The Future of New York Institute of Technology
The arrival in June 2017 of Hank Foley, Ph.D., as New York Institute of Technology’s fourth president brought with it an opportunity to review and re-chart the institution’s focus and strategic direction.
Under Dr. Foley's leadership, it became clear that New York Tech’s first priority is investing available resources and attention in its core business and ensuring the success of the students at its main campuses in the U.S. A series of “Campus Conversations” provided a wealth of information about how New York Tech could achieve this while promoting the best work of its faculty and staff.
Working with the campus community, President Foley mapped out a broad vision for New York Tech that will position the university as a leader among institutions in the New York metropolitan region, that is nationally and internationally recognized for the quality of its programs and the success it fosters among its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Such recognition and distinction will be grounded in the practical, hands-on, and data-driven approaches to problem-solving in which every member of the New York Tech community engages, whether it be in improving the human condition, or improving the quality and efficiency of services for faculty, staff, or students.
The vision for New York Tech’s future focuses on several key areas that include:
- Improving retention and graduation rates and positioning our graduates for success.
- Increasing faculty scholarship and growing externally funded research.
- Creating environments that allow students to engage with each other and with faculty.
- Supporting cutting-edge teaching and learning, and collaborations among disciplines.
- Revitalizing academic programs to be centered around hands-on learning, critical creativity, and designing and making solutions rather than studying about them.
With this stated institutional goal to provide an outstanding student experience, and become one of the best private institutions of higher education in metropolitan New York City and Long Island, a formal strategic planning process will articulate an expanded set of institutional objectives in detail and devise plans to advance the institution’s vision. This process will be participatory, well communicated, and understood by all.