York U vice-presidents offer update on the Institutional Integrated Resource Plan

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Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer are pleased to share an update on planning activities with the York University community:

In June 2015, the president issued a message to the York University community, releasing the draft Institutional Integrated Resource Plan (IIRP). This draft plan is a directional document that outlines five strategic priority areas (quality teaching and learning; high-quality academic programs; high-quality, affordable administrative services; optimal academic organization structures; student-centric approach) that will help ensure we continue to advance our institutional academic priorities in a financially sustainable way.

Two community discussions were hosted at Keele and Glendon campuses on June 25 and 26, respectively. The sessions provided close to 300 York community members with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the institutional initiatives, both in person and virtually. Archived footage of both sessions is available on the IIRP YU Link site. Throughout July and August, input from the community on the IIRP document and process continued. A student IIRP site was established to facilitate student input.

As the University begins the Fall 2015 term, opportunities to provide further input on the draft IIRP document will continue. Presentations and discussions are scheduled for Faculty councils throughout September and October. The draft IIRP will be discussed at the Academic Policy Planning & Research Committe (AAPRC) Planning Forum, open to all members of the York community, scheduled for Sept. 17 in the Founders College Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College, from 9:30 to 11:30am. The document will be presented for endorsement at Senate on Sept. 24.

The community is invited to visit YU Link to review the draft IIRP. Additional information on specific opportunities to participate in this important process will be provided on YU Link in the near future. We look forward to working collaboratively with the community to advance our academic priorities.