U of A for Tomorrow Updates: October 22, 2020

22 October 2020

Here are the key U of A for Tomorrow updates from this week:

New Administrative Operating Model

On October 16, the U of A Board of Governors approved the new administrative operating model as proposed by the Service Excellence Steering Committee (SESC), the university’s administrative restructuring working group. The new administrative operating model is a strategic response to reduced government funding and restructures how services and functions will be delivered across the institution. 

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Recap of Alumni Town Hall

At the Oct 20th town hall for alumni, President Flanagan stressed that student experience must remain at the core of the University of Alberta’s mission, even as the university proposes significant changes to its structure.

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Ongoing Consultations/Engagement

Dates for roundtables with central units and portfolios have now been set and invites will be sent shortly. Since the release of the Interim Report of the Academic Restructuring Working Group, there have been approximately 30 hours of consultation with 2000 participants.

Your feedback continues to be critical to academic and administrative restructuring, so we encourage you to share your insights through one (or more) of the avenues for consultation. 

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Online Feedback

Throughout the UAT process, members of the community have provided feedback online. All feedback shared through the UAT website (Interim Report Feedback Form, UAT Feedback Form, and email) is, and will continue to be, shared with the Academic Restructuring Working Group (ARWG) for consideration as they refine and revise the proposed scenarios.

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