Loyalist SMA highlights support for economic development and technology-enabled learning

September 2, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Loyalist College. The SMA identifies as Loyalist’s areas of institutional strength its support for community economic development through the Quinte Business Development Centre, the infiniteSpaces Virtual World Design Centre, and the Loyalist Training & Knowledge Centre, as well as the college’s support for commercialization and applied research. The SMA also cites the variety of education delivery methods available at Loyalist, including experiential learning and technology-enabled learning options, as well as the school’s innovative Simulation Lab in Health Sciences. The SMA notes Loyalist’s support for improving education access for Aboriginal students, students with disabilities, and lower-income students. The college’s close partnership with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte is also identified as a strength. 5 proposed program areas are identified as proposed areas for growth: business—international trade/logistics; health sciences—practical nursing/personal support worker; applied sciences—biotech; welding and fabrication, and manufacturing technician; and media—fine arts. Loyalist SMA