Our strategic renewal process began
with Capilano University’s first Academic Plan, adopted by the Board of Governors in June 2014. The Academic Plan was developed through an
extensive, yearlong community consultation process and charts a course for
reimagining Capilano’s future. Building
on the work of the entire community, the Academic Plan is the foundation
for the university's new three-year Strategic Plan.
The strategic planning process is
endorsed by the Board of Governors and will be coordinated by Capilano
University’s Executive Management team, in concert with a Senate subcommittee
of student, staff, faculty and administration representatives (Senate Strategic
Planning Advisory Committee or SSPAC).
Beginning in September, the campus
community will be invited to participate in the planning process through a
variety of means, including: online information sources; email feedback
mechanisms; faculty, staff, and managers’ meetings, and campus “town halls” and
forums. A final draft of the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
will be presented at the Board of Governors’ meeting in November.
Strategic Plan forums
September 8(Context for Change)12:00 - 1:00 pmSportsplex Multipurpose RoomSeptember 153:00 - 4:30 pmSportsplex Multipurpose RoomSeptember 18 (CANCELLED)1:00 - 2:30 pmLibrary 321 September 248:30 - 10:00 amSportsplex Multipurpose
ADDED SESSIONSOctober 612:00 - 1:30 pmSportsplex Multipurpose Room
October 219:30 - 11:00 amLibrary 322
This timeline was
discussed during the academic planning process, and enables the campus
community to approach the 2015/16 budgeting process with both the Academic Plan
and Strategic Plan in mind.
The Strategic Plan will take into consideration a variety of elements,
including: community input from the academic planning process; changing student
demographics and expectations; local through international market demands; new
and emerging learning and teaching innovations; and accreditation standards.
In addition to all of this, government expectations and influences
will continue to hold prominence in terms of ongoing funding reductions, resource
reallocation, the Skills for Jobs Blueprint, post-secondary differentiation mandates,
restrictions on revenue generation, and the unavailability of reserve
funds. All of these factors contribute
to the changing landscape in which the university operates. The Strategic Plan
will help to craft Capilano’s response to these realities.
The Senate Strategic Planning Advisory Committee
(SSPAC) is an extraordinary subcommittee of Senate. The members are:
Michael Fleming (faculty member) Kim McLeod (faculty member) Darin Feist (staff member) Natasha Prakash (student) Rick Gale
(VP Academic and Provost -- administration)
This group will work with the
Deans, and the VP Academic and Provost will serve as
The academic planning process included extensive
outreach to the broader community over a much longer period of time.
Stakeholders will contribute to and participate in the month-long strategic
plan development process through the online mechanisms available to all
stakeholders: the strategic planning website
members of the campus community will be invited to participate in forums hosted
by the Senate Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SSPAC), and each of
Capilano’s three unions (CFA, COPE, and CSU) have been consulted in an effort
to make this process as collaborative as possible. The committee will use the forums and the
strategic planning website (http://www.capilanou.ca/about/strategic-planning/Strategic-Planning/) to share
materials for review and consideration by stakeholders. Updates about the process and community input
will also be posted to the website regularly.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.