To All Members of the Carleton Community,

Since last month’s official launch of the strategic planning process, the Strategic Integrated Planning (SIP) Task Force has been actively engaging the Carleton community in interactive discussions about Carleton’s strengths and vision for the future. The conversations at these consultations have been productive, and we thank everyone for their engagement in this important process.

So far, we have engaged more than 400 members of the Carleton community through four campus-wide consultations and 12 invited consultations with specific departments or teams. Twenty additional groups have invited us to host consultations with them and we have scheduled these over the next few weeks. This open consultation phase will run until Nov. 8, when we will move into a set of themed consultations. If you would like us to host a consultation with your department or team, please email as soon as possible.

Themed Consultation Phase Begins Nov. 9

Based on the information we gather during the open consultation phase, the task force will identify broad themes to help define our conversations in the themed consultation phase. A campus-wide consultation will be held on each of these themes in November.

Campus-Wide Open Consultations

We have planned two additional campus-wide open consultation sessions for anyone who has missed participating in an open or invited consultation. We invite everyone from the Carleton community to participate in an upcoming consultation about Carleton’s next Strategic Integrated Plan. Please register online to confirm your attendance:

Strategic Planning Speaker Series: Oct. 18, 21, 28, 31

We have hosted four guest speaker events as part of the Strategic Planning Speaker Series, which has prompted us all to think strategically about significant topics related to higher education. We have scheduled four additional events and invite you to attend:

Contribute Feedback Online

You are invited to add your feedback, ideas and comments through the SIP website.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event continuing the productive and engaging conversation about Carleton’s strengths and vision for the future.


Lorraine Dyke
Co-Chair, Strategic Integrated Planning Task Force
Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Planning)

Betina Appel Kuzmarov
Co-Chair, Strategic Integrated Planning Task Force
Clerk of Senate

Patrice Smith
Co-Chair, Strategic Integrated Planning Task Force
Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

Cindy Taylor
Co-Chair, Strategic Integrated Planning Task Force
Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources