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Great Teaching and Learning

Initiatives for 2016-17 Performance indicators/measurable outcomes
To be achieved by March 2017 (unless otherwise stated)
Map core literacies in Seneca full-time programs. Core literacies mapped with online exemplars in one program (at minimum) in each school.
Enhance approach to student orientation in full-time programs to focus on key components that new, incoming students need to know for success in their studies. 10 new programs ready for launch pending Ministry approval by March 2016.
Outside of the classroom orientation programming enhanced to support new in-class programming.
Continue to build an academic foundation and community capable of developing, delivering and sustaining high-quality bachelor’s degrees.. Development completed for four new bachelor’s degrees, including joint degrees.
Skills and credentials documented for all faculty teaching in degree programs consistent with PEQAB standards.
Expand partnerships and pathways with Ontario universities and other colleges. Partnership framework, governance model and program plan completed for the York-Seneca Partnership.
Two new pathway proposals with university partners approved by ONCAT and agreements signed with partner institutions.
Two college-to-college pathways approved by ONCAT and agreements signed with partner institutions.
Continue provincial leadership role with ONCAT. At minimum, one ONCAT research funding proposal approved.
Expand reach of the Centre for Research in Student Mobility. At minimum, one research proposal approved for international funding.
Implement and develop new experiential learning opportunities to address gaps identified. Outreach and engagement activities increased to students interested in participating in applied research.
750 students have participated in at least one seminar for youth entrepreneurship within the HELIX incubator.
Develop new cross-disciplinary learning opportunities in all academic schools. New cross-disciplinary learning opportunities developed in all academic schools.
Increase flexible delivery options across all Seneca programs. 40 new online courses offered through eCampus Ontario portal.
55 new Continuing Education course offerings launched on web-based platforms.
40 courses re-designed for flexible delivery, including hybrid.
Develop proposals for new program offerings. 10 new program proposals developed and approved by Senior Executive Committee and presented to the Board of Governors.
Develop curriculum and implement new programs. Five new programs ready for launch pending Ministry approval.
Refresh and review existing program offerings. 17 summative program reviews completed.
Formative reviews for 75 programs completed.
Self-study summative reviews for six degree programs completed.
Strengthen first-semester retention rates. Evaluate success of retention action plans for low-performing programs and next steps determined.
Implement new faculty development framework in half of all academic schools. New faculty development process implemented in 10 academic schools.
Online modules for each Teaching Standard of Practice launched.
Increase number of applied research initiatives Applied research opportunities in partnership with 30 new industry partners.
Applied Research Project Showcase held at each major campus.
One faculty-led research initiative per academic faculty launched.
Applied Research-led awareness building workshop held.
Increase federal and provincial support for applied research in identified areas of expertise. 10 new research grant applications submitted with 50 per cent success rate achieved.
Continue strategic approach to international education recruitment and initiatives Number of partner organizations for study/volunteer abroad program increased by five, targeting one new partner in Africa, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.
Five new international markets entered into as part of the diversification recruitment strategy, targeting one new country in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Five ongoing multi-year projects in place with an additional two projects in negotiation phase.
Central tracking system for student and faculty study/work abroad opportunities implemented by December 2016.
Enhance processes and practices on assessment, testing and English course content. Process mapping commenced by December 2016. Investigate strategies for enhancing English/communication courses by December 2016.