President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur has announced the release of seven issue papers exploring themes that will form the basis of the University's strategic planning conversations.
Each issue paper was developed by advisory groups tasked with "developing an understanding of their issue area at Waterloo and conducting an environmental scan to reflect Waterloo's current status in the area, best or leading practices, and opportunities for further development of the issue." Creation of the issue papers was also supported by 14 members of Library staff. The unique skills embodied by our librarians helped by shaping research questions, and providing literature review and synthesis for each theme. The process also drew on the Library's expertise in bibliometrics and user experience.
The papers tackle topics such as:
- Empowering people
- Graduate studies
- Learning environment
- Leveraging resources
- Research excellent
- Undergraduate learning
With work on these papers beginning in December 2017, the work done over the next 2 years will form the university's new Strategic Plan that will guide the institution from 2020 to 2025.