As posted in Queen’s News Centre, 5 July 2010:
The timeline for developing and finalizing the university’s Academic Plan is being expanded by several months into 2011 to promote “wide discussion and consultation” over the upcoming fall and winter terms.
Principal Daniel Woolf sent an email to the Queen’s community last week providing an update on the academic planning process, which began in January with the release of his vision document called “Where Next?”
Faculties and unit were asked to respond by April and “concerns have been expressed that the time for consultations in particular areas of the university was insufficient,” said the Principal. “At the same time, it has become clear that the original timeline between September and December to finalize the Academic Plan may also have been unrealistically short.”
An academic writing team of six faculty members is now working on recommendations for the Plan that will be submitted to the Principal by the start of the fall term.
As the team continues to gather input about future directions for the university, it will hold a town hall meeting on Monday July 12 in 202 Robert Sutherland (138 Union Street) from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
The Principal said Senate will take an active and enhanced role in the development of the team’s proposals into a full plan over the fall and winter term, and a student committee, led by the Rector and presidents of the AMS and SGPS, will develop a student perspective on, and responses to, the proposals.