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Initiatives for 2011-12 Performance indicators/measurable outcomes Projected Status Update as of March 31, 2012
Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE) fully operational and resourced under AVP Academic. CAE operational plan established and website launched. Achieved: Website and operational plan completed.
Round 1 Innovation Projects reports and presentations complete; plan developed for broader implementation of promising practices. Achieved: All Round 1 project reports submitted and outcomes presented.
In Progress: Implementation plan for key projects underway.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Round 2 Innovation Project call launched for 2011-12. Achieved: Call launched in June 2011.
Faculty Development program reviewed and updated, including module development and hybrid delivery options. Achieved: Review and updates to specific courses completed.
In Progress: Further development expected as part of 2012-17 Academic Plan.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Continue to Leverage Web-based Program Review tools and expertise to build an effective and accelerated Program Review cycle. Program review process streamlined; new tracking system developed and Dashboard operational by fall 2011. Achieved: Pilot for annual program report cards completed in December 2011. Teams for new reviews now following an updated process; reference group established.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Rescheduled: Creation of an online system pending further analysis and refinements.
Renew degrees with Post-secondary Education Assessment Board. Self-study report submitted for HST, IAF,IFS, FSM and ESR on schedule for renewal. Self-study process initiated for MCP, CST, FPR ad BSD in preparation for 2013 renewal. Achieved: Self-study reports completed on schedule as appropriate (HST, IAF, IFS, FSM).
In Progress: Self-study process underway for FPR and BSD.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
FPR degree accreditation process completed for Aviation Accreditation Board International by February 2012. Achieved: Accreditation process completed on schedule.
Enhance programs through student and faculty outreach events, industry and community partnerships funded through Quality Enhancement funds. Two new outreach/quality initiatives organized in each Faculty. Achieved: Central funding provided for innovation projects, including the Language Across the Curriculum Initiative, Self-Directed Learning Initiative, Senetech Initiative and Seneca Live Building.
Develop plans to move the School of Aviation and Flight Technology with the announced closure of Buttonville Airport within five years. Business case for the move developed and approved with a site for the School secured. In Progress: Potential sites evaluated and development of new facility and transition plans underway.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13

Strengthening academic clusters of expertise and enhancing their profile to potential applicants and other external stakeholders including employers

Initiatives for 2011-12 Performance indicators/measurable outcomes Projected Status Update as of March 31, 2012
Develop a New Academic Plan. New Academic Plan developed in consultation with faculties, program advisory committees, and other stakeholders, approved by the Academic Planning Committee of the Board (Dec./Jan. 2012). In Progress: Consultations completed; 2012-17 Academic Plan on track for approval by the Board of Governors.

Spring 2012
Development and approval of a multi-year Academic IT Plan. Achieved.
Implementation of new academic structure announced in March 2011, which builds upon the academic planning framework and strengthens Seneca’s leadership in core sectors/program clusters. New Chair/Dean portfolios and transition process complete; new portfolios and Faculty/School “identities” to be operationalized. Achieved.
Suite of diploma/degree/graduate certificate programs approved and operational in School of Aviation and Flight Technology. Achieved: Aviation Operations diploma and Aviation Safety advanced diploma approved and operationalized.
In Progress: Airline Pilot Flight Operations Graduate Certificate in external approvals process.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Accelerate development of degree programs and graduate certificate through increased resource allocation. MarCom degree proposal review underway. In Progress: Degree proposal in preparation.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies review completed and implementation plan developed. In Progress: Site visit completed and PEQAB review completed. Pending MTCU approval.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Two additional degree program areas identified and development initiated. Achieved: Two new degree areas identified with program development underway.
Two new Bachelor of Commerce degrees—Business Management and International Business Management—on schedule for first cohort in fall 2012. Achieved: Approval received in January 2012. First intakes scheduled for September 2012.
At least three new graduate certificate programs developed and approved. In Progress. Five new graduate certificate programs in development.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13

Targeting applied research activity in degree programs and pedagogy

Initiatives for 2011-12 Performance indicators/measurable outcomes Projected Status Update as of March 31, 2012
Enhance Seneca’s Research Capacity to continue to support the College’s leadership position in federal and provincial applied research. New Dean of Research appointed July 2011 to lead the establishment of a Research Advisory Committee development and development of a Seneca Strategic Research Plan and organization structure created to support priorities. Achieved: New Dean of Applied Research and Scholarship appointed in July 2011. New organizational structure for the Office of Research and Innovation in place as of February 2012. Terms of reference for new advisory committee established.
In Progress: Development of Strategic Plan for Applied Research & Scholarship underway.
Leverage federal funding priorities in support of installing an industrial research chair, developing SME-partnered projects in communications technologies research and exploring joint college-university commercialization projects. Achieved: Three OCE Connections Projects with industry contributions approved for funding. Six workshops for SMEs held.
In Progress: Application submitted to NSERC Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges program.

NSERC to announce results in April 2012.
Collaborative applied research projects being explored/under formation with researchers from York and Ryerson University.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
Support and promote Seneca’s leadership in pedagogical research through training. Seneca’s research portfolio strengthened with completion of the Early Leavers Study, which ascertain the factors behind students leaving college before graduation. In Progress: Report submitted and under review by HEQCO. Seneca internal draft report made available for peer review.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13
The College Mathematics Project 2011/12 will be broadened to include a qualitative analysis of foundations programs, preparatory mathematics courses; with final report filed. In Progress: Final report submitted to MTCU reference group for review.

Spring 2012
College English Project – Seneca report completed; provincial funding sought to take the study province wide. Achieved: Seneca report completed and funding proposal for joint Math and Language study submitted to the Ministry of Education and MTCU.
A minimum of two proposals in scholarship of teaching and learning developed. Achieved: Transfer research project studying college to degree student movement approved by CUCC. Project approved by HEQCO to develop database and analyze student movement between York University and Seneca College.
Final report for Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)-funded College Choice Project completed and submitted. In Progress: Project focus narrowed; final report in development.

Ongoing into Fiscal 2012-13