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April 9

Road Map implementation launch

The thank you gift to the hundreds of volunteers might have seemed a little corny to some, but the thank you was sincere as Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger opened the Road Map Implementation Launch to a crowd of about 350 Monday, in the Mandela Room of the University Union.

“Today is a day to say thank you,” he said. “As you came in, our road mappers gave you a little gift. I had said go out and find some old road signs, cut them into pieces and write on the back of each one. It’s kind of corny, but it’s low cost, lightweight and fits in your pocket and will remind you of the months you put into this project.”

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April 8

Road Map update

Road Map to Premier - 2013 (pdf, 1.5mb)
A strategic plan for our future

April 1

Road Map update

Just a reminder - the Road Map Implementation Launch will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Mandela Room of the University Union.

Parking validation will be provided for non-University members.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you!

Harvey G. Stenger

February 25

Road Map update

A lot has happened over the past few weeks, and I hope you've had a chance to review the proposals that are moving forward from each team. I am excited to see some of the projects already begin to take shape.

After careful consideration of our vision of becoming the premier public university of the 21st century, the Road Map Steering Committee grouped the selected proposals moving forward under five Strategic Priorities. By doing this, we expect to increase efficiency as we find synergistic attributes among proposals from different teams.

The five Strategic Priorities identified with the selected proposals are:

"The Premier Public University of the 21st century will...

...optimize the acquisition and allocation of human, technological, financial and physical         resources. (Proposals: CAR13, D2, I1, I2, I7, I13, I24, P8, P9, P11, RR8)

...engage in path-breaking graduate education, research, scholarship and creative activities that shape the world. (Proposals: CAR4, CAR5, CAR14, CAR19, CAR20, CAR23, CAR24, CAR26, CAR29, CAR32, RR1/CAR30, SS8)

...provide a transformative learning community that prepares students for advanced education, careers and purposeful living. (Proposals: AL1, AL2, AL3, AL4, AL12, GE2, I15, RR5, SS1, SS10, SS6)

...unite to foster a diverse and inclusive campus culture. (Proposals: D6, D9, D14, D17)

...enhance the University's economic, social and cultural impact through engagement from the local to the global level. (Proposals: CE2, GE1, GE3, GE4, GE8, I43, P3, P4, RR7)"

With these priorities as guidelines for implementing the Road Map proposals, the coming months will prove to be exciting time as we start down this path.

During March, the Vice Presidents will take ownership of the proposals and will be creating milestones and budgets for the first two years of implementation. These implementation plans will be presented in a draft of a planning document near the beginning of April. Thank you again for the work you've done to make this possible.

Harvey G. Stenger

February 11

Road Map update

Thank you once again for the many hours you dedicated to the Road Map process, helping to launch Binghamton University on the path to being the premier public university of the 21st century!

During the winter break, all of the team sponsors and co-chairs reviewed every proposal and ranked each on the basis of the impact and priority it should have. The final 47 proposals were chosen based on those scores. The list of the proposals selected are available on the Roadmap homepage at

Since final receipt of all the proposals, many of us in the University’s administration have been working diligently to begin implementing your initiatives, innovations and ideas. We are currently in the process of cost projection, resource allocation and milestone development for the 47 proposals that were selected to move forward.

You have provided us with many innovative proposals that span the University’s disciplines and divisions. Our limited resources necessitate selecting proposals that we consider strategic priorities. Though we cannot implement all of the 176 proposals received, those not selected for implementation will be archived and continually referenced as we move forward in our strategic planning process. It is quite possible that we will be able to pursue additional proposals from the archived list.

As we progress to the implementation phase, we will keep you informed by e-mail and updates posted to the Road Map website. In the near future, you will receive an invitation to attend a Roadmap Implementation Launch, which will celebrate the excellent work done by the teams and provide additional information on implementation of the strategic initiatives identified by the Roadmap process.

We are very excited to begin these next steps in the process and look forward to working with you to move our excellent University toward premier status.

Harvey G. Stenger, President
Donald G. Nieman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

January 25

Road Map update

The Road Map Steering Committee had a long and very productive meeting on Jan. 22. The team sponsors and chairs joined together to review their rankings of 176 3-I proposals generated by the nine Road Map teams and agreed upon 47 for implementation. Discussion also centered on how best to cluster the selected proposals for integration into the upcoming Road Map document.

In the coming weeks, each vice president will take responsibility for a group of the 47 proposals selected for implementation. They will then determine the resources needed and develop a set of milestones to guide implementation of each proposal.

Proposals Moving Forward

Harvey G. Stenger, President
Donald G. Nieman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

December 21

Road Map update

We want to thank each of you for your hard work over the past several months. The initial phase of the Road Map process is nearing completion; the co-chairs have collected and delivered the Initiatives, Ideas, and Innovations. These will be collated and distributed to the steering committee today.

With 176 separate proposals (each about 3-pages in length), the Road Map steering committee has a lot of work ahead of us as we begin the month-long process of ranking and voting on the proposals. We will be looking closely at each proposal, ranking them on our understanding of their Priority and Impact. As stated earlier, we will also make all the proposals available publically on our website by the end of December.

On January 18th the Steering Committee scoring will be concluded and the Committee will meet January 22nd to make a final ranking of the proposals, using the scoring as input. In addition, we will update the campus regarding the Road Map process at the University Forum, which is also scheduled for the 22nd, though obviously, final determinations of all proposals will not yet have been made.

The completed results will be available early in February and I am planning to hold a Road Map team member event at the end of February (date and time to be determined soon) At that time, we will share the results of this process, and, after a period of comment, finalize our decisions and begin the process of making budgetary appropriations to support them.

Again, we want to thank each of you for your efforts. We should all be proud of the work we accomplished in such a short span of time. This has been a dedicated, diverse group of people who share a commitment to making a great university even better. Because of your contributions, Binghamton will soon be on the path to becoming the Premier Public University of the 21st Century.

Harvey G. Stenger, President
Donald G. Nieman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

November 15

Road Map update

Thank you for your hard work over the past nine weeks. The Road Map teams have covered a lot of ground in that time, developing outstanding vision statements for their areas and identifying priorities that will help us reach our goal of becoming the premier public university of the 21st century. We are confident that we are on schedule for a successful conclusion of the teams' work by the end of the semester.

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September 10

Road Map strategic planning kicks off

More than 400 people came together in the Mandela Room on Sept. 10, to kick off the University's Road Map initiative. The strategic planning process began taking shape a week or two after President Harvey Stenger arrived on campus, he told the crowd.

"We've done a lot of planning to plan for this plan, and we're here today to really get started building a road map for Binghamton University's future," he said.

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Road Map process moves forward

August 21

As the entire campus community prepares for the fall semester, I can't help but be excited about all that lies ahead.

Binghamton University has consistently been recognized as one of the elite public universities in the nation, and we are determined to be the premier public university of the 21st century. With the recent approval of our NYSUNY 2020 plan, and your assistance in our Road Map process, we can achieve our goal.

Please join me for the Road Map Kickoff at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Mandela Room, where together we will set the stage for an exceptional semester of collaboration that will lead us to initiatives, innovations and ideas to fuel our growth and our academic and operational excellence.

The Road Map team sponsors, co-chairs and I look forward to seeing you on Sept. 10, and to working with you throughout the semester.


Harvey G. Stenger

July 23, 2012

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of the official Road Map website! Thanks to the hard work put in by the Communications and Marketing Department, you can now view information about your team members.

The website will be used as a location to keep the general public up-to-date on what is happening in the Road Map process, as well as a repository of information that will be relevant for all teams.

We encourage you to take a few moments this summer to learn about who you will be working with and to check the website often for updates.

We have done our best to ensure that the information posted on the site accurately reflects the information that you provided to us. However, should you need to edit or add any information, please contact us at and we will update the site as soon as possible.

July 10, 2012

June 11, 2012

A final congratulations to the class of 2012! Since Commencement weekend, the Road Map process has made great strides. A Road Map Planning Committee has been formed and will be working throughout the summer and into next fall “behind the scenes.” Some of the progress made thus far:

Check back for new updates every few weeks to stay informed of the Road Map progress. I hope you’re enjoying the summer!

May 3, 2012

I’m thrilled to note that more than 300 people have volunteered to be a part of our Road Map teams that will help recommend and build specific initiatives to move Binghamton University toward being the premier public university of the 21st century. It’s this type of willingness to contribute and collaborate with others across campus that will be paramount to our success.

Over the next few weeks, I will organize the teams, announce their chairs and propose their charges. Then, in June, team memberships will be announced. Though you may have signed up to serve on more than one team, we are limiting each person to only one due to the volume of volunteers.

This summer, I will work with our Office of Institutional Research and Assessment to collect benchmarking data for each of the teams. I also will be researching the literature on higher education and post reading materials that you may find useful to review during the summer on the page. Other than this bit of reading, there are no summer work expectations for the teams. The work will begin with a kick-off meeting at the beginning of the fall semester.

I look forward to working with everyone on this project and to the continued success of Binghamton University.

Harvey Stenger

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Last Updated: 12/18/13