Hofstra stands alone in the Colonial Athletic Association as the only school without a master plan. The current administration has a consulting company on retainer who has the capacity for master planning. Recently, administrators announced that Hofstra has undertaken a master plan project in the coming years. What does this mean for students and faculty who learn and work at Hofstra?
A master plan is a comprehensive or far reaching plan of action. The university master plans in the Colonial Athletic Association span 10 or 20 years. It points out the key features of a campus and creates a vision of the future using the public’s aspirations and civic goals. It can guide decision-making by integrating sustainability principles in the document.
As a planning document, a master plan should be identity-driven. That means that a master plan should be built on principles that are in line with the character of the school and its community. Our place in the community is an important part of our identity. The Hofstra community includes Hempstead and Uniondale. Our community partners should have a say in who Hofstra is as an institution of higher learning and how we contribute to the betterment of our larger community.
Here is a link to the master plan survey