Past Integrated Plans

Promise and Potential (2012-2017), the third integrated plan, continued to be guided by the Strategic Directions (2002). Four areas of focus were highlighted as essential to reaching those strategic goals:

  • Knowledge creation: Innovation and impact
  • Aboriginal engagement: Relationships, scholarship, programs
  • Culture and community: Our local and global sense of place
  • Innovation in academic programs and services

Alongside these areas of focus, it was intended that the university would provide the resources (people, capital and financial) to support this plan.

Toward an Engaged University (2008-2012), the second integrated plan (approved May 2008) committed the University of Saskatchewan to focus on three priorities between 2008/09-2011/12:

  • Improve the undergraduate and graduate student experience, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Enhance the university’s profile in research, scholarly and artistic work
  • Work together more effectively across unit and institutional boundaries

Twenty commitments within the plan generated university-level initiatives to accomplish these aims. Cutting across the three priorities were three institutional imperatives: to engage more fully with Aboriginal peoples; to internationalize the university and the student experience; and to foster innovation throughout the university’s programs and services.

The goal of this plan was to become a more fully engaged university - one that distinguishes itself by the integration of teaching and research, university and community, students and faculty and staff, in focused and collaborative endeavours. An engaged university is a place where faculty, staff and students work with each other in pursuit of common objectives, where research embraces critical issues of importance to society and contributes to the public good, and where partnerships on campus and beyond enrich its work and make the university’s contributions visible and meaningful.

Progress and report cards

A Framework for Action (2003 -2007),  the First integrated plan - guided by the University of Saskatchewan’s strategic directions (2002) and a number of foundational documents, the university community developed its first-ever integrated plan for 2003/04 to 2006/07. The first integrated plan, entitled A Framework for Action, identified institutional priorities and addressed the common concerns of faculty, staff and students during this period. It took on the ambitious task of speaking to the entire institution and moving it toward fulfilling the aspirations captured in the strategic directions. The first integrated plan was accompanied by a multi-year operating budget framework, which outlined a four-year budget to support the priorities and initiatives in the plan.

Strategic initiatives in the first integrated plan were:

  1. Our sense of place
  2. Health
  3. Science, technology and society
  4. Environment
  5. Business and entrepreneurship
  6. Extending community
  7. Public policy

Foundational Documents

Foundational documents are university-wide planning documents that are strategic in nature and cut across college, school and unit structures. They are intended to signal general overarching direction to the university community on selected aspects of the strategic directions.

Several important documents set the stage for the integrated planning process at USask.