September 2016 update

At the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, the Mount Allison community embarked on a strategic planning process under the leadership of Dr. Karen Grant, provost and vice-president academic and research at the time. With Dr. Grant’s departure, the process decelerated but continued under the stewardship of Robert Inglis, vice-president finance and administration.

The overall process will now be pursued and completed under the co-leadership of Robert Inglis and interim provost and vice-president academic and research, Jeff Ollerhead, along with an existing central planning committee. The overall ambition of the process is to produce a strategic orientation for the University for the next few years.

Our new timeline aims to complete the various pieces of the process by the end of this academic term (i.e., by Christmas). These pieces include documents dealing with, among other things:

  • research
  • academic planning
  • experiential education
  • buildings and infrastructure
  • internationalization
  • indigenization
  • student life
  • fund raising

The ambition is to synthesize these documents as a broad University roadmap for the future, which will be presented to the community in early 2017.

This broad process is outlined on this site and lists working groups who have been working hard over the previous months to produce reports in their particular areas. The reports from each of these groups will be available to our community and will help to guide internal discussion and decision-making in these areas. These reports will be ‘living documents’ and will be updated periodically to varying degrees. As noted, a relatively high-level synthesis document will be prepared for community distribution, drawing on the working group reports.

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