Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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Thompson Rivers University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,008

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

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

Environmental dimensions of sustainability:
The environmental dimensions of sustainability are found in multiple sections of the Strategic Plan 2007 – 2012.

Mission Statement: “Thompson Rivers University is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship.”

Value Statements: “Environmental Responsibility” is one of nine value statements.

Strategic Goals: “The University of Choice for Environmental Sustainability” is one of seven distinct strategic goals.


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:

Social dimensions of sustainability:
The social dimensions of sustainability are found in multiple sections of the Strategic Plan 2007 – 2012.

Value Statements: “Accessibility,” “Responsiveness,” and “Sense of Community,” as three of nine value statements.

There are also multiple quotations from the Strategic Plan that address the social dimensions of sustainability, including:

“As a comprehensive, teaching-focused university, TRU has a unique opportunity to engage students and create an experience, be it on campus or in the community, that will enhance educational objectives and serve to prepare students to make positive, life-long contributions to our global society and the sustainability of the communities in which we live.” (Strategic Goals)


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:

Economic dimensions of sustainability:

The economic dimensions of sustainability are found in multiple sections of the Strategic Plan 2007 – 2012.

Value Statements
Value statements in the strategic plan include “Responsiveness” where TRU “endeavours to play a responsive and creative goal in the province’s economy through training, research and the development of human resources.” Another value statement is “Accountability” where “TRU values the responsible and effective stewardship of human, physical and financial resources as a means of maximizing benefits to its students and staff, and to the provincial, national and international communities it serves.”

Strategic Goals
As part of the Strategic Goal of being the University of Choice for Environmental Sustainability TRU will “develop and expand programming and associated research activities in the areas of environmentally sustainable technologies, policy development, and environmentally and socially responsible economic development.”
“The University of Choice for Career Success” is another of seven distinct strategic goals. it includes the development of “graduate programs that support the environmental, economic, social and professional development objectives of the interior region and the province.”


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

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