Creating a plan for our future

Grenfell Campus is currently embarking on a strategic planning process. Through this strategic planning process, we will seek feedback from campus and university units, public partners and individuals. To us, engagement – whether on campus, pan-university or out in our communities – means creating mutually beneficial experiences, research projects and collaborations with our students, faculty, staff and the communities across our region. Our previous strategic plan guided us through the last five years and we are pleased with the progress made in the areas identified.

A vision for a plan that builds on our strengths and unique identity

We established three working groups: an internal group to address the needs of the Grenfell community, an external group to talk to people off campus, and an international working group to seek input from our international students and partners. During each phase of the strategic planning process, the steering committee will consult with the internal and external communities for significant input. Consultations have been carried out throughout the region, with visits to Port aux Basques, Stephenville, Baie Verte, Grand Falls-Windsor, Norris Point, St. Anthony, Labrador City-Wabush and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. We have heard from people about their vision for a plan that builds on our strengths and unique identity. An on-line feedback form was used to reach out to people close to us and to those much farther away.

Dr. Jacqui Walsh, member of the strategic planning committee.

We rely heavily on the conversations and discussion we will have with faculty, staff, students, alumni, surrounding communities and our international audiences. Campus and community sessions, submissions to the website, and responses to calls for feedback are a few ways we hope to gain more insight to our future.

The entire process should take about one year and the final Grenfell Campus Strategic Plan is expected to be launched in the winter of 2020.