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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.

Upcoming events

Events and outcomes


June 2021

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


November 2021

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


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.

Anonymous survey

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.


April 2022

Action: Strategic Plan Committee interprets and develops strategic plan (during a facilitated retreat—three half days)

Outcome: Interpreting, collectively setting strategic goals, drafting plan


Summer 2022

Action: Small group and individual feedback

Outcome: Testing intelligibility and feedback


Summer 2022

Action: Revisions and design

Outcome: Final document produced


Fall 2022

Action: Strategic plan launch, presentation to FoFA community (starting with Deans&Chairs and Faculty Council)

Outcome: Information, connecting outcomes to process, calls to action


Fall 2022

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

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