Sheridan SMA highlights creativity, faculty development initiatives, and career-planning initiatives

September 11, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Sheridan College. The SMA cites as Sheridan’s key areas of differentiation its collaborative initiatives with municipalities and industries, its "Creative Campus" philosophy, and its world-renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. The SMA highlights Sheridan’s use of Professional Advisory Councils for all full-time programs, as well as the college’s career-planning tools, which help students make decisions about potential career paths. The college’s Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning program for contract faculty and its 2-year Teaching and Learning Academies for new full-time faculty are also mentioned as strengths. The agreement goes on to emphasize the value of Sheridan’s flexible learning options, its Liaison Librarians initiative, and its support for co-curricular records. Sheridan is noted to support access for underrepresented groups including first-generation students, Aboriginal students, students with disabilities, international students, internationally trained individuals, and mature students. 5 proposed program areas for growth are identified: business, computer science, creativity, engineering technology, and healthy communities. Sheridan SMA