The strategic planning process begins with planning and pre-consultation. Constituent groups across the University are canvassed for their views on the scope of the strategic plan and the process through which it will be constructed. From there, the first round of community consultation officially begins as the community is consulted on the goals, objectives, differentiators and priorities through surveys, workshops and written submissions. External feedback is also sought.
After this consultation, a “what we’ve heard” report is released summarizes input to date and a second round of community consultation begins that allows time for additional conversations and more focused consultations with the external community and experts across campus. At this point a strategic plan proposal is released. Before any plan takes effect, it must have governance approval from the Board of Governors and General Faculties Council.