3. Cross-disciplinary, Experiential and Flexible Learning
In five years, every program will embed cross- disciplinary learning, experiential learning opportunities and flexible learning options that enable students to access courses offered in the day and evening, in person and online.
|Initiatives for 2013-14||Performance indicators/ measurable outcomes||End-of-Year Status Update|
|Increase flexible delivery options across all Seneca programs.||Recommendations from Flexible Programming task group brought forward by Fall 2013. Two pilots launched in Winter 2014.||Achieved: Student focus groups completed and 3 pilots launched. The pilots focused on the part-time delivery of Seneca’s Bach. of Interdisciplinary Studies, providing more opportunities for full-time students to attend courses in the evening and/or online and part-time students to attend courses during
|At least 15 courses identified for hybrid/online development with at least 5 new courses ready to pilot by March 2014.||Achieved: More than 15 courses identified for development for online and hybrid delivery. At least 5 courses will be ready for delivery by March 2014 with at least 10 more ready by August 2014.|
|Research using provincial survey on preferred program delivery methods conducted by January 2014. Seneca programs with largest potential interest for flexible delivery identified.||Achieved: Last provincial survey data reviewed and Seneca programs with largest potential interest for flexible delivery identified. Increasing flexible options for students included maximizing access to existing online courses through OntarioLearn.|
|Expand experiential learning opportunities for students.||Increase co-op placement activity by 25%.||Partially Achieved: This year saw an increase of 20% of co-op work terms as of March 31, 2014.
Co-op performance metrics to be re-evaluated in 2014-15
|Employer relations plan and industry partner map developed by Fall 2013. New employer database system procured.||Achieved: Comprehensive employer relations plan and industry partner map developed. The plan includes industry events and journals to be leveraged to attract new co-op employers. New employer database system procured.|
|Co-op integration plans developed for 12 new programs by Winter 2014.||Achieved: Co-op integration plans developed for 3 new programs. Revised co-op integration plans developed for 7 graduate certificate programs and 3 degrees.|
|Integrate cross-disciplinary learning throughout all programs.||Recommendations from Cross-disciplinary/Experiential Learning task group brought forward by Summer 2013. Two pilots launched
in Fall 2013.
|Achieved: New cross-disciplinary General Education courses created, as well as new General Education modules that can be credited as a course. Pilots begun, including the development of two new cross-disciplinary degree programs.|