University Of Waterloo Strategic Mandate Agreementadmin
Laurier`s goal is to build a vast 21st century university by attracting and educating a greater proportion of non-traditional students. Laurier celebrates how diversity strengthens the university as a whole and recognizes the role that diversity plays, while preparing its students to become dedicated and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world and successful participants in a developing labour market. Partnerships form the basis on which many of Laurier`s international initiatives can take place. Laurier shares exchange agreements with more than 70 partner institutions in more than 25 countries for student mobility. One of Laurier`s recent partnerships is the agreement with the University of Sussex, which allows students to enter into a BA at Laurier and an LLB in Sussex. The agreement may be amended if the content of the policy or program changes that would significantly affect the joint commitments made by the ADM (for example. B, capacity growth, highly skilled labour, etc.). Such an amendment would be agreed, dated and signed by the two signatories in writing. The university and the seminary are committed to promoting a common university mission and collaborate operationally and academically to ensure student results. The two institutions benefit from cooperation in the areas of governance, academic programming, operations and external relations.
The relationship is governed by an enterprise agreement approved by the boards of directors of both institutions. Laurier`s focus on the student experience has also guided her development as a multi-campus university with several communities. The multi-site growth has allowed Laurier to maintain highly interactive and personalized campus environments, distinguishing between student experience and academic offering by location. Laurier has successfully planted its culture in Brantford and Kitchener and is preparing the Foundation for a Laurier site in Milton. Laurier`s leadership in social entrepreneurship and social innovation programming is recognized outside. In 2016, Ashoka U`s Laurier is the second Canadian university to be named to the Changemaker Campus. The Status Change Campus connects Laurier to a global network of 40 universities that are leaders in social innovation and change. Lauriier`s work in the areas of social innovation and social entrepreneurship is also funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation`s RECODE project, which has recognized Laurier as a leading institution for social innovation in Canada. The mandate of the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Laurier has recently been expanded to support the entire continuum of activities ranging from entrepreneurship to social innovation (see section 5.0 for details). One of the priority objectives is to expand access to post-secondary education in Milton through the ongoing selection process of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Laurier`s response to this initiative, with Conestoga College as a partner, reflects MaESD`s commitment to support the development and operation of a university site in Milton to serve 1,000 students in programming, focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
Laurier has been working with the City of Milton since 2008 to achieve this goal.1 For more information on SWEC, see uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/status-women-equity-committee In the past decade, Laurier has been one of the fastest growing universities in the province, which has grown 40% over the ten years from 2005-06 to 2015-16. This growth is due to the dramatic growth of students and the steady increase in enrolment of higher education graduates. Laurier Long-Term Vision is a university with three sites in Waterloo, Brantford and Milton, each with a sustainable student population enrolled in a differentiated set of university programs.