With this Transformation Plan we will become a leading model for contemporary engineering and computer science education. We will be stronger, more visible, more sustainable, with enhanced impact upon students, alumni, and communities.
Over the next ten years, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will grow student enrollment on campus by 20%, to over 3,000 students, in areas demanded by the workforce. We will increase the presence of persons historically underrepresented to comprise over 60% of our undergraduate student body. We will increase graduation rates by 20 percentage points to over 70%. We will launch and grow online programs to enroll over 500 new students, annually. We will place students into jobs within three months of graduation.
The College will grow faculty size by 30%, to over 130 professors, with a diversity profile that reflects the student body. We will hire prestigious endowed professors in areas of research distinction. We will more than double annual research expenditures and significantly increase graduate student success.
We will shift the composition of our faculty body to comprise 30% professors of practice, up from 22%, to enhance our capacity to provide hands-on experiences for students and achieve a lower student-to-teacher ratio. We will increase our staff support by 30% to improve upon student services.
The College will enhance our learning environments, growing our space footprint by 40%, to occupy 230,000 square feet, and significantly enhance space quality to catalyze collaborative learning, creativity and innovation, and to convey to students that these aspects are signature characteristics of our discipline.
With your help, in ten years, Syracuse University will boast an engineering and computer science education that complements the University’s legacy of leadership in education and research.
OUR GOALS :
- Broaden our community of scholars
- Magnify our value
- Catalyze idea exchange
- Elevate our research impact
GUIDING IMPERATIVES :
- Advance the College’s reputation by leveraging areas of University distinction
- Provide academic, professional, and research experiences that translate into a measurable return-on-investment
- Champion the research and innovation of faculty and students to maximize their global impact
- Ensure the College has a long-term, sustainable financial model