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Carleton Presents Strategic Mandate Agreement to Provincial Government

Following a broad, internal consultation process, Carleton University has presented its Strategic Mandate Agreement proposal to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Carleton’s submission showcases the university’s distinctive mandate that is built upon a strong commitment to students, its strategic advantage being located in the National Capital Region, our tradition of community building, the university’s reputation for research excellence, its distinctive program mix and administrative strengths, and our capacity to respond to student demand.

The submission includes three objectives:

  1. Integrated Student-Centred Learning
  2. Leadership and Collaboration for Regional Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Development
  3. The Global Academy and International Summer Institute

Carleton’s submission was complemented by statements of support from affiliate Dominican College, a letter from Algonquin College along with letters of endorsement from groups within the university community including CUSA, the GSA and the Carleton Academic Student Government.

A Strategic Mandate Working Group, established in late 2011, prepared an initial draft report that was tabled at Senate this spring. The subsequent phase of the province’s SMA process required Carleton to complete its submission in early October.

At the request of the province, a peer review panel will be created by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to review all of the proposals and identify lead institutions. It is expected that HEQCO will make its final recommendations to government in February 2013.

Click here to read a copy of Carleton’s proposal.