Students are drawn to our dynamic and unique programs, passionate faculty, welcoming staff, and close-knit learning environment; graduates are independent learners, thinkers, and doers actively contributing to their communities.
We are a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.
Arising from the Mission statement, the Institutional Goals are broadly defined as the general areas of success that are desired for all students. From the Mission, the Institutional Goals are:
In support of the specific knowledge, understanding, and skills developed in individual programs, the institution has identified seven broad learning outcomes for all students. These institutional student learning outcomes are:
Student achievement of these outcomes will be defined within the context of each program. While different programs of study will have a different emphasis on each of these outcomes and differing levels of expected competence, all programs are expected to address every outcome. These general student outcomes, along with the program specific outcomes, are the basis for measuring the success of the institution.
In order to effectively measure our success, the range of programs and services are organized into logical groupings, or themes. For Capilano University, the groupings are:
As we measure our outcomes we will gather information under these broad categories.
Strategic directions give the broad strokes outline of how we will reach our vision and determine those directions we wish to pursue and indicate those directions we do not wish to take. The following strategic directions form the basis for institutional priorities and actions.
1. At each campus, maintain a climate where students feel valued as individuals and supported in their learning.
2. Offer exemplary programs that provide opportunities for a broad range of students.
3. Be a leader in university teaching and learning.
4. Prepare students and employees to work in a diverse, multicultural and multinational environment.
5. Eliminate barriers, create pathways, and foster access to learning.
6. Build capacity to achieve our mission.
7. Be responsible.
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