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Initiatives for 2015-16 Performance indicators/
measurable outcomes
End-of-Year Status Update
Develop proposals for new program offerings. 10 new program proposals developed and approved by Senior Executive Committee and presented to the Board of Governors by March 2016. In Progress: Seven new program proposals developed and approved with four additional new program proposals in various development stages.
Develop curriculum and implement new programs. 10 new programs ready for launch pending Ministry approval by March 2016. Achieved: 10 new programs ready for launch pending Ministry approval.
Refresh and review existing program offerings. 18 summative program reviews completed and an additional 18 launched by March 2016. Achieved: 18 summative reviews completed. Additional 23 reviews launched by March 2016.
Revised program review process incorporating Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF) project findings and retention scorecards implemented by March 2016. Achieved: Formative review process has been revised to incorporate PIF project findings.
Program prioritization reviews completed for the Faculty of Business by March 2016. Achieved: Review for Business Management and International Business, including operational restructuring, has been completed.
Successful PEQAB consent renewal of Bachelor of Child Development completed by March 2016. Achieved: Five-year consent renewal granted.
Program hour alignment plan developed for all faculties by March 2016. Achieved: Program hour alignment plan developed for all faculties.
Consultations held with the Teaching and Learning Centre to revise curricula in lower retention programs by March 2016. Achieved: Consultations held with Teaching and Learning Centre to revise curricula in lower retention programs.
Formative program reviews for half of all full-time programs completed by July 2015. Achieved: 69 formative reviews completed by March 2016.
Develop and implement a quality framework for General Education and Liberal Studies options. Solutions implemented to improve access for students by fall 2015. Achieved: Quality framework and policy developed. Implementation underway for General Education and Liberal Studies options.
Strengthen first-semester retention rates. Implementation of retention action plans for low performing programs commenced by December 2015. Achieved: Implementation of retention action plans underway for all low performing programs.
Implement revised curriculum for the Faculty Development Program. Revised Faculty Development Program implemented by March 2016. Achieved: Program learning and course learning outcomes revised. New part-time faculty orientation held in fall 2015 and winter 2016.
Implement new faculty performance review and development process in one academic school. New faculty performance review and development process implemented in one school by March 2016. Achieved: Framework developed for new faculty performance review and development process implemented in the School of Tourism.
Pursue applied research initiatives for the mutual benefit of our students, partners, faculty and community. Seneca Applied Research/Experiential Learning Showcase held in Spring 2015. Achieved: Renamed ‘Faculty and Student Research Project Showcase’. Inaugural event held at Seneca@York Campus in April 2015 and at King Campus in November 2015.
100 faculty engaged in applied research activities by March 2016. Achieved: 102 faculty engaged in applied research activities.
480 students engaged in applied research activities by March 2016. Achieved: 509 students engaged in applied research activities.
20 new industry partners engaged in applied research projects by March 2016. Achieved: 31 new industry partners engaged in applied research projects.
Increase federal and provincial support for applied research in identified areas of expertise. 10 new research grant applications submitted by March 2016, with 50 per cent success rate achieved. Achieved: 11 new research grant applications submitted including four approved; one declined and six under review.
Implement International Education Strategy. Number of partners for Seneca's study/volunteer abroad program increased by March 2016. Achieved: New study/work abroad agreements signed with institutions in Germany (Osnabruck), Denmark (Aarhus) and Brazil (Fortaleza).
Two new international markets entered as part of recruitment strategy by March 2016. Achieved: Mauritania, Portugal, Philippines and Indonesia among new international markets entered as part of  international recruitment strategy.
Two new international training projects completed by March 2016. Achieved: Two new projects initiated with Aga Khan Development Network in Central Asia and in partnership with CICan in Mozambique.
Launch Seneca International (Mobility) initiative to provide global experiences for students and faculty. Tools and processes completed to increase student and faculty study/work abroad opportunities by March 2016. Achieved: Plan developed to create central repository for information about student and faculty study/work abroad opportunities to be launched in spring 2016.
Creation of central tracking system for all international initiatives to provide global experiences for students and faculty completed by December 2015. Achieved: Software purchased for central tracking system. Expected launch in spring 2016.