Enhancing our Student Learning Experience
Student Engagement and Skill Development
As our Academic Plan highlights, a transformative student learning experience is central to Queen’s identity and its vision. Our students and faculty are highly engaged and Queen’s offers a wealth of resources to foster student success.
In this framework, the student learning experience is separated into two related, yet distinct, sub-categories of student engagement and skill development. Our Academic Plan identifies the centrality of Fundamental Academic Skills, and the University’s Proposed Mandate Statement, submitted to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, commits to developing new opportunities for expanded credentials and increased opportunities for experiential and entrepreneurial learning. It is the combination of twenty-first century learning skills and experiential and entrepreneurial opportunities that our students need to be successful. If we help our students develop the general and specific skills that meet their needs, this will also help address society’s needs by preparing them appropriately for careers or additional credentials they will pursue after leaving Queen’s.
- Increase the number of new opportunities for expanded credentials and experiential and entrepreneurial learning.
- Further integrate technology into the delivery of course content where it enables improved learning.
- Strengthen the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Processes.
- Foster improved relationships and cooperation with the Kingston community.
- Increase investment in faculty complement and renewal, to sustain the quality of existing programs and to develop new curricular initiatives.
- Develop strategic programs for teaching and learning based on student engagement and generic learning outcomes.
- Improve intra-university collaboration through new programs and curriculum innovation.
- Develop new programs and innovative ways to help students develop fundamental academic skills.
- Develop new programs that support an accessible learning environment and health and wellness.
- Undergraduate and graduate student engagement as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey.
- Number of new expanded alternative credential opportunities developed or in development.
- Number of new professional masters programs.
- Number of new experiential education opportunities developed or in development.
- Identification and assessment of learning outcomes.
- Graduate outcomes: two year employment rate and median income.