FACULTY 5 Yr Academic Plan Outline (2013 – 2018)
1. Executive Summary
(+/- One page)
2. Faculty Core Activities
A summary of core activities and scope that describes what happens in the unit.
This may include a list of programs and services.
3 Planning Assumptions
List the assumptions used in developing this plan.
no provincial grant increase,
salary increases will be funded.
Do not assume growth in student or employee numbers unless covered by:
University enrollment plan
Anticipated revenue from Faculty Allocation Model or endowments
External funding (e.g. salary recovery from external sources).
4 Strategic Influences (These may be provided in point form and should be
specific to your Faculty)
5 Self Assessment
A point form identification of major strengths & weaknesses of the Faculty that
relate to its mission. Recognition should be given to the Faculty’s national and
international areas of excellence and the impact of faculty and staff renewal during
the five years.
5.1 Strengths: define areas that will be retained as major research and
teaching foci for the Faculty; these should be areas of strong student
demand and research strengths/clusters, where you would wish to maintain
or grow faculty numbers.
5.2 Weaknesses: define areas in research and/or teaching that are of
secondary importance to the Faculty; these should be areas of weak
student demand and low research impact, where you would wish to reduce
Consider areas of research and teaching that could be amalgamated for greater
effectiveness and focus.
7 Faculty Objectives
Where possible, but not limited to, the Faculty Objectives should be aligned and
support the core themes SFU Vision/Mission and the Goals of the Academic Plan.
It would be useful to include a section showing how your Faculty objectives and
actions contribute to objectives and associated activities included in the Academic
Plan, similar to what was done in Appendix B in the last planning cycle.
8 Possible Long Term Growth Scenarios
What would be the priorities for growth under the following circumstances:
(a) Growth allowed in professional masters programs, with no tuition cap and
no per FTE base grant from the province.
(b) Expansion of the Surrey campus with funded graduate and undergraduate
FTEs (this is only a possibility if the Provincial government provides
funding per FTE as well as for capital expansion).
Due to the high degree of uncertainty with regard to our funding situation you are
not asked to prepare a detailed financial plan but rather reflect your new
initiatives/growth plans discussed in Section 7 and 8 above, in financial terms
using the attached Excel spreadsheet. Revenue and Expenses need to be
Explain how the Faculty Plan will be communicated effectively throughout the
Faculty, and how broad participation will be achieved.
10 Supporting Financial Data for New/Growth initiatives
See attached Excel spreadsheet