In 2016, HESA completed a framework for an Academic Plan for Red River College. This visioning process used a balanced mix of strategic guidance, evidence-based assessment, and community engagement to design a strategic plan that provided a practical pathway for the institution to pursue long-term strategic growth. This included input and feedback stages (including town halls, community-wide solicitations for input and feedback, key informant interviews, and a range of other activities to support stakeholder engagement), a detailed implementation plan, and a thorough consideration of the institutions’ unique cultural, economic, and regional context.
The report provided a focused plan by identifying three key themes and specific priorities associated with each theme. Clear steps for addressing each priority over the next five years were proposed as a way to facilitate the incorporation of the themes into Red River College’s operating documents.