Humber SMA highlights teaching and learning excellence, applied research partnerships

August 28, 2014

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between Ontario and Humber College highlights the institution’s broad range of polytechnic education offerings, as well as its particular strength in the development and delivery of degrees. Humber’s innovative relationship with the University of Guelph is also identified as a key area of differentiation. Humber’s areas of strength as specified in the SMA include its focus on applied research and entrepreneurship, delivered through its partnerships with PSE institutions including McGill University, Stanford University, and the Banff Centre as well as multiple parties in the private sector. The HumberLaunch incubator is also cited as contributing to Humber’s support for student and graduate entrepreneurs. Humber’s promotion of teaching and learning excellence through centres and initiatives such as The Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Teaching Innovation Fund, and its Teaching Excellence Standards are also emphasized, as well as its focus on hiring, developing, and supporting faculty with industry experience as well as academic credentials. 5 proposed program areas for growth are listed: transmedia arts and design, community services and social justice, health and wellness, business, and technology. Humber SMA