Leading with Purpose: University Strategic Plan Draft

Over the 2022-23 academic year, the University of Alberta community engaged in a planning process to develop a new institutional strategic plan for 2023 and beyond. The strategic plan will articulate the collective ambition of the university, summarizing priorities and broad actions while still allowing the University of Alberta the flexibility to adapt and respond to significant emerging opportunities.

The University of Alberta’s strategic planning consultation process included key informant interviews with U of A community members, external stakeholders, community and industry, U of A staff and student roundtable sessions, student and staff surveys, U of A Board of Governors, General Faculties Council, Senior Leadership retreats and a joint GFC-Senate-Board of Governors session.

In February, a What We Heard report was published. An updated version of the report was published in March, reflecting feedback obtained from the U of A community, adding nuance and featuring increased emphasis on key areas highlighted during the feedback sessions.

Building on the What We Heard report, the Steering Committee released a draft of the next University Strategic Plan. This was not a final document – it was presented for feedback from our community.

The Steering Committee began reviewing feedback in early May, and presented a revised version for endorsement by GFC on May 29, 2023 and the Board of Governors on June 17. The final plan will be presented in September 2023.