Are you a Thompson Rivers University student with strong opinions about its future? TRU’s president wants to hear from you.
Dr. Alan Shaver has issued a call for nominations for the university’s strategic priorities advisory committee with a specific eye on students.
“Starting now, and extending through the fall semester, I will be leading a comprehensive conversation to develop the strategic priorities for Thompson Rivers University for the next five years,” Shaver said in his call for submissions.
Along with students, the committee will include faculty, staff and members of the communities TRU serves.
The priorities will add to other projects already in the works such as the campus master plan.
That visioning process touched off in 2012 and several months later was presented in a public open house with numerous possibilities, including residential, leisure and business development.
TRU’s previous strategic plan evolved from 2007 to 2012 in an attempt to become “the university of choice” using seven distinct strategic goals.
Top priorities at the time focused on student engagement, integrating research and learning, aboriginal students and curricula, environmental sustainability, open learning, international opportunities and career success.
“This plan did much to influence and entrench some of the core strengths and practices that distinguish TRU today,” said Shaver.
Those interested can complete and submit online nomination forms at www.tru.ca/president/strategicplan.