The Ring

Renewed strategic plan now available

Wed, 2012-03-07 11:10

UVic’s renewed strategic plan, A Vision for the Future: Building on Excellence, was approved by the University Senate and the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors in January. The new plan, which will guide the institution’s evolution for the coming years, resulted from an extensive consultation process that took place throughout 2011.

“I am very grateful for the high level of engagement in the consultations and discussions and am pleased with the strong consensus that emerged,” says UVic President David Turpin. “I look forward to continuing to work together with all members of our university community to realize our vision and strengthen the University of Victoria’s position as a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty and staff.”

During 2011, the Planning and Priorities Committee facilitated more than 70 on- and off-campus consultation and discussion sessions with faculty, staff, students, community members, UVic alumni and retirees as well as community, business, government and educational leaders.

The consultations reaffirmed the university’s institutional focus on excellence in people, quality, community and resources. In the current competitive post-secondary environment with growing fiscal constraints, the plan emphasizes the need for greater flexibility and optimization of resources and renews the emphasis on engaging our community, locally, nationally and internationally.  

Priorities for the future will continue to include improving student engagement and the quality of the student experience, and reinforcing the research-intensive qualities of the institution that contribute to its success as a destination university.

The renewed University of Victoria strategic plan is now available on the website at http://www.uvic.ca/strategicplan. Print copies will be made available in the coming week.