Input on focused topics
May 1 to Sept. 30, 2019
This idea is depicted in the symbolic medicine wheel of many diverse Indigenous nations. While the wheel has four quadrants, each is equal and aligns with the others and a greater purpose. Locally, this concept is reflected in the four values of the Secwepemc nation Kweseltnews: the value of relationships; Knuwetsut.s: the value of individual strength and responsibility; Etsxe: the value of knowing your gifts; and Mellelc: the value of renewal. The quadrants powerfully interact with balance and harmony to create transformation.
Institutional accreditation provides a framework for ongoing evaluation and self-analysis that ensures that the policies, procedures and practices of an institution are consistent with its claims and with accepted standards of quality. It serves as an important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer-review and evaluation.Learn about accreditation
The role of the Campus Master Plan is is to provide the coordinating strategy and context for learning and teaching. It represents a framework for the process of change so that the whole will always be more than the sum of its partsRead the Campus Master Plan
"TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship."
The TRU brand is a collective effort to better reflect who we are and all that we stand for. It consists of the characteristics that those who know us well—and those who don't—use to describe us. Our brand is an expression of TRU’s unique personality. Our history. Our identity, in the minds and hearts of all those we serve and the world at large.Read the Brand Model
Our official Strategic Research Plan serves as a blueprint for research at TRU. It identifies the five key areas of collaborative excellence and emerging strength, all of which reflect the university's overall research strengths:
This plan includes more than 130 recommended strategies across four key focus areas: Operations and Planning, Advocacy and Engagement, Learning, and Administration. It is intended to provide a framework for each TRU department and operational unit to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their own planning processes.Read the Strategic Sustainability Plan
The Envision TRU process aims to be:
All comments posted on Thoughtexchange are accessible to anyone visiting the public Envision TRU website. Therefore, we ask that comments are always respectful, whether positive, negative or neutral. Website visitors can also read the results of each Thoughtexchange session, small group discussion or large group gathering within 3 working days.
From our home in BC’s Interior TRU serves students on campus and online across BC, Canada, and the planet—and we want to hear from all of these regions. We’ll provide different ways to participate so people can pick whatever they’re most comfortable with. To maximize the diversity of each participant group we’ll also invite you to share information about who you are, from details of your connection to TRU to whether you represent one or more of Canada’s diversity groups.
To learn what people think and imagine about TRU we will start by asking broader questions. Based on the key themes within the responses, we’ll then move to deeper and more focused questions. We’ll also act on opportunities to foster student learning, whenever and wherever possible.
To build an inspiring vision of where TRU needs to go, we’ll first need honest input on what we do well (and could do better) from anyone connected to or curious about TRU. Whether you participate online, in person or both, we’re committed to making your experience easy, interactive, and meaningful.
Throughout this process we will focus inward as well as outward. We will seek input and insights from our own students, faculty and staff but also look at data and external views—and identify directions that have practical, positive impact in the lives of students as well as external communities.
The Envision TRU website is the digital hub to learn about and sign up for upcoming discussions, read past results, review reference materials and check timelines. In keeping with our sustainability commitments this will minimize printing as well aa the need for multiple in-person meetings. Within 3 days of every online or in-person consultation, results will be posted to the site. The entire process will be completed within 12-14 months.