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Mission of the College

Dedicated to student success, Farmingdale State College delivers exceptional academic and applied learning outcomes through scholarship, research, and student engagement for Long Island and beyond.  FSC’s commitment to student-centered learning and inclusiveness prepares graduates to be exemplary citizens equipped to excel in a competitive, diverse, and technologically dynamic society.

Farmingdale 2022:  Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives

Farmingdale State College will:

Goal 1 – Be recognized as a center of excellence in teaching and applied learning

  • Objective 1 – Create a distinctive identity in preparing students as highly qualified professionals through expanding mentoring, research, and experiential learning
  • Objective 2 – Deliver high quality academic support services and programming to enhance retention, graduation, and student success
  • Objective 3 – Seek specialized accreditation for eligible programs
  • Objective 4 – Provide highly skilled graduates equipped to enter the workforce

Goal 2 – Generate external resources to support the advancement of Farmingdale State College

  • Objective 1 – Develop a data-driven, multi-faceted fundraising program to support the mission of the College
  • Objective 2 – Build a culture of philanthropy through strategic outreach to alumni, donors, friends and corporate partners
  • Objective 3 – Encourage and support faculty, staff and students in seeking, applying and managing grant funding/sponsored research for programs, research and other activities

Goal 3 – Broaden the academic foundation to promote enrollment stability

  • Objective 1 – Develop unique, mission-consistent, graduate and undergraduate programs that support the needs of the region and enable graduates to be successful within the globalized economy
  • Objective 2 – Ensure the delivery of outstanding academic programs while further improving retention and graduation rates
  • Objective 3 – Support and expand training to enhance traditional, hybrid and online teaching, course design, and the use of new and emerging technologies for teaching and learning

Goal 4 – Strengthen relationships with the Long Island community and surrounding areas

  • Objective 1 – Develop internships and service learning experiences that provide opportunities to connect students with community/industry partners
  • Objective 2 – Engage in public outreach activities to the community, industry and alumni highlighting our strengths
  • Objective 3 – Continue to develop and support scholarly lectures, artistic and cultural programs for the campus and surrounding community

Goal 5 – Increase the prominence of Farmingdale State College as a center of technological innovation

  • Objective 1 – Create pathways for faculty and graduates to contribute to new industries
  • Objective 2 – Support opportunities for professional development and research activity as well as the publication, licensing and/or commercialization of any findings

Goal 6 – Promote and sustain an environment that is inclusive of all learners and embraces the diversity of culture, thought and perspectives

  • Objective 1 – Increase co-curricular activities to support initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Objective 2 – Utilize universal design protocols to ensure that all courses are accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and needs
  • Objective 3 ─ Promote and implement the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Goal 7 – Upgrade and expand buildings, grounds and facilities to accommodate program innovation, expansion and student engagement

  • Objective 1 – Support the design and upgrading of campus buildings and infrastructure to meet high standards in performance, energy and environmental concerns
  • Objective 2 – Promote the inclusion and placement of public art in campus buildings and on campus grounds to enhance the aesthetic setting in which teaching and learning take place
  • Objective 3 – Promote the use of green and sustainable practices in the maintenance and development of campus grounds and facilities
  • Objective 4 – Maintain and update research and teaching facilities to remain at the cutting edge of new technology