Academic Plan Materials and Resources

The following materials and resources are meant to assist in the committee with the development of the Academic plan.

Institutional Feedback:

All Campus Meeting (October 15, 2010)

Student Meeting (October 15, 2010)

Feedback Received October 5 - 15 - A document containing all of the feedback received on the final draft Academic Plan between October 5th and 15th.

Feedback by Category - A document containing a feedback on the Academic Plan received between August 16 and September 17 (including the institutional meetings) organized by category. This document contains all of the feedback received by the committee except for the submissions listed below which contain thoughts and comments not easily separated into specific theme areas:

Service Area Meeting (September 17, 2010)

Cowichan Campus Meeting (September 16, 2010)

Service Area Meeting (September 15, 2010)

Cowichan Campus Meeting (September 10, 2010)

Faculty Area Meeting (September 9, 2010)

Powell River Campus Meeting (September 2, 2010)

Faculty Area Meeting (August 31, 2010)

Faculty Area Meeting (August 30, 2010)


Aboriginal Programs and Services at VIU (June 10, 2010) - A paper presented to the Academic Plan Committee on the current programs and services and future considerations.

Academic Plan Issues Draft Working Paper (April 27, 2010)

Academic Plan Project Overview (January 19, 2010)

Academic Plan Project Workplan (January 19, 2010)

Academic Plan Draft Table of Contents (March 16, 2010)

Evaluation and Prioritization Matrix Draft Working Paper (April 27, 2010)

Faculty of Adult & Continuing Education PowerPoint slideshow (May 28, 2010) - A PowerPoint slideshow meant to complement the written portion of the Faculty of Adult & Continuing Education presentation.

Faculty of Adult & Continuing Education Presentation (May 28, 2010)- A presentation made to the committee by the Faculty of Adult & Continuing Education.

Foundation (January 19, 2010) - Core document containing the Mission, Values, draft Vision, and Core Commitments that help inform the integrated planning process.

Framework for Integrated Planning (January 19, 2010) - Flowchart

FTE Enrolment by Instructional Category, Fiscal Year 2009-10 (June 10, 2010) - Statistics from the office of University Planning and Analysis.

Research, Scholarship and Professional Activity at Malaspina University-College: A Year 2000 Update

Student FTE by credential and campus - Snapshot provided by University Planning and Analysis.

Student Headcount by credential and campus - Snapshot provided by Educational Planning.

Summary of Integrated Planning Consultative Meetings (May 31, 2010) - A summary of all Integrated Planning Consultative Meetings with Internal and External Community held up to May 31, 2010.

Sustainability as a Strategic Driver at VIU (June 30, 2010) - A brief presented to Academic Plan Committee on creating a sustainable society on campus.

The Learning Experience (February 19, 2010) - A draft document integrating work from the Strategic Enrolment Management and Academic Plan committees.

VIU Vision - the University Vision


A Walk Through Graduate Education: Selected Papers and Speeches of Jules B. LaPidus President of the Council of Graduate Schools 1984-2000 - A Council of Graduate Schools paper.

Departmental Cultures and Teaching Quality: Overcoming "Hollowed" Collegiality - William F. Massy, Andrea K. Wilger and Carol Colbeck; Change, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1994), pp. 10-20; Published by: Heldref Publications.

From the University/College Applicant Study™: Attracting Students to the Arts & Humanities - Ken Steele, MA Senior Vice-President, Education Marketing. UCAS™ White Paper #2; June 2010. Academic Group.

How is Innovation Taught? On the Humanities and the Knowledge Economy - Edelstein, Dan. Liberal Education, Vol. 96, No. 1.Association of American Colleges and Universities. 2010.

Indigenous Knowledge: Foundations for First Nations, Dr. Marie Battiste, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada - This essay seeks to clarify the theoretical frameworks that have been developed to understand Indigenous knowledge, to provide some insight into the reasons for the tensions between Indigenous and Eurocentric ways of knowing, and to point out the challenges these conflicts bring to educational systems.

It's Our Time: A Call to Action on Education - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is launching a National Call to Action on Education asking the corporate sector, philanthropic organizations, higher learning institutions, provincial and federal governments and ordinary Canadians to join their campaign.

Native Studies and Canadian Political Science: The Implications of “Decolonizing the Discipline” - Widdowson, Frances. Mount Royal College. Paper Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association. UBC: Vancouver, British Columbia. June 4-6, 2008

Ohio State University Academic Plan - Ohio State University: 2000 October

Overview of Tenure and Promotion Policies Across Canada - Pamela Gravestock & Emily Gregor Greenleaf.
University of Toronto: 2008.

Recognition and Reward: SOTL and the Tenure Process at a Regional Comprehensive University - Cruz et al. Western Carolina University. Summer 2009.

"Selecting Appropriate Criteria" - Dickeson, Robert C. "Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services: reallocating resources to achieve strategic balance." Wiley: San Francisco. 2010 Jan 26.

Sustainability Curriculum in Higher Education: A Call to Action - A publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 2010.

Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS webpage describing their assessment framework for measuring sustainability in post secondary institutions.

The Entropy of Sustainability: Observed Tensions in Canadian Tertiary Innovations - Sherran, Kate. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Volume 38, No. 2, 2008, pages 1-23.

Transforming Leadership: A Discussion Paper by Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; Presentation to the 2009 SFU Summer Institute “Leading Change in Education.”

Community Engagement Resources:

Background Document for the University of Victoria Task Force on Civic Engagement - (Sept. 2007)

Community Engagement Diagram

Compendium of Good Practice University - Regional Development Engagement Initiatives - (Aug. 2002) Provides details of a selection of 'good practice' regional development initiatives being undertaken by universities in partnership with the regional communities in which they are located. Prepared for the Australian Government, Department of Transportation and Regional Services.

Definitions of Scholarship - (June 2010)

Elective Classification: Community Engagement 2008 Documentation Framework - (Oct. 2007) A document prepared for The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Engaged Scholarship as an Expression of Community Engagement - Sandmann, Lorilee R., Ph.D. University of Georgia: 2007.

Engagement as a Core Value for the University: A Consultation Document - (April 2001) A document commissioned by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Higher Education Leadership of Regional and Local Regeneration Partnerships: Learning from good practice - (January 2007) A part of the Research and Development Series offered by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Proposal to strengthen Vancouver Island University’s contribution to Regional Development Challenges - A document previously submitted to the previous Regional Planning committee.

Reframing Incentives and Rewards for Community Service-Learning and Academic Outreach - O'Meara, Kerry Ann. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.Volume 8, Number 2: 2003.

Returning to our Roots: Executive Summaries of the Reports of the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities (January 2001)

Review of Higher Education Institutions in Regional Development (June 2008)

Scholarship and Mission in the 21st Century University: The Role of Engagement - Barbara A. Holland, Senior Scholar, Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Self-evaluation of Institutional Capacity to Respond to Regional Needs (May 2010)