Fanshawe SMA highlights college’s flexible learning opportunities and community partnerships

August 22, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it has signed with Fanshawe College. The SMA emphasizes Fanshawe’s flexible learning arrangements and focus on experiential learning, as well as its important role in providing skill upgrade opportunities for mature learners in southwestern Ontario. Among Fanshawe’s institutional strengths are its partnerships with the City of London and the London Economic Development Corporation, its training of foreign nationals, and the entrepreneurial resources provided by the college to students. Fanshawe is also recognized for the variety of learning opportunities it makes available to students, including experiential learning, technology-enabled learning, and flexible learning models. The SMA cites Fanshawe’s leadership in its work with the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) and ONTransfer. 5 programs are identified as proposed areas of growth: public safety; business, management, leadership, and entrepreneurship; information security; aerospace; and renewable energies, environment, and sustainable technologies. Fanshawe SMA