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Title: Carleton Academic Plan (CAP) Second Annual Progress Report 2012

Carleton Academic Plan (CAP) Second Annual
Progress Report 2012
  • Presented to Senate
  • May 25, 2012

Dr. Peter Ricketts Provost and Vice-President
CAP Executive Summary
  • Academic Development
  • Enrolment targets met or exceeded at both
    undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Key Indicators UG 8.8 since 2009 gt 2013
    target by 3.8
  • Entry Average Increase to 81 from
    80.9 in 2009
  • GRAD Masters gt3 PhD lt11
  • 60 increase in teaching workshops teaching
    development extended to Contract Instructors and
    Graduate TAs.
  • Key Indicators (2009 data) Students satisfied
    with quality of teaching
  • UG 93 GRAD 89 Masters,
    87 PhD
  • Implementation of new Quality Assurance Process
    including the joint Carleton-Ottawa institutes
    and new affiliation with Dominican University
    College OQA workshops and resource materials.
  • Degree-Level Expectations and Learning Outcomes
    projects initiated.

CAP Executive Summary
  • Academic Development cont.
  • Carleton Innovation Forum program has fostered
    new research centres, degree programs, courses,
    and other initiatives second round of CIFs
  • Four strategic faculty positions were funded
    under the Office of the Provost, and searches are
    currently in progress.
  • Expansion of CUOL continues new classroom
    technology Moodle picked as new LMS.
  • Key Indictor 17.2 increase in CUOL course
    credit registrations (6,304)
  • New programs in Health, Sustainability,
    Entrepreneurship new certificate diploma
    programs in development (stackable credentials)
    new interdisciplinary and collaborative graduate

CAP Executive Summary
  • Research Development
  • I-CUREUS funding support for 40 Carleton
    undergraduate students to work with established
    Carleton researchers.
  • Two Carleton students presented at the National
    Conference on Undergraduate Research in the USA.
  • New Institute in Health Science, Technology, and
    Policy established linked to new masters
  • Success in Banting Fellowships to recruit PDFs
    that will evolve into faculty positions in
    creased support and mentoring for PDFs.
  • Implementation of Open Access initiative CURVE
    Carletons open access repository is now fully
    functional digital repository.
  • Faculty Research Mentoring initiative
  • New space for graduate students and research

CAP Executive Summary
  • Student Engagement and Development
  • New student success and retention initiatives
    BounceBack, FITAction, Graduate Students
    Orientation Day, enhanced training and mentoring
    for Teaching Assistants.
  • Key Indicators 2 year retention rate increase to
    81.2 (2008 cohort)
  • 7 year graduation rate slight increase
    to 70.6
  • CCI initiative providing increased learning
    opportunities for students in Undergraduate
    Research, Experiential Learning (Coop, Community
    Service Learning), International Experiences, and
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship new CCI website
    launched (Enhance Your Degree) major development
    will be announced soon.
  • Expansion of MacOdrum Library to double the study
    space available and provide dedicated areas for
    graduate students, as well as an expanded
    Learning Commons and the Carleton Discovery

CAP Executive Summary
  • Student Engagement and Development cont.
  • Carletons first HD COUL classroom was brought
    online in September 2011 all classrooms over 70
    capacity now have lecture capture capabilities..
  • New Aboriginal Centre will be completed for Fall
    2012 and the FASS will welcome the New Sun
    Visiting Aboriginal Scholar.
  • READ Institute launched to promote
    interdisciplinary research and teaching in
  • Carleton 5 in country for student use of social
    media to access university information and
  • Two year employment rates improving.
  • Key Indictor 95.4 compared to 94.9 in 2008 ON
    ave is 93.8
  • Improving NSSE scores (2011) on key benchmark
  • Key Indictors LAC, SCE, ACL, EEE, SFI

CAP Executive Summary
  • International and Global Outreach
  • Expansion of international exchange agreements
    with institutions in Brazil, China, Columbia,
    Germany, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, South Africa,
    Spain, Turkey, and the United States.
  • International undergraduate enrolment has
    surpassed institutional targets, increasing by
  • Key Indicators 12 since 2009 to 1,776
    full-time UG students.
  • Int. students make up 9.5 UG total and
    14 GRAD total
  • Expansion of international recruitment agents
    discussions with CultureWorks to recruit and
    provide non-credit ESL education for academically
    admissible students.
  • Decision not to pursue partnership with Navitas
    expansion of SLALS Foundation Program under
  • National Capital Confucius Institute and
    Canada-India Centre in Science, Technology,
    Trade, and Policy launched.

CAP Executive Summary
  • Regional and National Outreach
  • Affiliation with Dominican University College
    approved by MTCU.
  • New collaborations with regional post-secondary
    partners, including pathway programs, joint
    programs, credit transfers, articulation
    agreements, and summer courses for students to
    transition into Carleton programs.
  • Key Indicator 10 new College pathways (33
    compared to 23 in 2010)
  • Exploring educational economic development
    opportunities with regional municipalities, local
    organizations, and communities (Almonte, Orleans,
    Kitigan Zibi).
  • Carleton received large SSHRC and OYE/FedDev
    grants to support Community Engagement and
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • New industry partnerships established to fund
    research, students, facilities, and innovation.