University of Calgary

Roadmap to reach top five by 2016

UToday HomeApril 27, 2012

2012 Academic PlanAfter last fall’s launch of Eyes High, work began in earnest on an academic plan, the foundational piece and essential component for reaching the University of Calgary’s strategy to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, fully engaging the communities we both serve and lead.

Provost and Vice-President, Dru Marshall and Vice-President (Research), Ed McCauley led the broad campus consultation to develop the plan.

“We have a wonderful vision in our Eyes High strategy statement, but we needed to develop the roadmap to achieve our vision,” says Marshall.

“The academic plan is the roadmap to Eyes High, and I want to thank our students, faculty and staff for their terrific and extensive contributions to its development.”

The academic plan describes seven high-level academic priorities and makes recommendations for action within each of these priority areas (download the PDF):

  • Talent attraction, development and retention
  • Teaching and research integration
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Leadership
  • Internationalization
  • Connection with community, and
  • Sustainability

Marshall will be visiting faculties to talk about the academic plan and how it can only be achieved through the full participation of faculty and staff.