To read the full report, please visit the Academic Writing Team web site.
The goals are as follows:
1. Planning for the Future
- Goal 1.1: Shared Values
To identify and agree on the values we share at Queen’s that will serve as a guide to academic planning.
- Goal 1.2: The “Queen’s Experience”
To capture the essence of what studying at Queen’s involves, and ensure that this unique experience is preserved and enhanced. Students cherish the “Queen’s experience” and we need to preserve its distinctiveness.
- Goal 1.3: Performance Indicators
To improve on the collection, analysis and interpretation of performance indicators in order to provide timely feedback on our successes and failures.
2. Differentiating Queen’s
- Goal 2.1: Differentiating Queen’s
To develop a niche position as Canada’s only research-intensive university that offers both high-quality graduate degrees in selected fields and a rich undergraduate educational experience.
3. The Core Missions
- Goal 3.1: Research Intensity
To foster and sustain a rich, innovative and dynamic research environment that attracts the best researchers and provides a rich learning environment for our students.
- Goal 3.2: The Graduate, Professional and Post-Doctoral Experience
To ensure that graduate, professional and post-doctoral education and research opportunities are advanced as a critical enterprise within the Queen’s community.
- Goal 3.3: The Undergraduate Experience
To provide Queen’s undergraduates with a rich educational experience.
4. The Learning Experience
- Goal 4.1: The University as a Community of Learners
To provide transformative learning experiences that assist students in becoming self-directed, responsible, life-long learners.
- Goal 4.2: The Curriculum
To deliver the curriculum with maximum efficiency and simplicity in order to offer the highest-quality educational experience to students.
- Goal 4.3: Interdisciplinarity
To increase opportunities for interdisciplinarity.
- Goal 4.4: Internationalization and Student Mobility
To increase international engagement (student exchanges, research collaborations, and international students).
- Goal 4.5: Innovation in Teaching and Learning
To develop better incentives for innovation.
- Goal 4.6: Reassessing How We Count Teaching and Learning
To rethink how we “count” teaching and learning.
- Goal 4.7: Integration and Inclusivity
To integrate the principles of inquiry, interdisciplinarity, internationalization, imagination, innovation and inclusivity into the university’s core mission.
5. The Queen’s Community
- Goal 5.1: The Importance of Community
To preserve a sense of community, congeniality and cooperation at Queen’s.
- Goal 5.2: The Importance of Transparency
To embrace a culture of openness and transparency in allocative decision-making.
- Goal 5.3: The Value of Time
To recognize the value of time and to strive to achieve efficient use of all of our human resources.
- Goal 5.4: The Value of Staff
To value non-academic staff as crucial for the central missions of the university.
- Goal 5.5: The Sustainability of Academic Units
To ensure that academic units are sustainable.
- Goal 5.6: Infrastructure
To initiate a permanent educational infrastructure planning and implementation process involving all members of the Queen’s community.
- Goal 5.7: Information Management
To use information technology strategically to advance the university’s goals in the face of resource constraints.
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