CDS Strategic Plan

Executive Summary

The Department’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 outlines five priorities:

Strategic Priority 1:

Enhance department stature through growth in research and scholarly productivity

Strategic Priority 2:

Grow and retain faculty by providing support to ensure their success.

Strategic Priority 3:

Attract and train quality students who are prepared for professional roles in a diverse and changing global society

Strategic Priority 4:

Develop and enhance relationships within the department, with community partners, and alumni that ensure adequacy of resources for academic and clinical functions of the department

Strategic Priority 5:

Ensure students, faculty, and staff have adequate and appropriate facilities.


The implementation of these priorities will be guided by the Chair of the Department, Program Director, and Director of Clinical Education. A number of department committees will have the responsibility for core priorities related to their specific mandates (e.g., the Curriculum Committee will undertake curriculum enhancements under Strategic Priority 3).