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1. Core Literacies

In five years, every Seneca graduate will demonstrate competency in the Seneca Core Literacies.

Initiatives for 2013-14 Performance indicators/ measurable outcomes End-of-Year Status Update
Embed Seneca’s 10 Core Literacies across all programs. Communications task group's recommendations on assessment mechanisms for English-language proficiency and supports required to enhance academic performance made by Winter 2014. Achieved: Review of assessment mechanisms resulted in a “one communications assessment” pilot and development of a modified approach to incoming student assessment that includes preparation workshops in English and Math and a more integrated student support model.
Implementation of Language Across the Curriculum into 20 Business programs at Newnham and Markham furthered. Achieved: Language Across the Curriculum implemented in 20 Faculty of Business programs at both NH and MK. Implementation is scheduled to continue into Summer and Fall 2014 with the goal of incorporating the assessment of language clarity in the evaluation of every student assignment.
Focus on supporting Seneca Core Literacies in "outside- of-classroom" activities. First-year orientation redesigned to introduce students to Seneca's Core Literacies. Achieved: The new “Experience Seneca” Student Orientation launched on January 6, 2014 at NH, S@Y, KG and MK and introduced students to Seneca’s Core Literacies.
Integration of Test Centre services into Learning Centre service delivery by Fall 2013. Achieved: Test Centre integrated into the Learning Services Division offering students a smooth transition into Seneca through the coordinated delivery of support services that respond to the diverse needs of our students.
Core Literacy skills training offered through newly established Math and English areas housed in the Learning Centres. Achieved: The Learning Centre team worked collaboratively with Academic Faculties and Service Divisions to offer students support and services that respond to their needs. Between September and December 2013, there were 2332 new student visits for English and Math support at NH and S@Y. From October 2013 to January 2014, 1200 students accessed resources, including online lectures through the website.