Strategic Research Plan process moves forward
The recently-established Research Community Committee (RCC) is moving ahead with plans to revise Queen’s Strategic Research Plan (SRP), and invites all members of the Queen’s community to provide feedback through town hall meetings and the interactive SRP Blog.
“It is evident, even in these initial stages, that there is considerable passion for research and the defining role it plays at Queen’s,” says Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss. “Research is a vital and thriving facet of this university, and I encourage everyone to participate in the discussion and help guide this process.”
The RCC, chaired by Vice-Principal Liss, includes members of the administration, faculty, students, and staff. The theme for the review is Evolving in a shifting landscape: finding our balance; it provides a perspective on recent shifts within the granting councils, changes in both provincial and federal government funding priorities, and globalization.
Members of the Queen’s community have the opportunity to answer specific questions about research and provide general or private comments on the SRP Blog. Topics include research successes at Queen’s, interaction and collaboration, key performance indicators, strategic balance, and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This feedback will be discussed at the group’s first town hall meeting on May 25. A second town hall meeting is scheduled for June 7.
Early this year, Senate approved a process to review and revise the current Strategic Research Plan, which was first published in 2003 and updated in 2006. The planned revisions, in response to a shifting research landscape and changing research directions, will maintain Queen’s high standards for research and stay true to the values of the academic community.
For information on the planning process, including regular updates, visit the SRP Blog.