Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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Simon Fraser University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 6.00 KC Bell
Director, Special Projects
Office of the President
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,010

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:
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Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

The Academic Plan asserts the university's goal to integrate itself socially and culturally into the Vancouver community. It expresses an interest in expanding the UniverCity community at Burnaby Mountain, recognizing the importance of the community for both environmental and social sustainability. It emphasizes in numerous goals increasing access to and programming for First Nations students.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

The Academic Plan focuses on the economic sustainability of the university as a whole. It recognizes that for a university to culturally or environmentally sustainable, it must be in good financial health first.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

URLS
Academic Plan 2010-2013: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/files/VPA3yr_AcadPlan2010.pdf

Strategic Research Plan 2010-2015: http://www.sfu.ca/vpresearch/docs/SRP2010_15.pdf.

The University Planning Framework is not posted at this time.

The University Planning Framework is not posted at this time.

All three documents (the Academic Plan, Strategic Research Plan and the Annual Budget) must be viewed together to get the full picture of sustainability planning within the SFU administration.

SFU's strategic planning is carried out through three major documents and summarized in another. Major plans include the Three Year Academic Plan, the Five Year Strategic Research Plan and the Annual Budget. The goals, strategies and indicators set out in these documents are brought together in the University Planning Framework, which clarifies the relationships among various planning goals and ensures a greater level of transparency. The Academic Plan makes an explicit goal of focusing institutional energy and resources on its new Faculty of Environment, which has specific mandate to lead environmental sustainability initiatives in SFU's academic community.The Strategic Research Plan includes sustainability as a research focus for the period 2010-2015. Sustainability, Resources, and Conservation is one of five research themes for 2010-2015. By including this theme, SFU has committed to making sustainability an enduring part of the university’s research infrastructure.

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