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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 2017-2018 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:

St. Lawrence @ 50:
Capitalize upon the college’s 50th anniversary milestone to build brand recognition, affinity and set the foundation for revenue generating opportunities.

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 equipment fund.

Contemporary Educator:

Advancing Teaching & Learning Effectiveness:
Revise approaches to faculty development in order to advance teaching and learning effectiveness. 

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

Digital Fluency:

Ontario Online Initiative:
Develop and deliver leading edge online courses through MTCU’s “Ontario Online Initiative”.

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. 

Aboriginal STEM Education:
Create and deliver transition experience to assist Aboriginal learners in championing college STEM programming. 

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

Financial Strengths:

Academic Programming Sustainability:
Maintain and enhance a robust system to monitor, evaluate, and develop innovative, relevant programming content and delivery methods continuing to meet the needs of our students and communities.

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. Supporting Mobile

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

People / Strategic Human Resource Planning: 

Enhanced Performance Management Process:
Update employee evaluation processes to meet the college’s contemporary needs.

Employee Engagement Survey:
Implement a comprehensive employee engagement survey.

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.

Real World Learning

Implementing Best Practices in Real World Learning:
Benchmark the level of experiential, Real World Learning currently occurring in each full-time program, identify best practices in real world learning, target programs where it may make sense to create or increase experiential learning opportunities, and empower faculty to implement new experiential learning opportunities.

Centre for Behavioural Studies:
Advance this Behavioural Science oriented centre providing students with placements in treatment and applied research settings and further strengthening this program cluster’s professional and community leadership.

Applied Research Strategy Renewal:
Develop a new Applied Research Strategic Plan to reflect emerging trends in funding and in the college environment together with SLC’s accumulated experience and progress to date.

SEARC Business Development:
Renew the Business Plan for the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre and enhance college/industry engagement.

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.

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.

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