Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) has recognized the importance of strategic planning since its early years. The first plan spread over the period 2004-2009 and delineated broad and ambitious goals and outlined university values after a thorough SWOT analysis. The University’s second strategic plan covered the period 2010-2014 and involved all units of University in identifying its seven priorities.
The current 2015-2020 Strategic Plan maps the course that AUI will follow in 2015-2020. It reflects over two years of hard work and a process that included input from numerous individuals across the entire organization including the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The result is a strategic plan that reflects our values as well as our aspirations and one that will direct and guide us over the next five years.
Whilst the new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan recognizes the priorities laid out in the previous plan, it also aims to build on our achievements and move AUI to the next level of distinction within the ranks of preeminent universities in Africa. The current plan reviews the present position of the University, noting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and the emergence of a challenging and competitive environment. It sets six priorities for 2020: 1. Student Learning, Development, and Success; 2. Quality Assurance and Enhancement; 3. Internationalization; 4. Advancement for Growth and Sustainability; 5. Research, Innovation and Discovery; and 6. More Effective Communication.
The Plan’s six priorities affirm and advance the University’s mission, which is grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition patterned after the American system and is designed to produce graduates ready to play leading roles in an increasingly globalized Moroccan and world economy. The Plan emphasizes student success and internationalization, along with the need to continuously improve the quality of the University’s programs, students, faculty, infrastructure, communication and governance. The Plan also supports the University’s aspirations to position itself as a leading institution on the African continent through increased research and innovation, international accreditation and excellence. We invite you to read the Plan which is accessible below.