New document identifies efforts to improve undergraduate education at Dal

February 14, 2013

In November, more than 300 Dalhousie University students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered to share their ideas for the future of undergraduate education. The recently-released DALVision 2020 Senate Forum report identifies 4 themes that emerged through the ideas, opinions, and considerations generated during the forum -- areas where participants felt Dal could focus its efforts on improving undergraduate education. These include enhanced interaction between students and faculty, and also among students; increased flexibility in program design and delivery, including opportunities for interdisciplinary study; more opportunities for experiential learning; and enhanced engagement of faculty and students in the learning and teaching process. One of the significant results of the forum and consultations to date is the recognition that while Dal has its strategic priorities, the institution has never articulated an academic strategic plan. Dal's director of academic planning is chairing a task force to consider the principles and priorities that would form the basis for such a plan. Dal News