Albany, NY, Jan 10, 2012 — SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her own speech today in Albany, on the state of higher education in New York. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick has the details:
Chancellor Zimpher said SUNY’s top priority is to make sure students graduate.
She added said SUNY will funnel more money to top-performing schools, based on metrics like graduation rates.
Zimpher also repeatedly called for the 64 campuses to become more integrated, and embrace a word that can’t be found in the dictionary: systemness.
So for a university like SUNY that means bringing together and orchestrating our system of stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, boards, councils, campuses.
Zimpher also called for the need for accountability, and said SUNY will continue to do self-evaluations through its new annual report cards.