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Creating Our Strategic Plan

Updates

August 21, 2017

Good morning everyone – admittedly, this is an exciting email for me to sending to you all. I invite you to AU’s Vision and Values Workshop being held next week. This is a unique opportunity to bring together our diverse community for a facilitated conversation to shape and guide our future path.  The theme for the workshop is “Imagine If…”.

Your ideas, passion, and dedication will fuel our journey of transformation.  We must embrace bold thinking, reimagine our university, and look at the actions and resources necessary to reach our highest potential.

You may choose to attend the entire day (or parts of). For those participating online – we’ll be using an Adobe Connect session to facilitate digital engagement (we are encouraging workplace teams to gather in boardrooms if possible).

If you are in the area and available, I encourage you to attend one of the 8:30AM to 3:45PM sessions:

  1. AU Calgary: Monday, 28th August 2017
  2. AU Athabasca: Tuesday, 29th August 2017
  3. AU Edmonton: Thursday, 31st August 2017

To RSVP to one of the above scheduled gatherings (whether in person or digitally), simply email President@AthabascaU.ca by Thursday August 24th, and in the subject line, please indicate which session number is preferred (1, 2, or 3); and whether participation is online or in person.

A preliminary environmental scan is attached.  Prior to the workshop, please take a few minutes to review this draft document.  It will be useful in to have in our minds when charting our future, these trends likely to influence the direction of higher education.

Further to the Vision and Values Workshop, we will be providing additional opportunities for face-to-face, teleconference, and digital means by which to participate, have your voice heard, and shape the final direction of our plan – in other words, this is not your only opportunity to weigh in.

If you have questions, please drop me a line at President@AthabascaU.ca.

Respectfully,

Neil

Archives

Working Group Membership

The Working Group membership is comprised as follows:

  • Dr. Neil Fassina, President
  • Dr. Matthew Prineas, Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Dr. Pamela Hawranik, Dean, Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Alain May, Associate Vice-President, Student and Academic Services
  • Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno, Associate Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Margaret Kierylo, Director, Integrated Planning, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Ann Conguergood, Academic Expert, Faculty of Business
  • Eva Sale, Liaison Officer

Steering Team Membership

The Steering Team membership is comprised as follows:

  • Dr. Neil Fassina, President, Chair
  • Dr. Matthew Prineas, Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Estelle Lo, Vice President, Finance and Administration 
  • Rick Harland, Vice President University Relations (Interim)
  • John Latremouille, Interim Vice President Information Technology and CIO
  • Dr. Donna Romyn, Associate Vice President, Research
  • Dr. Alain May, Associate Vice President, Student and Academic Services 
  • Dr. Deborah Hurst, Dean, Faculty of Business
  • Dr. Veronica Thompson, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Margaret Edwards, Dean, Faculty of Health Disciplines
  • Dr. Lisa Carter, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology 
  • Dr. Pamela Hawranik, Dean, Graduate Studies
  • Carol Lund, University Secretary 
  • Anixa Patel, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Charlene Polege, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Dr. Paul Jerry, Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines
  • Dr. Martin Connors, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Dale Dewhurst, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Eric Wang, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business
  • Dr. Marc Cels, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes, Professor and Chair, Centre for Distance Education
  • Priscilla Campeau, Chair, Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research
  • Betty Loree, Tutor, Faculty of Health Disciplines  
  • Katilyn Hillier, Tutor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • Dr. Georgia Goth, Academic Expert, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Lantry Vaughn, Academic Expert, Faculty of Business
  • Dr. Robert Sochowski, Instructor, Centre for Distance Education
  • Dr. Mark Dimirsky, Tutor, Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mark Fabbro, Associate Registrar, Operations
  • Carrie Anton, Assistive Technologist, Access for Students with Disabilities
  • Jessica Butts Scott, Director, Partnerships and Student Recruitment
  • Elaine Fabbro, Director, Library and Scholarly Resources
  • Lyla McDonald, Student Support and Advising Specialist, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Shawna Wasylyshyn, Athabasca University Student Union (AUSU)
  • Lindsay McNena, Athabasca University Graduate Student Association (AUGSA)

Updated September 15 2017 by Web Services - Advancement

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