Nipissing University is looking for input from its partners and the community as it looks to the future.
The post-secondary school is embarking on a new strategic planning process, which launched in November with students, faculty and staff.
“As we celebrate our 30th year as an independent degree-granting institution, it is important to reflect on how we have served our community over the past 124 years and, through broad engagement, to plot the course for our future,” says Nipissing University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Kevin Wamsley. “Working directly with our internal and external communities and diverse partners, we will forge a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future for our university and the next generation of students. In many respects, the strategic planning process is just as important as the plan itself.”
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is working alongside the Nipissing University Indigenous Council on Education (NUICE), comprised of representatives from various regional Indigenous communities.
“Our council represents the interests of the Indigenous communities who entrust Nipissing University with providing their students a culturally-appropriate learning environment,” says Maurice Switzer, Chair of NUICE. “Involving NUICE in the strategic planning process demonstrates the university’s commitment to the type of respectful relationship envisioned by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
An online survey is available to the community at: https://strategicplanning.nipissingu.ca/survey.
The university’s strategic planning process will continue through March with a draft plan expected for feedback and approval in the spring.