Planning is underway for the Integrated Strategic Plan: 2019/20 – 2023/24. Through a series of meetings with diverse groups from across campus, President Deborah Saucier kicked off the process in the summer of 2017. Consultations will continue until the plan is finalized and approved in fall of 2019. As well as providing input at consultation events, you are invited to email ideas directly to the president's office.
Process and timelines
July 2017 to May 2018
July to December 2017
Beginning shortly after she is hired, President Deborah Saucier meets with diverse sectors of the MacEwan community to learn about the university, its people, its values and its priorities.
At two retreats, one with the Board of Governors and the other with Deans’ Council, a set of draft values and priorities is developed.
At Organizational Development Day, the president presents a summary of the work done on the strategic plan. She speaks about some of the values that have been drafted and how they relate to the day’s activities.
At a town hall meeting, the president describes the work that has been completed on the ISP, providing the campus community with an initial look at the plan and answering their questions. Together with David McLaughlin and Ken Ristau, from Institutional Analysis and Planning, the president presents the plan to two groups of senior leaders. In addition, she reports on the plan to the Academic Governance Council, seeking feedback and explaining aspects of the planning.
The president presents the Integrated Strategic Framework to the Board of Governors and updates them on ISP development and timelines for its completion. The framework, values, mission and vision are supported by the Board.
In her regular, online column, the president discusses the university's plans for drafting the ISP, encouraging involvement from the campus community.
September 2018 to February 2019
September to October 2018
During this second phase of the planning process, committees are formed to lead the creation of foundation plans in four key areas:
People and culture
The Executive Committee, with input from Deans' Council, strikes Plan Development Committees for each area. The committees advise on relevant issues as needed.
An executive officer provides introductory material to each Foundation Plan Development Committee. The committees will use the introductions to outline changes needed to implement the strategic directions, advising on relevant issues as needed.
October 2018 to February 2019
Foundation Plans written by Plan Development Committees for Resources, People and Culture, and Community.
Academic Plan Strategic Direction 1 and 2 written.
Consultation Event: Town Hall
For faculty, staff and students to provide opportunity for feedback on Academic Plan’s response to Strategic Directions 1 and 2.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., CN Theatre)
Academic Plan Strategic Direction 3 and 4 written.
Consultation Event: Town Hall
For faculty, staff and students to provide opportunity for feedback on the Academic Plan in response to all directions, with a focus on 3 and 4.
Monday, November 26, 2018 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m., CN Theatre)
Friday, November 30, 2018 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m., CN Theatre)
The Academic Plan Development Committee finishes deliberations. Draft of Academic Plan completed. The Deans review the Academic Plan.
February to March 2019
Using the draft foundation plans to guide their work, a Strategic Planning Group, consisting of Executive Committee and members of Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP), guide the finalization and integration of the plans so that they are actionable, achievable and aligned with each other and with the Strategic Framework. The resulting document is the draft of the Integrated Strategic Plan.
Consultation Events are being planned and will appear here when they are confirmed.
April 2019 to August 2019
Consultation is a key component in this final stage of the process. The MacEwan community, as well as external stakeholders, is given a final opportunity to review, discuss and provide input on the draft Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP), ensuring it fulfills the needs of the institution moving forward. The goal is to present the draft ISP to the Board of Governors for endorsement at the May 2019 meeting. Final approval by the Board of Governors will be sought in September 2019.
April to May 2019
Engage internal MacEwan community on the draft of the ISP.
June to August 2019
Provide external stakeholders an opportunity to review the plan and provide feedback.
Strategic Planning Group finalizes ISP based on consultation feedback.
General Faculties Council reviews and recommends the ISP for approval by the Board of Governors.
Learn more about the Integrated Strategic Plan and its development.
Further background documents for staff and faculty review can be found on the Institutional Analysis and Planning page in myPortal.MacEwan.ca
The past five years
Strategic planning at MacEwan University is currently being guided by the 2014–2019 Integrated Strategic Plan, which focuses on our transition from community college to university. In 2019, this plan will be replaced by the new plan, which will be in place from 2019 to 2024.