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Our Four Impact Areas

We’ve identified four areas of impact that will become the focus of teaching and learning objectives at McMaster.

Click on any of the impact areas below to explore the themes that help categorize our ongoing initiatives and key objectives.

Partnered and Interdisciplinary Learning Learn More

Students should be partners and active participants in the learning process, eliciting their deep curiosity to explore beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Inclusive and Scholarly Teaching Learn more

Let’s foster a community that is motivated by the passion, meaning and deep joy found in teaching a diverse and inclusive community.

Active and Flexible Learning Spaces Learn More

Whether in an online, face-to-face or blended format, we must use learning spaces with deep intention and purpose.

Holistic and Personalized Student Experience Learn More

Students are a central part of the McMaster community and it is critical that we consider how they engage with their individual learning experiences.

Other McMaster Strategic Plans

The Teaching and Learning Strategy is an institutional strategy that aligns with many other institutional priorities at McMaster. By aligning our efforts, we can better achieve our shared objectives.

IT Strategic Plan Learn More

The three-year McMaster University IT Strategic Plan will deliver technologies that befit a 21st century institution, where individuals are excited to engage with the delightful technologies and complex digital systems and experiences that surround them.

EDI Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence Learn More

An EDI Strategy is roadmap to ensure an intentional approach to identifying and achieving institution-wide equity, diversity, and inclusion priorities and goals.

McMaster’s EDI Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence includes:

  • an EDI Framework for Strategic Action, with four pillars and areas of focus and impact;
  • six Principles for Best Practice to guide planning and implementation; and
  • a 2019-2022 Action Plan, with detailed tactics to achieve six strategic objectives.

McMaster's New Vision Statement Learn More

Over the last year, President David Farrar has engaged McMaster community members to inform a new strategic plan for the university. In February 2021, he announced a new vision for the university. Teaching and learning has been identified as a priority area for the University’s strategic plan.