As we look to the future, we have created multi-year objectives that define the specific outcomes we will achieve as a result of pursuing our strategic directions. Our objectives for 2016-2017 are outlined below. As they are implemented, the objectives will enhance and reinforce the benefits of our strategic directions: Student Experience; Contemporary Learners; and Sustainability.
St. Lawrence @ 50
Capitalize upon the college’s 50th anniversary milestone to build brand recognition, affinity and set the foundation for revenue generating opportunities.
Enhance Career & Student Placement Services by coordinating the delivery of student career recruitment activities, placement/co-op coordination and career development services for students and graduates.
Advancing Teaching & Learning Effectiveness
Revise approaches to faculty development in order to advance teaching and learning effectiveness.
Video Management Solution
Expand college capacity for video-enhanced learning.
Classroom Lecture Capture
Pilot capability to digitize lectures for flexible delivery and access by learners.
Ontario Online Initiative
Develop and deliver leading edge online courses through MTCU’s “Ontario Online Initiative”.
Course Outline Management System
Create an automated, centralized repository for course outlines to provide reliable, attainable and error-free information, and to ensure that student pathways (credit transfers, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, etc.) are easily attainable.
Aboriginal STEM Education
Create and deliver transition experience to assist Aboriginal learners in championing college STEM programming.
Academic Programming Sustainability
Maintain and enhance a robust system to monitor, evaluate, and develop innovative, relevant programming content and delivery methods continuing to meet the needs of our students and communities.
Financial Accountability & Sustainability
Strengthen financial sustainability by establishing a financial reserve, clearer departmental metrics, benchmarking against other institutions, and quarterly financial statements for management and Board review.
Integrated Risk Management
Implement a recognized best practice approach that will integrate risk management into the College wide organizational processes.
Corporate Planning System
Implement a system to respond to the Strategic Plan’s call for “…business planning, strategy execution, and performance metrics systems that advance the strategic plan and optimize resource planning.”
QA for Services and Supports
Design and implement a quality assurance system for services and supports.
Analyze and revise our key business processes which impact our customer, the student, through a continuous improvement initiative complementing our core value of “students first”.
Policy Development and Management System
Review, refine and develop a policy development and management system for the college community, easily accessible to staff and the public, and published in accordance with AODA requirements.
Sustainability Plan with Implementation Strategy
Translate each of the initiatives contained in the Draft Sustainability Plan into a multi-year implementation plan along with a structure for monitoring and reporting our progress. Supporting Mobile
Teaching, Learning and Working
Leverage key technologies to reduce IT capital costs for computer labs and offices and improve mobile and BringYour-Own-Device (BYOD) access to learning resources currently offered only from within computer labs.
People / Strategic Human Resource Planning:
Leading Practice Recruitment & Selection Processes
Develop and implement leading practices for our employee recruitment and selection processes to attract and hire the best candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Process Improvement & Paper Reduction
Review identified HR processes in an effort to apply LEAN concepts to improve these processes and leverage our People Soft HR information system to reduce manual processes.
Enhanced Union/Management Relationships
Develop strategies to enhance the college’s Union/Management relationship with a foundation of mutual respect and problem-solving.
Real World Learning
Implementing Best Practices in Real World Learning
Benchmark the level of experiential, Real World Learning currently occurring in each full-time program, identify best practices in real world learning, target programs where it may make sense to create or increase experiential learning opportunities, and empower faculty to implement new experiential learning opportunities.
Advance this Behavioural Science oriented centre providing students with placements in treatment and applied research settings and further strengthening this program cluster’s professional and community leadership.
Increasing Real World Learning Opportunities
Expand real world learning environments for Cornwall Campus students in PSW, Health Science, and Fabricating & Welding by creating specific learning environments on campus which mirror those found in the world of work.
Applied Research Strategy Renewal
Develop a new Applied Research Strategic Plan to reflect emerging trends in funding and in the college environment together with SLC’s accumulated experience and progress to date.
SPARK Production House
Support the School of Business’ SPARK Production House to offer marketing communications services to enhance the teaching and learning environment. Beyond providing services to faculty, SPARK will work with internal and external clients on a fee for service basis. The SPARK services will be provided by student employees and placement students.
Web Based Competency Tracking for Health Science Students
Streamline the collection, recording, storage, sharing, and retrieval of data related to student progress in both lab and clinical placements.
Student Life Centre Concept Development
Perform preliminary concept feasibility and design in support of formal development of a vital new focal point for Kingston Campus student life. A multipurpose complex is envisioned to integrate academics, sport and recreation, student and community activities that enable students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community members to come together for out-of-classroom events and life-long learning.
Downtown Centre of Excellence Preliminary Feasibility Study
Conduct internal and external consultations to assess feasibility of a Kingston Downtown Centre of Excellence.
Bring the operational elements of international education (recruiting, Alpha Academy, partner schools in China, ESL, student support services) under a single strategy and business plan that harmonizes and advances efforts in support of the college strategic plan.
Identify and address priority promotion of health and wellness, inclusivity and illness prevention.
Develop a business plan that explores the expansion of Enactus across multiple campuses and program streams. The goal is to engage college students in projects that support community economic development.
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