Arts Strategic Plan 2020-2025 consultations

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In the Fall 2019 term, Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts, appointed a task force made up of faculty and staff representatives to lead the Faculty of Arts strategic planning process. This process for the Arts Strategic Plan 2020-2025 follows the recent release of the University of Waterloo Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and will articulate our vision and goals within this larger University-wide framework.

We are now, from June to September 2020, in the consultation phase and eager to receive your input! Over the consultation period, we will be meeting by videoconference with groups of alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community stakeholders to discuss your vision for the Arts Faculty. We have also developed a consultation survey through which you can join the discussion about the future of the Faculty. We want to hear your diverse perspectives on essential issues such as teaching, research, co-op, diversity, equity, indigenization, public outreach, organizational structure, internationalization, and community. Please add your essential voice to the conversation!

Recent months have brought serious economic and social challenges to the global community, tied to the severe impacts of Covid-19. They have also witnessed a global re-examination of systemic inequality, racism, and prejudice following the tragic death of George Floyd in the United States. We recognize these tragedies and challenges, as well as the need for honest and open self-examination, in the belief that out of adversity and challenges arise meaningful opportunities for change and positive innovation.

You are always welcome to reach out to any member of the task force with your ideas, comments, or questions.

(Updated October 5, 2020)

Arts strategic planning task force members