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This publication contains five reports of task groups charged with helping the State University of New York (SUNY) develop specific action agendas for the coming decade and the year 2000. These reports flow from the SUNY 2000 vision of becoming a significantly greater player in helping meet the needs of the state in economic development, environmental conservation, health care, public education, and social services. Each area was addressed by a group of key state and non-state policy makers together with SUNY faculty, researchers, and administrators. The first report, "Providing Advanced Knowledge for a Global Economy: The Roles of SUNY in the Economic Development of New York State," suggests 4 principles for responding to a turbulent economy, lists 15 initiatives, advances a vision for transforming the state's economy, and argues for higher education's role in that transformation. The report on environmental conservation looks at the potential for an expanded role for SUNY and ways to respond to state needs in this area. The report on health care offers a series of specific recommendations grouped by the areas of educational programs, research, and service. The report on public education makes recommendations according to three themes: (1) student preparation and school-to-college transition; (2) school-college collaboration; and (3) university programs. The final report on social services offers five recommendations: two to link individuals and institutions concerned with social services and three focused on internal changes designed to enable SUNY faculty and staff to be responsive to the research, education, and service needs of the state's social services community. Two appendixes list the regional committees of the Task Force on Economic Development and the challenges, strategies, and goals identified in the regional reports. An addendum comprising about half of this document provides summary notes of discussions of each task force report with SUNY presidents while on retreat. (JB)

Descriptors: College Role, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development, Futures (of Society), Health Needs, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Primary Health Care, Public Education, Social Services, State Universities

Author: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancellor.


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