Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework 2014-2019

The Strategic Framework is a capstone to strategic planning at Queen’s. Its overarching goal of the strategic framework is to strengthen Queen’s vision as Canada’s quintessential balanced academy, ensuring we remain a university recognized equally for its research excellence and its transformative student learning experience.

At the framework’s core are four interconnected strategic drivers: the student learning experience; research prominence; financial sustainability; and internationalization.

Download Queen's University Strategic Framework: March 2014 (500 KB).

Progress Reports

Annual progress reports on the Queen's University Strategic Framework will be shared with the Board of Trustees, the Senate and the Queen’s community. This Initial Report was presented to the Board of Trustees in September 2014.

Initial Progress Report

Please note that some of the metrics referenced in the reports are rarely, if ever, updated more frequently than annually, and sometimes even less frequently. For example, the National Survey on Student Engagement, the leading measure of undergraduate student engagement, is administered every three years. As well, a three-year rolling average of our share of federal granting council funds is calculated every two years.

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Developed by Principal Daniel Woolf, Provost Alan Harrison and the Board of Trustees, the Framework outlines a multi-year stratgy and a set of metrics and milestones through which  the University’s progress can be evaluated. Its structure is based on the foundations laid by the Academic Plan, Strategic research plan, which weer both approved by the Senate in the 2011-12 academic year,  as well as other planning initiative (that were ongoing at the time) such as a plan for internationalization and the renewal of the Campus Master Plan.