Trent releases new academic plan for “radical recovery”

March 31, 2012

Last Friday, Trent University’s Board of Governors approved a new academic plan for 2012-15 entitled “Radical Recovery.” The action-oriented plan showcases 4 signature programs (Sustainability/Environment, Canadian/Indigenous Studies, Life/Health Sciences, and Critical Cultural Inquiry), and is built around 5 principles and 10 overarching goals. The plan’s goals are to maintain Trent’s tradition of a liberal arts and science university, while building on existing research capabilities. Strategies include continuing teaching excellence with small classes, developing research at the undergraduate and graduate level, creating new undergraduate programs in Health Sciences and the Environment, reducing unsustainable programs, and emphasizing interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity. Trent will also encourage student-centred interactive pedagogy, and introduce more online course delivery.  Trent News Release