Strategic Plan Update - Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds through innovative and quality teaching

We are committed to ensuring students have an outstanding educational experience taught by excellent professors in environments that best contribute to their success.

 

Progress Highlights

Optimized enrolment and mobility: International undergraduate and graduate enrolments exceeded initial goals of 10 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, and new initiatives such as enhanced English language courses, workshops and tutors have been introduced. The University also provided leadership in the creation of a provincial transfer credit database designed to facilitate student mobility between Manitoban post-secondary institutions. Review the Current Enrolment Charts.

International Undergraduate Enrolment (as at November 1)

International Undergraduate Enrolment

Year Number of International Undergraduate Students Change from Previous Year Percentage of Overall Undergraduate Students
2012 2,398 21.0% 9.6%
2013 2,888 20.4% 11.4%
2014 3,399 17.7% 13.4%
2015 3,739 10.0% 14.7%
2016 3,918 4.8% 15.3%

Source: Office of Institutional Analysis

 

International Graduate Enrolment (as at November 1)

International Graduate Enrolment

Year Number of International Graduate Students Change from Previous Year Percentage of Overall Graduate Students
2012 810 17.1% 22.6%
2013 917 13.2% 24.5%
2014 1,007 9.8% 27.1%
2015 1,068 6.1% 28.1%
2016 1,119 4.8% 30.2%

Source: Office of Institutional Analysis

Advancements in flexible learning: 18 of the 33 recommendations outlined by the Blended and Online Learning Task Force have been fully implemented. Most notably, online course delivery and development was transferred from Extended Education to the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, which has streamlined operations and procedures.

Classroom and laboratory upgrades: Over 23 per cent of learning spaces have been renovated or upgraded, including: audio/visual upgrades to 164 instructional learning and meeting spaces; and a 40 per cent increase in wireless access points.

Innovative teaching: The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund was established and supported 29 new projects by teaching faculty on innovative pedagogical and research approaches and teaching and learning scholarship. 66 faculty members have entered the Teaching and Learning Certificate program (TLC), a two-year competency-based program for faculty members in the early part of their teaching careers. 20 have graduated and 37 remain active in the program. The Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (CHET) program for graduate students was revised and graduated 87 students.

Incorporating Indigenous content: The Indigenous Scholars Fund was established and helped appoint Indigenous scholars to six faculties to ensure that more graduates have an understanding of the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples. An Indigenous Initiatives Fund was established and supported 22 different initiatives across the University.  

 

Moving Forward

Quality Academic programming: Enhance program quality and sustainability through piloting joint undergraduate and graduate academic program reviews.

Experiential learning: Form a University-wide task force to increase opportunities for experiential learning.

Indigenous content in academic programs: Through our new Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, continue to advance initiatives that will ensure every student graduates with Indigenous knowledge.

Leadership development: Engage Human Resources and the Provost’s Office to provide more support for leadership development among academic administrators.

Enrolment and time to completion: Develop the next Strategic Enrolment Plan (SEM), focusing on reducing program completion time for students and initiatives at the academic unit level to support the attainment of our SEM goals.