Skip to main content

Consultations

Between February 6 and 20, 2015, we held five Idea Cafés, facilitated by Professor Rosemary Reilly, Department of Applied Human Sciences. Two were held on the Loyola Campus on February 6 and 19, and three on the Sir George Williams Campus on two on February 13 and one on February 20.

Participants, which included students, faculty and staff, were asked to answer this key question: What kind of university do we want and need to become? They also reflected on important issues facing Concordia and how to best face the decade ahead

We also held two more Idea Cafés to obtain feedback on the draft strategic directions document on May 1 and 4, 2015 (Idea Cafés  #6 and #7).


Idea Café #1

What kind of university do we want and need to become? This is the key question asked of participants at the February 6 Idea Café. Participants also reflected on important issues facing Concordia and on key questions that need to be asked as we consider the decade ahead.

Idea Cafés were facilitated by Rosemary Reilly, Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences.

Idea Café #1

Idea Café #2 and #3

What kind of university do we want and need to become? This is the key question asked of participants at the February 13 Idea Cafés. Participants also reflected on important issues facing Concordia and on key questions that need to be asked as we consider the decade ahead.

Idea Cafés were facilitated by Rosemary Reilly, Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences. 

Idea Café #3

Idea Café #4

What kind of university do we want and need to become? This is the key question asked of participants at the February 19 Idea Café. Participants also reflected on important issues facing Concordia and on key questions that need to be asked as we consider the decade ahead.

Idea Cafés were facilitated by Rosemary Reilly, Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences.

Idea Café #3

Idea Café #5

What kind of university do we want and need to become? This is the key question asked of participants at the February 20 Idea Café. Participants also reflected on important issues facing Concordia and on key questions that need to be asked as we consider the decade ahead.

Idea Cafés were facilitated by Rosemary Reilly, Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences.

Idea Café #3

Student consultation: Faculty association councils

asfa-icon

In February, leaders of Faculty student associations were asked to engage with their councils in a discussion about Concordia's strategic directions. Student leaders agreed to pose the following question: Thinking about how to improve the student learning experience and build Concordia’s reputation as a ‘next-generation’ university, which 3 of the items below do you see as most important?


View the outcomes of these discussions:

Student consultation: PSYC 428

theresa-bianco

Dr. Theresa Bianco, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, asked students in her qualitative inquiry course (PSYC 428) to break into small groups and share ideas about how to improve the student experience at Concordia. 

Library Strategic Directions Consultation

Guylaine Beaudry

Guylaine Beaudry, University Librarian, invite all members of the Library's team and the Concordia community in general to participate in the strategic directions consultation. Everyone has valuable ideas and comments to contribute as we determine the vision and the roadmap for the future of our Library. Join the discussion!

Consultation with chairs and senior managers

be-bold

On March 18, over 100 department chairs and senior managers met to discuss two questions--What kind of university do we want to become, and what do we need to do to get there? Some of their responses are captured in the image gallery below.

Senate brainstorm session

Senate brainstorm session, December 5, 2014

On December 5, 2014, members of Concordia’s Senate participated in a brainstorming session on the university’s future strategic directions. The outcomes of this session helped shape the topics being explored by the seven “idea groups”.

Small-group discussions focused on the question, “What do you see as possible strategic directions for Concordia over the next five to 10 years?”

Back to top

© Concordia University