Principal Daniel Woolf has announced that two town hall meetings will be held at Queen’s to discuss the Academic Writing Team. The meetings will serve as a place to talk about the report of ‘Imagining the Future: Towards an Academic Plan for Queen’s University’.
Commenting on the report itself, the principal said “The report is excellent, and again, I want to thank Professors Michael Adams, Tim Bryant, Yolande Chan, Kim Nossal, Jill Scott and John Smol for their incredible work and commitment to this process. Imagining the Future very thoughtfully proposes answers to questions I raised in Where Next? The team has given us a framework to answer the question ‘What Next’.”
Members of the Academic Writing team will be present for all the scheduled meetings. The events are set to be held in A237 Duncan McArthur Hall on West Campus between noon and 1:00 pm on the 15th of September and in Wallace Hall on main campus from noon to 1:30 pm on the 17th of September.
In addition, an online forum has been set up for members of the community to join in the discussion and feedback on the report.
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Principal Woolf further added “I encourage students, staff and faculty to come to the town halls where we can discuss the report’s goals and recommendations – what stands out, what our priorities should be – and to help set the stage for a Senate-led process over the fall and winter that engages the community as our academic plan is developed.”
Provost Bob Silverman commented “The team has given us some directions we can follow. In particular, that we need a culture of planning, which is not always easy at a university; still, we are on our way and we will keep moving ahead to implement more long-term planning processes, as well as greater transparency in financial and operational decision-making.”
Subsequent steps in the planning process will be discussed on the 23rd of September at Senate.
Photo of Academic Writing Team courtesy Queen’s University News Centre