Herkimer County Community College’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan upholds the College’s commitment to its Core Values (Community, Excellence, Integrity, and Opportunity), and strengthens the alignment among key areas of institutional strategic thinking, goals, and outcomes, including: Enrollment Management and Marketing, Resource Allocation, Facilities, and Academic & Student Affairs. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Herkimer County Community College engaged in an inclusive, campus-wide process for evaluating and revising the previous three-year plan, ensuring all campus community stakeholders were part of the multiple stages of communication, feedback, and revision. The College’s Board of Trustees approved the new three-year plan on July 11th, 2018. The Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee continues to oversee the continual improvement of the College’s integrated operational and strategic planning, and so maintains the Strategic Plan as a "living document,” flexible and dynamic, that guides College decision making and targeting outcomes.
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.
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.
Goal 1: Academic Excellence:
Herkimer College will provide contemporary programs and services in innovative teaching and learning environments that encourage scholarly inquiry and challenge students to develop and reach their academic goals.
Goal 2: Campus Culture
Herkimer College will create and sustain a campus community that promotes student success.
Goal 3: Fiscal Stability:
Herkimer College will ensure that consistent, reliable resources are planned, established, and allocated to adequately meet the College’s current and future responsibilities.
Goal 4: Outreach and Community Relations:
Herkimer College will foster a positive relationship between the College and the community.