This past fall, Ithaca College launched its five-year strategic plan: Ithaca Forever. The plan is a result of a yearlong, inclusive collaboration between faculty, staff, students, alumni, and off-campus community members. And it’s just getting started.
The plan provides a framework for how the college will deliver an exceptional educational experience that is accessible, affordable, and responsive to the needs of the next generation of Ithaca College students. The field of higher education is facing myriad challenges, including affordability, accessibility, and the demographic decline of the college-age population in the Northeast. These challenges caused us to think deeply about our purpose, what we are committed to, what we want to invest in, and what our future will look like. Read on to see how we plan to address these challenges in the future and for examples of current initiatives that help illustrate the plan.