One of the clear outcomes of the OISE strategic planning process to-date has been the need to rethink the structure of our departments to ensure a strong OISE in the years ahead, and cement our place as one of the world’s leading education institutes.
What are we looking to achieve?
An OISE departmental structure that supports the following principles that emerged from Focus Groups:Reflect and respects academic disciplines/affiliations
- Promote and support excellence in programs and research
- Build on existing strengths while nurturing new and emerging areas of research and programming
- Distinguish OISE from other faculties of education around the world
- Foster innovation, inter-disciplinarity and internationalization
- Strengthen the alignment between graduate and undergraduate programs.
OISE Transitional Councils
In September 2011, the Transitional Councils were established at OISE to manage the changing departmental structure. The Councils have a clear and common mandate to facilitate transparency, encourage engagement and maximize their effectiveness. They will be in place until the new deparmental structure for OISE becomes official (i.e. July 1, 2012).