Master Plan 2012-2016

The City University of New York Master Plan: Investing in Our Future

The City University of New York’s 2012-2016 Master Plan builds on the significant progress achieved through preceding plans. More than a decade ago, the University’s Master Plan for 2000-2004 set forth a strategy of institutional renewal. Since 2000, the University has been successfully charting a course toward academic distinction, beginning with its comprehensive response to the 1999 report of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on CUNY, The City University of New York: An Institution Adrift. This task force was chaired by now CUNY Board of Trustees Chair, Benno C. Schmidt Jr.

Over the past 12 years, the University has continued to implement bold, strategic measures to position itself among the most highly regarded and respected institutions of public higher learning. Under the guidance of Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, and through the collective efforts of CUNY’s Board of Trustees, presidents, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends, the University is today navigating a course of academic achievement and innovation, while sustaining its traditional roles and responsibilities. Indeed, CUNY is a leader in defining public higher education for the 21st-century, whether developing new approaches to student learning, building collaborative research models, or creatively partnering with the city’s communities.

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