Western U mandate agreement emphasizes student success

October 2, 2012

Students are in the spotlight in Western University's strategic mandate proposal, which has been delivered to Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The 3 key priorities listed in the mandate are: strengthening the best student experience; providing a learning environment that fosters creativity through exploration, discovery, invention, and innovation; and transforming lives through knowledge transfer. A number of factors go into strengthening the best student experience, and chief among them is a plan to increase student mobility. Western U aims to have 10% of students gain international experience through study abroad, experiential learning, and exchange programs, as well as boost opportunities to participate in co-ops, internships, and community service learning programs. The institution plans to introduce a co-curricular record, and expand professional graduate program enrolment in response to demand and career opportunities. Western News | Strategic Mandate Proposal