Outlined below you will find the TransformUS action plan and corresponding documents. The action plan identifies a set of coordinated actions which, taken together, represent the Provost’s Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP)’s response to the recommendations contained in the reports of the two task forces and the $20-25 million target set by the president.
The action plan is a high-level document outlining PCIP’s response to the task force recommendations and is characterized within four themes – simplify and amalgamate structures, focus on core mission, share services: work together across unit boundaries and incorporated prioritization into ongoing practice.
TransformUS project briefs (NSID protected)
The TransformUS project briefs outline cross-institutional and large-scale unit-based projects of university-wide interest, including scope, timeframe and critical success factors. The briefs are presented to inform the campus about the nature of the projects being initiated, although many are conceptual and in an early stage of development at this time.
Project briefs are at varying stages depending on how defined the project is at the current time. Executive sponsors are all members of PCIP. Project leads and working groups (where relevant) will develop a more detailed project plan to determine how to address the expectations set out in the project briefs by PCIP. In many cases, the projects will require significant input and consultation with the campus community.
Theme: Share services: work together across unit boundaries
Theme: Simplify and amalgamate structures
- 2.0 Reduce and restructure leadership
- 2.1 Phase 1: Reduce and streamline senior leadership
- 2.2 Phase 2: Restructure Provost and Vice-President Academic administrative portfolio
- 2.3 Phase 2: Restructure Vice-President Research administrative portfolio
- 2.4 Phase 2: Restructure Vice-President Advancement and Community Engagement administrative portfolio
- 2.5 Phase 2: Restructure Vice-President, Finances and Resources administrative portfolio
- 3.0 Reduce and restructure facilities management
- 4.0 Reorganize central services for teaching, learning and the student experience
- 5.0 Reorganize health science administrative structures
- 6.0 Reconfigure campus libraries
- 7.0 Reorganize and simplify related and cross college programming
- 8.0 Reorganize programs and departments within selected colleges
- 8.1 Consolidate selected science based programs within the College of Engineering
- 8.2 Consolidate selected science based programs within the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
- 8.3 Reconceive BA programming in Fine Arts departments in the College of Arts and Science
- 8.4 Revitalize selected humanities departments and programs in the College of Arts and Science
- 8.5 Revitalize political studies programs in the College of Arts and Science
- 8.6 Reorganize small departments across the College of Arts and Science into optimal structures
- 8.7 Reconceive and reduce three year degree programming in the College of Arts and Science
- 8.8 Reconceptualize and amalgamate the biomedical science program
- 9.0 Reorganize international functions and services
- 10.0 Revitalize interdisciplinary structures
- 11.0 Improve coordination of programs and services for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students
Theme: Focus on core mission
- 12.0 Complete the College of Medicine restructure
- 13.0 Establish a governance framework to eliminate fee-for-service arrangements
- 14.0 Align Educational Media Access and Production (eMAP) activities with core mission
- 15.0 Restructure the collections and operations of University Art Collection and the Museum of Antiquities within the University Library
- 16.0 Align continuing and distance education activities with core mission
- 17.0 Amalgamate and consolidate conference and event planning
- 18.0 Ensure role clarity for selected units for core mission
Theme: Incorporate prioritization into ongoing practice
This document indicates how PCIP addressed all of the recommendations of the two task forces.