The Bulletin of The Statewide Plan for Higher Education 2004-2012

To: Chief Executive Officers of Colleges and Universities in New York State

From: Johanna Duncan-Poitier

Subject: The Bulletin of The Statewide Plan for Higher Education, 2004—2012

I am pleased to send you The Bulletin of The Statewide Plan for Higher Education 2004-2012. Every eight years, the Board of Regents, in collaboration with the higher education community, develops and adopts the Statewide Plan for Higher Education, setting goals and objectives for New York’s coordinated system of higher education. The Statewide Plan focuses on major issues affecting the role of higher education in New York State and its service to its residents, workforce, and community.

The enclosed Bulletin identifies the Elements of a Highly Effective Higher Education System and the Regents Priorities for the Higher Education System, all of which have been developed with considerable input from the higher education community. The next step in the process is the development of master plans by the higher education institutions. Each institution should address the Regents priorities in its new master plan, to the extent consistent with the institution’s mission, priorities, goals, and objectives for the next eight years.

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) will develop single long-range master plans for their systems. The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) and the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) will prepare consolidated master plans for the independent and proprietary sectors. Each independent college should send its new master plan to cIcu, with a copy to the State Education Department and each proprietary college should send its master plan to APC, with a copy to the Department. The SUNY, CUNY, cIcu, and APC master plans should be sent to the State Education Department by June 1, 2004. The final master plans become part of the Statewide Plan for Higher Education.

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department look forward to continuing to work with New York’s colleges and universities on the development of the Statewide Plan for Higher Education 2004—2012. If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Frey, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Quality Assurance, New York State Education Department, Room 981, Education Building Annex, Albany, NY 12234; phone: (518) 486-3633; e-mail: jfrey@mail.nysed.gov or Byron Connell, Associate in Higher Education, Office of College and University Evaluation, New York State Education Department, Education Building, 5 North Mezzanine, Albany, NY 12234; phone: (518) 474-2593; e-mail: bconnell@mail.nysed.gov.

Last Updated: October 22, 2009