Mount Allison University will prepare a new integrated plan for the period of 2016-2025.

Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year planning will take place in the following areas of the University and will be carried out by specific groups:

  • Academic — Senate Committee on University Planning
  • Research — Senate Committee on Research and Creative Activities
  • Student Affairs — Working groups within Student Affairs and Student Life
  • University Advancement — Advisory Committee on University Advancement
  • Facilities & Infrastructure — Working groups led by the vice-president, finance and administration    

The integrated plan will be developed by the President’s Advisory Committee on the New Integrated Plan (PAC). The PAC and the various planning groups are committed to a broad and timely consultative process in the development of the new integrated plan.

Planning process guiding principles  
The PAC has developed a set of guiding principles for the planning process. These are intended to be used by each of the planning groups.

The principles are as follows:

We will be guided by our mission, vision, and values.

Revised draft of the mission, vision, and values:

Mission
Mount Allison University is committed to learning, to creating and disseminating knowledge, and to engaging critically in the liberal arts, so that members of our community are prepared to make meaningful contributions as citizens in our community and the wider world.

Vision
Mount Allison University will enhance its position as one of Canada’s best undergraduate universities through creative and innovative teaching and research.  We will be a national leader in engaged, active learning.

Values
  • Excellence and integrity: Individual and institutional goals are fully realized by empowering the members of our community (students, faculty, and staff) to apply the highest standards in all of their activities.
  • Academic freedom: Intellectual freedom, which includes both free inquiry and scholarly responsibility, is a foundation of quality education and scholarship. 
  • Collegiality and University governance: We are committed to shared governance. This includes transparency and collegial processes involving members of our community. 
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion: In all aspects of our academic mission, we affirm our belief in the fair treatment of all persons. We embrace diversity, and we seek to ensure an educational and work environment that is inclusive for all members of our community.
  • Respect: We are a diverse community with different experiences and backgrounds, and we perform different roles in the university. Everyone at Mount Allison is to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Community and connection: Personal relationships are central to the Mount Allison experience. These connections span the local – where the University is an important anchor in the community of Sackville and the Tantramar region – through the global, and are aimed at improving our world. Our relationships provide the basis for building and sustaining connections through our teaching, through our research and creative activities, and through our service and outreach.
  • Sustainability: We are committed to sustainability and stewardship.  We are guided by the principle of intergenerational equity.

We will be open and transparent.

We will provide updates to the community in order to keep the community informed of the planning process. We will seek input from the community throughout the process.

We will be inclusive and collaborative.

Each member of the University has a contribution to make in the planning process.

We will be aspirational while building on our past.

Guiding principles of the plan
The PAC has also developed a set of guiding principles for the new plan. These are intended to be used by each of the planning groups and by the PAC in the development of the integrated strategic plan.

The principles are as follows:

We are committed to developing a plan that is:

  • forward-looking
  • based on quality evidence
  • specific
  • strategic
  • creative
  • implementable
  • practical
  • realistic

Each of the planning groups, including the PAC, is initiating its work building on previous planning documents, notably the University Strategic Statement, 2007-2016. Strategic planning is a continual process designed to make Mount Allison University the best that it can be.