Strategic Planning

NYIT's institutional priorities have been set according to a long-term strategic plan, NYIT 2030: Setting Directions, Meeting Challenges,  since its publication in 2006. The plan begins with the mission, vision, and goals that have guided the university since it was founded in 1955. It charts a course for the long-run. It is a plan that is both flexible enough to adapt to emergent circumstances and precise enough to provide effective guidance.

Effective planning always entails gaining focus, building on strengths, and developing exemplary programs and centers of excellence. It is in taking these steps that an institution achieves longstanding academic criteria for excellence. Our plan is no exception, and many examples of such incremental improvement are found within it. However, NYIT 2030 goes further. By setting a long-term time frame, it aims to lead by doing something different and great, and in so doing, creating the criteria, including those that do not yet exist, that will define educational excellence in the 21st century.

NYIT 2030 articulates a vision for the university in the future

Publication of the plan was the beginning; since 2006 mechanisms have been developed to integrate its vision into the life of the university and make the plan a reality.

  • Achievement of the vision is supported by annual work plans that assign tasks, responsibilities, due dates, and resources (Annual 2030 Task Plans/Reports).
  • Key performance indicators show the level if progress which is reported to the community as the NYIT 2030 Scorecard.
  • Results as reported on the Scorecard influence the university's future planning and resources allocation decisions.
  • From time to time, the community re-examines and updates the statements and suggests different metrics.