Mount Allison has developed a number of planning documents and discussion papers that assist in overall planning at the University.

The plans were developed through broad consultation with the Mount Allison community.


Strategic Research Plan
The Senate Research and Creative Activities Committee developed the University's Strategic Research Plan, which was approved by Senate on Nov. 15, 2016.

The plan identifies:

  • strategic objectives and action items to increase the capacity for research and creative activity success at Mount Allison University
  • strategic areas of research intensity and emphasis which guide future nominations and appointments in the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program and which justify future investments through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The plan also outlines areas of research intensity and emphasis — thematic areas where Mount Allison has a critical mass of researchers and impact or where there are latent and emerging opportunities.


Campus Master Plan
The Campus Master Plan outlines priorities and recommendations for building use and infrastructure needs in support of academics and student life.

In particular, the plan outlines recommendations in the following areas:

  • Accessibility
  • Classrooms and laboratories
  • Science facilities
  • Library facilities
  • Student space

Student Affairs planning
Student Affairs developed a Student Affairs Strategic Plan, examining and setting priorities on issues such as recruitment and retention and campus life on and off campus.

The planning process also included revisions or updates to a number of plans and policies, as well as the creation of new strategies, plans, and policies:


Experiential learning
Mount Allison has provided generations of students with exceptional learning experiences.
In 2015-16, an ad hoc committee examined the University’s past practices, beginning with the Experiential Learning 2.0 discussion paper, and made recommendations to guide future experiential learning initiatives at Mount Allison.