Strategic plans at the University of Calgary are developed using the IECB Framework that brings together [I]nternal data sources, [E]xternal analyses, [C]onsultation with communities and [B]est practices as articulated and proven by scholars and professionals at the university and beyond.
Internal data sources include existing strategic plans and decisions that have been made to date on the direction of the University. We look to our current plans to ensure we are building upon previous activity and only consciously making decisions to continue or set aside previous strategic decisions.
This is particularly important in a university context because the University of Calgary is a complex environment where tens of thousands of people work towards collective, shared and individual goals and the Institution-wide plan does not account for everything we do.
Accordingly, other plans provide both guidance and context to university-wide strategic planning.