SMA between Algonquin, Ontario released

August 12, 2014

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed last week between Ontario and Algonquin College emphasizes the institution’s work with industry partners and its leadership in broadening learner access to PSE, as well as its innovative use of technology to enhance learning experiences. The SMA notes Algonquin’s strong graduate employment rate, as well as its commitment to work-integrated learning. Moreover, the report comments on the variety of program delivery methods available at Algonquin, including co-op programs, short-term contract placements, internships, and inter-professional education settings. The report identifies 10 program areas of strength, including health and wellness; digital technologies and design; hospitality and tourism; and communications, creative media, and entertainment. As proposed areas of growth, the SMA points to health and wellness; digital technologies and design; management, administration, and leadership; and engineering, technology, and the trades. The SMA also comments on Algonquin’s support for student mobility, as well as its competency-based learning units. Algonquin SMA