This academic plan outlines the multi-dimensional efforts of Keene State College and the Division of Academic Affairs to achieve academic excellence. It comes at a time in history when it will not be enough for educational institutions to be known for the physical attributes of their campus or community, or the measures of the many inputs that historically have equated with status in the educational pecking order. Our stakeholders—students, parent, community, system and legislators—are demanding evidence of real educational outcomes, which are captured best in one overarching College strategic goal—achieving academic excellence. The institutions that rise to this new challenge will succeed and prosper, while those that do not will languish. While the Division of Academic Affairs at Keene State College has primary responsibility for meeting this challenge, our success will depend on the creative energies and hard work of the entire College community.