Strategic Planning Framework Update and Feedback Opportunity
A message from Joanne C. Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost:
I am writing to provide an update on the progress on the development of the University of Manitoba’s new Strategic Planning Framework. Since my February communique, we have been engaged in an extensive period of consultation from mid-February to early April. 53 input sessions have been held with faculty/school councils, administrative groups, special meetings of select Senate Committees, as well as forums for Indigenous scholars, staff and students, student groups, support staff, and alumni and donors. More than 1,188 members of our University community participated in these sessions. As well, feedback through our on-line portal provided an additional 50 responses.
All input from these sessions has been consolidated and provided to the Strategic Planning Committee who will now begin their work to review, analyze and develop our University’s new Strategic Planning Framework for 2014-2019. Our goal is to prepare a draft Strategic Planning Framework over the next six weeks; following which, the University community will have an opportunity to provide input on the draft plan through an on-line process. Concurrently, the draft plan will be tabled for consideration by both the Senate and the Board of Governors. Over the summer, feedback on the draft plan will be reviewed and a final Strategic Planning Framework will be prepared for consideration by the Senate Planning and Priorities Committee, Senate Executive, Senate and the Board of Governors.
The Strategic Planning Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your engagement during these consultation processes – your views will serve to guide our collective direction for the University of Manitoba over the next five years and position us as among the very best universities in Canada, and in the world.