Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché continues to seek input on the development of York’s new Strategic Research Plan: 2013-2018 by engaging with Faculty Councils.
In the first of a series of Faculty visits, held last week, Haché had an in-depth discussion with the Faculty of Education Council about how the new Strategic Research Plan can best support and integrate the core research values and objectives reflected in the Faculty Strategic Research plan.
“The feedback resulting from the Faculty Councils is integral to the development of the Strategic Research Plan,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation. “It is important to ensure that the University-wide Strategic Research Plan echoes the research programs, core research values and objectives identified by each of the Faculties, as reflected by the individual Faculty strategic research plans.”
Over the past 18 months, the Faculty of Education has undergone an extensive consultation process for the development of their Faculty strategic research plan. Members of the Faculty Council had an opportunity to discuss and reflect on this process and share their thoughts and concerns with the VPRI.
Among the comments raised were: the need to effectively consider the distribution of resources with respect to research at York, the ways in which the Faculties can work together to support interdisciplinary initiatives and advance research agendas, the intersection of teaching and research, the pursuit of research agendas as they relate to tri-council funding measures, and the need to ensure that the finalized plan reflects the fluid, fast-paced and rapidly-changing nature of research.
Over the coming months, Haché will be continuing the discussion on the development of the Strategic Research Plan with each of the Faculty Councils and more broadly with the University community through workshops and community chats.
To view the workshop schedule and for more information on the development of the plan, visit the Strategic Research Plan website.