To All Members of the Carleton Community,

Since the Strategic Integrated Planning (SIP) Task Force was formed in September 2019, we have been engaging the Carleton community in a broad and consultative process towards developing Carleton’s next Strategic Integrated Plan.

We have been impressed by our community’s willingness and enthusiasm to participate and contribute feedback and ideas through in-person consultations and online through the SIP website.

With the help of a strong and engaged task force, and the facilitation expertise of the Office of Quality Initiatives, we hosted more than 50 consultations. In the initial Open Consultation Phase, we had more than 1,000 conversations with faculty, staff, students, community partners and alumni members about Carleton’s strengths and vision for the future.

Armed with this substantial input, we moved into the Themed Consultation Phase. In this phase, we engaged the Carleton community again through specific conversations about particular themes that emerged from the Open Consultation Phase.

We are pleased to share the Strategic Planning Progress Report with you to provide an overview of the process and a summary of what we heard.

On behalf of the SIP Task Force, we thank you for your engagement in this important process and we look forward to your feedback on the draft plan in the spring.


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