Niagara Roots – Global Reach
Brock University Institutional Strategic Plan 2018–2025
Since it opened in 1964, Brock University has overcome growing pains and challenges to become a vibrant institution of more than 19,000 students, with rich academic programs and world-class research. As it was half a century ago, Brock remains a proud partner committed to improving the vitality of neighbouring communities across Niagara even as it extends its global reach.
Today, Brock offers 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees through six academic Faculties, is home to 13 Canada Research Chairs and among Ontario’s top 5 universities for 3M Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Brock University is also ranked as one of the best universities in Canada for student satisfaction, and a leader in career success and experiential learning. Two years after graduation, the employment rate for Brock grads is higher than the average for Ontario universities.
As we look to the future, the Brock University Institutional Strategic Plan is intended to help Brock maintain balanced excellence and keep it on a trajectory to become the university of choice for a growing number of students and academics.
The Institutional Strategic Plan describes Brock University’s history and its current environment, including challenges and opportunities that this entails. The University’s mission, vision and guiding values are outlined, as well as four strategic priorities, each with goals and actions, to be achieved over the next seven years:
- Offer a transformational and accessible academic and university experience
- Build research capacity across the University
- Enhance the life and vitality of our local region and beyond
- Foster a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization
These will inform the specific tactics and objectives being developed by academic and administrative units. The realization of the strategic priorities will advance Brock as a comprehensive university that offers a transformational and accessible academic and university experience; fosters a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization; enhances the life and vitality of our local region and beyond; and further builds the University’s research capacity.