Academic Strategic Plan 2018-2023
To achieve a goal as ambitious as ours – to be one of the world’s best medical faculties – you need more than a strong team. You need a dedicated community with a shared vision that is both self-aware enough to see where we need to improve, but also confident enough to acknowledge our strengths. Now in the second year of our current Academic Strategic Plan, I see the strength of our community, the importance of the goals we have established, and our shared commitment to achieving them.
As we begin a new academic year – one in which we seek to maintain our academic mission in the midst of a global pandemic – I want to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and report on the progress we have made implementing the Faculty of Medicine’s academic strategic plan. We have made great strides in achieving many of our early goals. In doing so, we have worked to create a Faculty of Medicine where the contributions of learners, faculty and staff are respected and supported. Where our research ambitions are matched by new resources and where we work to ensure our space better supports our efforts. And, where equity, diversity and inclusion are not just respected, but engrained in everything we do.
I invite you to learn more about the work we’ve undertaken, as well some of the metrics that attest to our performance. And, I encourage your ongoing engagement as we continue to demonstrate our leadership in advancing new knowledge, better health and equity.
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
University of Toronto
What is the Academic Strategic Plan?
An academic strategic plan outlines goals that advance the mission and vision of an academic unit over a five-year period. In the fall of 2018, the Faculty of Medicine began a consultation process that heard from more than 400 people and involved nearly 100 people who served on working groups. This process led to the development of the Academic Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Leadership in advancing new knowledge, better health and equity, which was approved by Faculty Council in November 2018 and implementation began in January 2019.