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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 2018-2019 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.

Community Engagement:

Uncommon - The Campaign for St. Lawrence College:
A tri-campus comprehensive fundraising campaign to support Kingston's Hello Future Project, SimLabs in Brockville and Cornwall, student financial aid and an equipment fund.

Contemporary Educator:

Contemporary Educator Toolbox:
Create customized digital teaching tools and user guides to advance technology based teaching and learning.

Digital Fluency:

Online Student Support Services:
Transform support services to assist learners enrolled in hybrid and fully online learning with a standard of support comparable to that available for students in traditional, face-to-face academic delivery.

Foundational Literacies:

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. 

Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Fluency:
Increased success rates by solidifying students' foundational literacy and numeracy skills to better prepare students for success in other courses, their program as a whole, and their future work prospects.

Indigenous Learner Transition Program:
Create and deliver transition experience to assist Indigenous learners transitioning into post-secondary education.

Financial Strengths:

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.

Services Review:
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”.

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.  

SMARTPriorities Technology Innovations:
Enhance software implementation to accelerate service provisions.

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 fire the best candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Onboarding Process for New Employees:
Develop a comprehensive orientation process for employees.

Professional Development & Training Plan:
Succession planning will provide a road map for securing external talent and developing internal talent to meet future needs for staff at all levels of the organization.

Leadership Development Training:
Develop a leadership program to enhance leadership skills at our college.

HRMS & Finance ERP Solution:
The ERP assessment will ensure the best use of College resources.

Real World Learning

Placement Services:
Create an integrated student placement centre managing the nexus between student experiential learning opportunities and the external organizations that help provide these experiences.

Innovation Hub:
The Innovation Hub will be an anchor location to foster growth of the innovative capacity in our communities, including creativity, critical thinking, self reflection, collaboration and social impact.

SEARC Business Development:
Renew the Business Plan for the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre and enhance college/industry engagement and to create real world learning experiences for students. 

Space:

Student Life Centre:
Build a new student centre 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.
 
Active Learning Spaces:
Develop an Active Learning Classroom strategy that outlines stakeholder needs, regulatory requirements (ie AODA) and supporting evidence to support student-centered, technology-rich learning environments.  Establish classroom technology standards that will provide a comfortable, modern, flexible, easy-to-use, and reliable teaching-learning environment that accommodates a variety of instructional methods with an ability to reconfigure classrooms to meet changing needs. 

Accessibility Strategy Plan:
The College is committed to ensuring our facilities, learning environments, procedures, services and policies are AODA compliant and meet the needs of people with disabilities.

SLC Energy/GHG Reduction Strategy:
Devise an Energy Plan to meet the Ministry's greenhouse gas reduction target of 37% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 in support of the provincial Climate Change Action Plan.

Downtown Centre of Excellence Preliminary Feasibility Study:
Conduct internal and external consultations to assess feasibility of a Kingston Downtown Centre of Excellence.

Student Success:

College Wellness:
Identify and address priority promotion of health and wellness, inclusivity and illness prevention.
 
Academic Early Alert System:
To improve student success by identifying at-risk students within one or two weeks of starting the semester with an early referral to academic support services.
 
Student Engagement Platform:
Enhance the student experience and student success by implementing an integrated Student Engagement platform.  This platform would provide students with every co-curricular opportunity through one central location and will provide students with enhanced learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
 
Behavioural Intervention Team:
To improve the safety of our campuses, the specialty trained Behavioural Intervention Team utilizes an established protocol to monitor potential disruptive, problematic, or concerning behavior, conducts an investigation, performs a threat assessment, and determines the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification, and response. The team then deploys its resources, and the resources of the community, and coordinates follow-up.
 
Internationalization Change Management Plan:

Design and deploy a change management plan to ensure the success of students by :

  • Supporting faculty and staff to enhance cultural diversity for our students to gain global competencies and be equipped to work in a globalized workforce.
  • Internationalize and interculturalize curriculum and teaching at the program and course level.
  • Improve services to address the unique needs of a culturally diverse student population.

Strategic Planning:

Create a planning process with input from external research and sources and internal expertise to validate the College's vision statement, strategic priorities and establish multi-year objectives for 2019-2024 with appropriate measures of success and targets.

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