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Priorities for 2011-2012

These priorities reflect implementation plans for Douglas College's 2010 - 2015 Strategic Plan, Pathways to Success.

Read the President's blog for more context on strategic priorities for 2011/2012.

Largest College

175 additional domestic FTE:

  • Some one-time only demand sections
  • 60 FTE in new programs in: Teaching English as a Second Language (post-degree); Math/Science Teaching for Middle and Secondary School Teachers (post-degree); Psycho-Social Rehabilitation (post-degree)
  • 40 - 80 additional international FTE
  • Establish Program Development and Implementation Funding Envelope

Learner Pathways

  • Become a receiving institution in the BC transfer system
  • Implement SFU co-admissions in Arts, Humanities and Science
  • Ensure transfer without loss of credit to SFU Science
  • Improve transfer to UBC Commerce
  • Develop first Foundation Year curriculum for a degree program
  • Expand online and hybrid learning: Collaborative online degree in Criminology with TRU
  • Enhance online academic advising and improve website infrastructure (content management system, course calendar)

Superior Teaching Quality

  • Revise Nursing curriculum
  • Replace collaborative Psychology degree with UFV
  • Pilot video conferencing of courses between campuses
  • Develop plan for research support and structures
  • Continue implementing program reviews


  • Expand recruitment of students from non-traditional sources
  • Expand international partnerships
  • Expand international opportunities for domestic students and faculty

Experiential Learning

  • Inventory current activities
  • Expand connections with local businesses and agencies

Employee Engagement

  • Offer intercultural and interpersonal PD workshops

Student Engagement

  • Renovate New Westminster concourse
  • Explore development of co-curricular transcript
  • Financial Accountability
  • Develop multiyear budget framework
  • Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability
  • Establish threat assessment teams
  • Collect base-line carbon footprint data
  • College Operations
  • Re-brand the College
  • Begin registration earlier
  • Reorganize timetable matrix
  • Investigate software/systems for scheduling and room booking
  • Change from Novell to Microsoft

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