Nearly two years ago, Chancellor Kent Syverud, with the support of the Board of Trustees, announced Fast Forward Syracuse, a bold, transformative initiative aimed at providing the key strategic direction and framework for propelling the University forward, fostering academic and operational excellence, and meeting the challenges ahead.

Since its inception, significant progress has been made, particularly as it relates to the development of the University’s Academic Strategic Plan and the execution of the Operational Excellence initiative. On the heels of those achievements comes the next step – the rollout and implementation of the Campus Framework, a living document that works in coordination with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide, and manage the campus environment and its physical form in support of the University’s mission.

Aligned with the University’s mission and vision and as a result of 18 months of community engagement, the Framework seeks to foster an inclusive range of strategies to address the student experience, integrate accessibility and mobility, and improve the academic and research environments.