Strategic Planning

During the 2017/18 academic year, we have embarked on the development of a new Strategic Plan for the Faculty of Education for the next five years.

Phase 1 of the planning process is now complete. During this phase, several face-to-face meetings were held with various leadership teams, units and groups within the Faculty of Education as well as with individuals who have leadership responsibilities within the Faculty. These meetings provided an opportunity to identify some of the key opportunities and challenges in the Faculty at this time, and to reflect on areas of potential growth and development going forward. They also provided us with an opportunity to identify several of our achievements and accomplishments over the past five years.

Phase 2 of the planning process included another round of consultations, designed to provide an opportunity for all members of the UBC Faculty of Education community to contribute to and shape the development of a new strategic plan for the Faculty. These consultations included (a) face-to-face meetings with faculty, staff, students, emeriti and others and (b) the distribution of an online survey.

Below you will find details of the times, dates and locations of face-to-face consultation meetings, which were scheduled by group to maximize the quality of participation. Both forms of consultation were designed to seek your input and to generate ideas and thoughts that will identify and inform a set of shared values and objectives for our work going forward.

Consultation Meetings with Staff 

Wednesday, January 31 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 100

Tuesday, February 6 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 100

Consultation Meeting with Assistant Professors and Instructors 

Thursday, February 1 | 10:00 – 11: 30 a.m. | Ponderosa Commons Oak House, Multipurpose Room 2012

Consultation Meeting with Associate Professors and Senior Instructors

Thursday, February 1 | 2:30-4:00 p.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310

Consultation Meeting with Students
Wednesday, February 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310

Consultation Meeting with Professors and Professors of Teaching 
Thursday, February 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310

Consultation Meeting with 12-month Lecturers, Adjunct Teaching Professors and Sessional Instructors
Thursday, February 8 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 100


To access the consultative survey, please click here.

Following these two phases, the Faculty’s Executive met on two occasions (May 11 and June 1) to review and consider the report from the consultations. Your input, contained in the report, is informing the development of a vision for the Faculty of Education, a mission statement and a set of strategic goals.

When a draft vision statement, mission statement, and set of strategic goals and values are established, feedback will be invited on these key aspects of the plan through a series of open house events and an additional online survey.