ESL, retention project among WLU's new revenue-generating initiatives

December 11, 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University has approved 3 projects for the $200,000 President's Innovation Seed Fund, established to support initiatives meant to generate new revenue or reduce operating costs at the university. One project will introduce ESL programming to WLU, which currently refers students needing ESL training to other institutions. Another program will aim to increase retention rates by assisting first-year faculty of arts students who are struggling academically. The third initiative, called the Brantford Advanced Summer Acceleration Program, is designed to boost the number of college transfer students recruited by WLU's Brantford campus. WLU News Release