Effective strategic planning depends on a clear assessment of the institution's strengths and weaknesses and of the opportunities and challenges it will meet. Brooklyn College enjoys significant strengths that bring its goal— to be the best of its kind — within its reach. Our strategic plan is a road map to that goal. It calls on us to be innovative, alive to opportunity and change, steadfast in our commitment. It also obliges us to make choices, a difficulty not unknown to us. Proud of our past, we are confident of our future.