Foundational documents are university-wide planning documents that are strategic in nature and cut across college, school and unit structures. They are intended to signal general overarching direction to the university community on selected aspects of the strategic directions.

Process and timelines for consultation and approval

Strategic research plan 2018-2025

International blueprint for action 2025

Teaching and learning (Dec 2008)

Outreach and engagement (2006)

Research, scholarly and artistic work (2004)

Globalism and international activities (2003)

Aboriginal initiatives (2003)

Information and communications technology (2003)

Enrolment (2003)

      1. Off-campus and distributive learning
      2. Experiential learning
      3. Institutional positioning
      4. Undergraduate (Canadian and international) recruitment strategies
      5. Admissions and transfer credit policies and procedures for undergraduate direct-entry programs
      6. Transfer articulation agreements
      7. Student financial aid strategies and priorities
      8. Learning communities
      9. Undergraduate student advising
      10. Student services
      11. Program innovation
      12. Housing policies

Core area masterplan (2003)

Strategic directions (2002 and 2010)

Standards for tenure and promotion (2002)

A framework for planning at the U of S (1998)