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 & 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, service, 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 with the critical thinking and technical competencies necessary to successfully 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 creative 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 and industry partners
  • Objective 2: Engage in public outreach activities to the community, industry, and alumni highlighting our strengths and seeking opportunities for collaboration
  • Objective 3: Continue to develop and support scholarly lectures, and 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 civic engagement 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, inclusion, civic responsibility, and student engagement
  • 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
  • Objective 4: Provide academic and co-curricular experiences designed to develop a global perspective
  • Objective 5: Educate students to become engaged citizens who are prepared to contribute to the public good

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