Campus consultations gathered your input
From September to December 2016, students, faculty, staff, Board and Senate members, alumni and community members responded to the university’s request to help energize the Eyes High strategy for 2017-22 and shape the future of the university. With the 2011 Eyes High strategic plan sunsetting in 2017, we heard your thoughts and perspectives on how we keep the momentum going.
Input was sought on the three Eyes High foundational commitments of research, teaching and learning, and community engagement — as well as on the student experience and our UCalgary culture. The feedback you provided is helping focus our priorities and will impact funding decisions going forward.
Working papers and consultation summary available
University community members provided feedback by participating in focus groups, completing an online survey, visiting roving booths across campus, completing weekly polls, and submitting written comments. Over three months, more than 10,000 points of engagement were recorded – 4,000+ of those involved survey completion and/or focus group participation. Three working papers and a consultation summary capture the contributions of the university community. They are now available (see right) and are serving as key reference documents for members of the Strategic Oversight Committee as they refine the original Eyes High strategy.
Content of energized Eyes High strategy available
On Friday, March 17, 2017 the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary approved the final content draft of the energized Eyes High strategy, which will guide the university forward from 2017-22. This followed similar approval at the General Faculties Council on March 9, 2017, and was the final step in the document’s journey through the university’s governance process. The document will now be prepared for publication and formally introduced on April 28, 2017 when we wrap up our 50th Anniversary year and kick off our next half-century. From there, the energized strategy will cascade throughout the university to serve as a guide to planning at all levels.