Refining Directions - Implementation

The University Planning Committee is developing a planning and implementation team for Refining Directions. Led by Andy Hrymak, the team will commuicate with the McMaster community about the Refining Directions process

Goals and success factors

The University Planning Committee (UPC) has requested an implementation plan for implementing and achieving the goals in Refining Directions:

  1. To provide an innovative and stimulating learning environment where students can prepare themselves to excel in life.

    Target:To be consistently among the top three Ontario universities in terms of the quality of students we attract and graduate from our undergraduate and graduate programs as measured by appropriate indicators.

  2. To achieve the next level in research results and reputation by building on existing and emerging areas of excellence.

    Target: To be consistently among the top three Canadian universities as measured by appropriate indicators of research excellence.

    Target:To increase the importance of graduate education so that McMaster’s graduate population reaches 20% of the University’s total full-time enrolment and is highly ranked in indicators of graduate educational excellence.

  3. To build an inclusive community with a shared purpose.

    Target:To ensure that all members of the McMaster community feel recognized and valued for their contributions to this shared purpose.

The critical success factors to achieve those goals include:

  • Take risks and innovate
  • Reduce boundaries and barriers
  • Be nimble and efficient
  • Build our internal and external relationships
  • Define a distinctive reputation
  • Measure, evaluate and be accountable
  • Secure adequate resources


See the full document Refining Directions .