Strategic Planning

In March, 2018, the new strategic plan for SUNY Maritime College - "Charting a New Course" - was endorsed by the College Council, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and SUNY Maritime Foundation.

The plan is centered around six strategic goals:

  • Achieve New Heights of Academic Excellence

  • Empower a Maritime College "Faculty for the Future"

  • Cultivate Strong External Partnerships

  • Champion Diversity and Inclusion

  • Foster a Vibrant Student Life Experience

  • Realize Our Future


Planning Process

In fall 2016, SUNY Maritime College began developing a new strategic plan to define our future. Over the past year, we have engaged in many productive conversations in a collaborative process with stakeholders across the Maritime community.

The strategic planning effort is motivated by the maritime industry’s rapidly changing landscape, including information technology, safety and cyber security, environmental factors, ships systems and automation, and shifts in the international and domestic shipping markets. Equally important are changes also taking place in higher education, including college financing models, student demographic shifts and globalization.

For each focus area, the committee developed approximately three broad objectives. We are in the most important phase of the strategic planning process: defining strategic action items that will enable us to achieve each objective and realize the vision articulated for each focus area. 

For more information about the planning process, please read appendix IV in the plan above.