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U of A for Tomorrow

The University of Alberta is embarking on a new period of transformation. The post-secondary sector is evolving quickly and the pressures facing the U of A today are significant. We must take action urgently. 

The U of A of tomorrow will be different in its structure than today, but will remain the same in its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. 

This is our moment to build our place as leaders in higher education and research. The U of A must seize the opportunity to change. Through this transformation, the U of A will be a stronger driver of economic growth, innovation and creativity in our province and beyond.

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Update on Academic Restructuring

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The Path Forward

Incoming President Bill Flanagan has developed a proposal for this change that charts an important step forward for the University of Alberta. By 2025, the U of A will be significantly different from the university of today. We will change how faculties are organized, how administrative services support the academic mission, and how the university uses its assets.

As a result of these changes, in 5 years U of A …

  • Will be better placed to deliver on our Vision and Mission
  • Will make even greater contributions to the public good
  • Sustain its position as a top 100 global university

How We Will Move Forward

The implementation of this proposal involves two main arms: academic restructuring and administrative transformation. 

The work of academic restructuring will be led by Provost Steven Dew, with a small advisory committee. The work of administrative transformation will be led by VP (F&A) Gitta Kulczycki. This group, called Service Excellence Transformation (SET), will use data gathered through the UniForum initiative to improve the delivery of administrative services across the university.