Faculty of Fine Arts
The Faculty of Fine Arts is embarking on a consultative process to develop a strategic plan that will provide us with a framework to plan for the future, to seize new opportunities and to navigate change together. Over the next year, a series of strategic planning exercises will enable us to ask ourselves where we can distinguish ourselves and how we take concrete, measurable actions to continue to be innovative, relevant, and impactful in the future.
Events and outcomes
Action: Deans & Chairs begin discussion on process
Outcome: Feedback and transparency on process and potential outcomes
September – November 2021
Action: Department Councils visits, Faculty Council discussion, townhall and individual conversations. Strategic planning becomes a recurrent agenda item at Faculty Council
Outcome: Feedback and transparency on process and potential outcomes. Initial information gathering phase
Action: Call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the Strategic Plan Committee
Outcome: Recruiting committee members, so that the committee is constituted for January 2022
November – December 2021
Action: Questionnaire sent out to the community (pre-consultation on Concordia’s strategic directions and current research, teaching, community and other objectives, priorities and concerns)
Outcome: Initial information gathering phase. Creation of a word/concept visualisation to be shared with the community in January 2022
December 2021 – January 2022
Action: Field analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats)
Outcome: Concrete assessment of FoFA’s position and potential. Results to be shared with the community in January 2022
Action: A strategic plan draft is prepared by the Dean’s office, drawing on preliminary discussions, the questionnaire results and the field analysis. It is shared in January, along with supporting documents
Outcome: This document will serve as the basis for Winter 2022 consultation
January – April 2022
Action: Consultation involving faculty, staff and students (world cafés, idea labs and survey)
Outcome: Gathering feedback on strategic plan draft and developing new ideas to contribute to the plan
Community consultation dates
These two-hour focus groups, facilitated by Estuaries Learning Consulting Group, are open to staff, students, and faculty. Each session will cover the same content, so you can sign up for whichever is most convenient for you. These sessions will be a guided feedback and brainstorm process covering the core areas that will constitute our strategic plan. Space is limited, sign up here:
Annie drop-in sessions
We have scheduled five 30min open drop-in sessions to speak with Dean Annie Gérin about anything related to strategic planning - the process, the content, or any feedback you have. There will be no prepared agenda, and no need to pre-register. To facilitate accessibility, all sessions will be on Zoom.
- Tuesday, March 15, 9:30-10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 16, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 21, 9:30-10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 23, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Understanding that asynchronous participation may be what is most convenient for you, we will launch a survey-style consultation, active from March 15th - March 28th.
Action: Strategic Plan Committee interprets and develops strategic plan (during a facilitated retreat—three half days)
Outcome: Interpreting, collectively setting strategic goals, drafting plan
Action: Small group and individual feedback
Outcome: Testing intelligibility and feedback
Action: Revisions and design
Outcome: Final document produced
Action: Strategic plan launch, presentation to FoFA community (starting with Deans&Chairs and Faculty Council)
Outcome: Information, connecting outcomes to process, calls to action
Action: Invitation to all FoFA units (departments, research units, CDA, CTLs, VCR, FoFA Gallery, etc.) to develop action plans
Outcome: Leverage and implementation
Action: Review of goals, actions and progress indicators or benchmarks
Outcome: Calibration and accountability