The next planning process

The University of Saskatchewan's next planning process has begun.

The planning process will be led by the Provost's Committee on Integrated Planning and the President's Executive Committee. An Internal Advisory Committee will provide support.

Over the coming months, the U of S community is invited to participate in the consultation and planning process. Meetings will be held with many different stakeholder groups — view the consultation list.

For the new integrated plan, there will be changes to our planning process. A high-level university plan that spans approximately eight years will be created out of these upcoming consultations. Following this, colleges and units will then align their individual plans to the university plan. The plans are intended to be living documents that adapt to a changing environment.

How will this plan be different?

The Strategic Directions document prepared by former president Peter MacKinnon was the starting point of past U of S integrated plans. These plans were detailed, specific and time bound. They incorporated central institutional initiatives which were informed, and in some cases shaped, by the plans of individual colleges. Building on the success of past plans, we will move forward to create a new plan for the University of Saskatchewan.  

This next plan will:

  1. Be innovative, creative, bold and high level
  2. Have a distinct set of measurable, attainable goals
  3. Have a set of specific strategies and accountabilities
  4. Be tied to the institution's Mission, Vision and Values
Plan format

The plan format

Past planning process

The past planning process

New planning process

The new planning process

Timeline (2017)

January / February

  • confirm themes
  • draft goals
  • synthesize goals

March / April

  • broad consultation
  • confirm revised goals
  • first draft of plan

May / June

  • share plan
  • review and revise

July / August

  • penultimate draft of plan
  • new provost

September / October

  • final plan
  • approvals

If you have questions about the institutional strategic planning process, or would like to contribute your thoughts via email, please contact