Herkimer College has renewed its commitment to a quality standard of excellence. Beginning in August 2015, the College created a new standard of quality based on its Core Values which served as a guide for the Quality Team initiative that resulted in an improved integrated model of strategic planning; this aligned major areas of strategic thinking, goals, and outcomes, including: Enrollment Management and Marketing, Resource Allocation, Facilities, and Academic Affairs. During the Quality Team planning stage, Herkimer's Strategic Plan underwent a major update in accordance with its established revision cycle. At this time, the College renewed its commitment to excellence, embracing its Core Values of Community, Integrity, Opportunity, and Excellence, with greater regard. Herkimer's Quality initiative also facilitated more specific alignment of resource allocation with student learning outcomes and the Strategic Plan.
The Board of Trustees approved the plan in May 2015. In September 2015, the Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee was formed as a recommending body to the Executive Council regarding the maintenance and fulfillment of the Strategic Plan. As integrated operational and strategic planning undergoes continuous improvement, the College's Strategic Plan remains a "living" document, pliable and dynamic, that guides College decision making and action outcomes.
Community: To foster a collaborative campus environment that promotes civility, creativity, diversity, open communication, social responsibility, and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the public
Excellence: To encourage all constituencies of the college community to pursue the highest standards of performance in their academic and professional work.
Integrity: To embrace the values of honesty, respect, consistency, diversity and responsibility, in order to provide fair and equal treatment for all.
Opportunity: To provide access to quality, affordable lifelong learning opportunities and to maintain an environment that fosters individual growth and development for all.
The mission of Herkimer College is to serve our learners by providing high quality, accessible educational opportunities and services in response to the needs of the local and regional communities.
Herkimer College will continue to be a highly respected teaching and learning institution whose academic excellence will be complemented by a rich offering of co-curricular programming, quality student services and distinction in athletics.
The College will continue to serve the post-secondary education needs of the community and be a key driver in regional economics, capitalizing on the potential of its partnerships and programs in current and emerging fields.
Herkimer College students will exceed expectations in programmatic outcomes, educational core competencies, and critical thinking skills in order to become productive citizens engaged in a global society.
1. Strengthen Support for Student Success
Promote student success through relevant programs and support services within an enriched teaching and learning environment
2. Campus Life
Provide a rich two-year college experience for all students.
3. Institutional Culture
Create a more engaged and vibrant campus community.
4. Operational Sustainability
Ensure operational sustainability of the institution
5. Outreach & Community Relations
Enhance community connections.