Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Last week Brock University submitted a proposal for a strategic mandate agreement (SMA) to the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
In late June, MTCU requested that every college and university in Ontario prepare a document that would articulate the mandate and vision of each institution as well as identify three distinct priority areas and explain how they align with government objectives.
Brock’s proposed SMA identifies what differentiates the University from other post-secondary institutions in the province. This includes conducting transdisciplinary research with community partners to address vital issues of the communities served by the University, and meeting the learning needs of students through different educational experiences and styles of teaching and learning.
At Brock, the SMA exercise was the culmination of a sustained process of integrated strategic planning that has been ongoing for the past two years. In a sense, it is helping to crystallize and refine strategic planning already underway at the University.