staff, students and our alumni community, the College Strategic Plan is posted and shared.||Strategic Plan - A Vision for the College of Arts and Sciences|
|January 10, 2017||Faculty committees appointed to begin development of action plans for each of the Strategic Plan's objectives||Email from Dean Kopp to committees|
|February 2, 2017||Email distribution of draft memo regarding assessment plan and metrics to be empolyed in program evaluation. Email was followed by visits to each department to obtain feedback. A faculty committee was appointed to review feedback and propose changes.||Memo shared with the University Senate and departmental faculty.|
|April 18, 2017||Preliminary 2015-16 assessment metric data released via email to College department chairs||Data gathered from 2015-16 academic year|
|June 22, 2017||Following consultation with departmental faculty leadership, the University Senate, the Provost and the Graduate School, the College suspended admission to two doctoral and three undergraduate programs.||Emails announcing final decisions regarding suspended admissions to programs are sent by Dean Kopp to faculty/staff and students/parents. A Q&A page with details of program suspensions is posted on the College website.|
|August 31, 2017||Email update to all College faculty and staff regarding initial investments in the College per Strategic Plan objectives||Email from Dean Kopp to College faculty and staff|
|September 6, 2017||Updated plan for assessment completed and emailed to College faculty and staff. Following input from a faculty committee on the strategic plan assessment process, the updated plan uses a mix of quantitative metrics and departmentally-conducted self studies to provide a holistic picture of each College program in terms of education, revenue generation, and scholarly excellence.||Memos presenting updated quantitative assessment plan and qualitative self-assessments|
|October 24, 2017||Town Hall on College strategic planning process||Email invite from Dean Kopp to College faculty and staff|
|November 15, 2017||Email to faculty and staff describing the departmental self study process (self studies conducted November 2017 - March 2018)||Memo describing the self-study process|
|November 2017||Emails regarding updates to instructional matters within the College||Emails from Dean Kopp to faculty/staff and students|
|December 21, 2017||Preliminary 2016-17 assessment metric data emailed to College faculty and staff.||Data 3-20-18 gathered from 2016-17 academic year|
|February 15, 2018||Email to faculty and staff regarding the review of departmental self studies||Table listing faculty, administrator and alumni groups|
|March 2018||Following guidelines for the assessment process, departments submit self studies of academic standing within their discipline||Departmental self studies (forthcoming)|