Determining Program Offerings

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      • Program Pathways - Over the next three years, Capilano will refine its program offering to focus on career-related and profession degree pathways.  In the first year of the strategic plan this will require a redistribution of resources in order to reduce offerings in some areas and plan for increases in others.
      • Experiential Learning - Capilano will embark upon a program renewal process that ensures experiential learning, especially capstone courses linking academic work to professional practice, is included in all our degree and degree-path programs.  
      • Common Experiences - To prepare well-educated and engaged citizens, Capilano University will develop an optional first-year experience and a required interdisciplinary general education core.
      •  Aboriginal, Community, and Industry Connections - Over the next three years, Capilano University will continue to work collaboratively with indigenous communities, forge new agreements with other post-secondary institutions, and and build ongoing relationships with our partners in the K-12 sector.

      DETERMINING PROGRAM OFFERINGS 

      Program Pathways  

       

      1. Review all credentials (in terms of strategic goal, direction, and plan) to identify areas of reduction, consolidation, and growth 
        Status 03/10: All credentials have been reviewed and recommendations are being prepared 
      2. Review all programs (in terms of strategic goal, direction, and plan) to identify areas of reduction, consolidation, and growth 
        Status 03/10: All programs have been reviewed and recommendations are being prepared 
      3. Review Faculties to determine alignment with academic and strategic plans 
        Status 03/10: The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Structures holds its first meeting to discuss process and goals 
      4. Review existing degree pathways to identify areas of growth
      5. Establish a cycle of program review, with all necessary policies and procedures 
        Status 02/15: Board policy in development 
        Status 03/03: Program Review and Approval Process brought to Senate 
      6. Conduct a regular cycle of program review, starting with existing degrees
      7. Promote the establishment of strategic post-baccalaureate programs 
        Status 02/15: Program designs in progress 

       

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      Experiential Learning
      1. Conduct an institutional review of experiential learning currently underway
      2. Promote faculty development opportunities for initiating, expanding, and studying experiential learning at the course and program levels
      3. Expand faculty innovation and curriculum development in areas of experiential learning
      4. Organize and support faculty scholarship in experiential learning
      5. Establish a central innovation hub for community-based and experiential learning
      Common Experiences         
      1. Establish an ad-hoc committee dedicated to the creation of the Cap Year, including an ongoing mechanism for review and assessment, proposal and creation
        Status 02/15: Development committee established, initial report due 03/15
      2. Pilot the Cap Year with ongoing assessments
      3. Expand the Cap Year according to strategic camps needs and capacities
      4. Establish an ad-hoc committee dedicated to the creation of General Education, including an ongoing mechanism for review and assessment, proposal and creation
        Status 02/15: Committee established
        Status 03/15: Report received with Gantt Chart for moving forward
      5. Pilot General Education with ongoing assessments
      6. Expand General Education into all degree areas
      7. Establish an ongoing review and revision process for General Education
      8. Establish an ad-hoc committee dedicated to learning portfolios and their implementation across the curriculum
      9. Pilot learning portfolios on a program by program basis
      10. Build leaning portfolios into all degree programs
      11. Review existing capstone courses and projects
      12. Establish capstone courses and projects in all degree programs
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      Aboriginal, Community, and Industry Connections  
      1. Review all aboriginal programming, curricular and co-curricular
        Status 02/15: Aboriginal Student Success Plan to to be completed before 03/15
        Status 03/10: Aboriginal Student Success Plan Complete and it was presented to the Board at the March 2015 meeting and had one forum March 31 with another planned later in the year
      2. Establish a growth plan for aboriginal initiatives
        Status 03/10 Aboriginal Student Success Plan complete awaiting feedback from the community
      3. Expand outreach and recruitment of aboriginal learners
        Status 03/10 Aboriginal Student Success Plan complete awaiting feedback from the community
      4. Expand aboriginal campus and community connections and programming
        Status 03/10 Aboriginal Student Success Plan complete and awaiting feedback from the community
      5. Expand resourcing for personnel supporting community connections
      6. Review and expand business and industry connections with university partners
      7. Expand resourcing for personnel supporting community connections
      8. Review and expand business and industry connections with university partners
      9. Expand resourcing for personnel supporting business and industry connections
      10. Review and expand K-12 and BC PSE connections
      11. Expand resourcing for personnel supporting K-12 and BC PSE connections

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