Building A Better Brockport

A Strategic Plan for the Future 2017-2022

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SUNY Brockport provides an exemplary undergraduate and graduate public education, encompassing liberal arts and professional programs. We aim to cultivate the skills and knowledge, critical inquiry, innovation, and resilience necessary to transform society. In doing so, we support our faculty and staff in their pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors, service, academic support, and engagement in the University, and our wider local, regional, state, national, and global communities.


SUNY Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.


Building meaningful lives and vibrant communities


Community • Engagement • Excellence • Transformation

The Brockport Promise

SUNY Brockport promises to engage our students each day in cultivating their capacity for intellectual, physical, and creative accomplishment.


Major Goals

Our enduring foundational values of community, engagement, excellence, and transformation function as pillars that underpin and extend through Building a Better Brockport. They set the framework for the four goals we will work together to achieve.

Goal 1

To be a Great University at which to Learn

A great university at which to learn is an institution that provides an excellent educational experience to both graduate and undergraduate students that is relevant and rigorous. This requires faculty and staff who act as role models, establish high expectations, demonstrate care for their students, and employ evidenced-based teaching practices, such as assessment of student achievement. Our goal is to be a place that champions full inclusivity for all students, as well as the knowledge and skills gained from a diverse student, faculty, and staff body, and a diverse set of perspectives and cultural knowledge.

Measures of Success

Goal 2

To be a University engaged with its Community

Community engagement offers the opportunity to contribute to the public good by combining the resources of the University with those of public and private sectors. To be a university engaged with its community requires that we promote, support, recognize, and celebrate the service and engagement of faculty, staff, students, and alumni in local, regional, national, and international communities, demonstrating our commitment to leadership, civic engagement, and global awareness.

Measures of Success

Goal 3

To be a Sustainable Institution for the 21st Century

SUNY Brockport sees sustainability, long linked with environmental concerns, as also encompassing our fiscal health and viability. Environmental sustainability requires a focus on the health and safety of the environment of our campuses as well as the quality of place and accessibility. To ensure the fiscal sustainability of our University our resource allocation methodologies and budget processes will serve as a roadmap that governs how resources flow on campus to increase transparency, simplification, and incentives.

Measures of Success

Goal 4

To be a Great University at which to Work

A great university at which to work has a healthy campus climate and a culture of excellence where its employees have pride, enjoy working, and have trust in the institution and each other. At Brockport, our goal is to have this characterized by honesty, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie, and an appreciation of equity, diversity, and inclusion as underpinning principles for all that we do.

Measures of Success

The Brockport Experience

The object of transformation is The Brockport Experience—the aggregate, day-to-day, and ongoing experiences of the Brockport community: our students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and the broader society (local, regional, national and global communities). This is an enterprise-wide concept, spanning the multiple entities that comprise SUNY Brockport (the Divisions and Schools of the University, the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, the Brockport Auxiliary Services Corporation, the Brockport Foundation, the Brockport Alumni Association, and the Research Foundation).

The goals of Building a Better Brockport are the framework by which the threads of The Brockport Experience come into alignment and reinforce one another so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts, strengthening and giving clarity to The Brockport Experience.


Additional Resources

Related documents and websites to the strategic plan.

President’s Office
View The Full Plan
View The Current Op Plan
View 2020-21 Goal Updates
View The Previous Op Plan