January 15, 2010
I'm pleased to release my vision document to initiate discussions across campus about Queen's future direction and priorities.
I offer this as my perspective on possible directions for our university, necessarily against the background of our current financial situation and the Canadian post-secondary landscape, but with the longer-term development of Queen's as the horizon.
The document raises a number of issues for discussion, framed within the major question that forms its title, "Where Next?"
We have a strong reputation as a mid-sized university that is both research-intensive and provides an excellent undergraduate student experience. Our academic plan will provide us with a set of clear choices for the future about what we will do and what we will not do. The plan will guide our curriculum, research focus, and teaching and learning goals, as well as our decisions about finances, size, capital development, human resources and fundraising.
Over the Winter Term, departments and faculties will develop their own plans for the future in response to this document. These will be synthesized over the summer into a draft university plan, which will be discussed over the Fall Term among the university community.
I look forward to the results of these discussions, and I thank you in advance for your participation and continuing commitment to Queen's.
Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor
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