Sheridan Journey: A Vision for Sheridan


Over our 50 year history, Sheridan has continued to evolve and grow to meet the changing needs of Ontario's post-secondary students. Continuing with this evolution, we have a Vision for Sheridan that will build on our current diploma and degree programs with the goal of evolving into a unique undergraduate university.

Sheridan Journey

NEW SRCA Growth Grants are Here!

Posted on December 9, 2015.

Sheridan has launched a new fund to support Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA). This fund has a total value of $100,000 and is known as the SRCA Growth Grants. Created as a pilot, the fund will provide 10 grants of up to $5,000 and five grants up to $10,000, awarded on a competitive basis, for full time professors and librarians who wish to advance their scholarly, research or creative passions. Funds may be used to hire students to assist in research, for specialized assistance such as data analysis, to purchase equipment or software licences, to fund an exhibit, or in any other way that best supports the nature of the project.

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Jeff's Corner - Sheridan University Q & A

Posted on December 9, 2015.

Last month, a new Q&A document related to the Sheridan journey was shared with the members of the Sheridan Senate and with our broader community through the Insider. Given the importance of this information, I also wanted to share it here so that it’s archived alongside the other Journey documents, making it easy to locate in the future.

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SHERIDAN CREATES - Sheridan Conference Celebrates Knowledge Creation and Scholarly Output

Posted on December 9, 2015.

On October 28, Sheridan hosted its inaugural Sheridan Creates │ The Conference of Scholars and Creators, a very successful day-long collaborative learning showcase, in which over 50 faculty and staff members presented over 35 talks about their research and creative activities.

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The Expansion of HMC - An Update

Posted on December 9, 2015.

As the holidays approach, construction of the new building at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) is reaching several important milestones. Soon to be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in all of Canada, the new building is entering an exciting phase of construction and planning around room layout, design, and furnishings, as it prepares to welcome 3,200 students in Fall 2016.

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Jeff’s Corner - Bringing the Trades to Brampton

Posted on March 9, 2015.

We will soon begin construction on a new building at our Davis Campus in Brampton. When open in late 2016/early 2017, this 130,000 square foot facility will be home to our skilled trades and apprenticeship programs which are currently delivered in Oakville.

The new building will create opportunities for collaboration, movement between credentials, and sharing of equipment and resources that benefit students in the trades and those enrolled in engineering related diplomas at Davis. These outcomes directly support our vision for Sheridan University and our commitment to engage students in interdisciplinary and experiential learning activities.

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Jeff’s Corner - Sheridan's Program Mix: A Unique Proposition

Posted on March 9, 2015.

At Sheridan we are committed to opening doors for diploma-level students who never believed that degree-level study was within their grasp!

At the direction of the Committee of Presidents of the Ontario college system, all colleges offering degrees have identified academic pathways for diploma/advanced diploma-level graduates to our degrees. Sheridan has identified all of our diplomas and advanced diplomas for which degree-level pathways into Year 2 or higher of our degrees exist.

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The Expansion of HMC

Posted on March 9, 2015.

It has begun! 

After much anticipation, construction has begun on the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) Phase 2.  This new addition to our Mississauga Campus will create space for an additional 3,000 students.

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Academic Freedom

Posted on March 9, 2015.

An article that focused on academic freedom, written by Dr. Mary Preece, was published in the Journey eNewsletter and on the Journey website one year ago (Feb. 28, 2014). As our discussions on matters such as academic freedom continue in our journey to become an undergraduate teaching university, it is timely to re-publish that article. Read, "Academic Freedom - Pivotal for Sheridan's Journey: What it is and where we are".

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Spotlight on Creativity

Posted on March 9, 2015.

January 2015 saw the launch of Sheridan Reads, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' signature contribution to Sheridan's Creative Campus initiative. Bringing students, staff and faculty together with community groups, public libraries and service organizations in Mississauga, Oakville and Brampton to discuss and celebrate the work of writers from home and abroad, Sheridan Reads is an extended reading event that takes the private act of reading and makes it a communal practice. This semester, Sheridan Reads is creating a common community-wide reading experience based on Lawrence Hill's best-selling and award-winning novel, The Book of Negroes, which has recently been adapted into a six-part mini-series broadcast on the CBC network.

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Creativity at Sheridan: Highlights from the Creative Campus Advisory Council

Posted on Dec 11, 2014.

With each installment of this Sheridan Journey eNews, we hope to include a Spotlight on Creativity showcasing a sample of Creative Campus initiatives from different Faculties and departments across Sheridan. This month’s edition includes examples of recent creative activities launched by FAST, FAHCS and FAAD; in each instance there is much reason to take notice, enjoy and celebrate our capacity to get creative.

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Sheridan’s Research Day – Soar like an Eagle

Posted on Dec 11, 2014.

On Monday, October 20th, 2014, approximately 115 faculty and academic leaders participated in Sheridan’s Research Day – Soar like an Eagle with the purpose of beginning to conceptualize, at an institutional level, what the future of undergraduate research and creative activities (URCA) might look like for our students and faculty. With Opening Remarks from Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, followed by a PPt presentation and Q & A session by Dr. Mary Preece, Provost and Vice President, Academic (and sponsor of the event) and the workshop facilitation being conducted by Dr. Gerard Puccio, Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY – Buffalo State and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Sheridan, the day featured a comprehensive agenda. Participants engaged in highly interactive workshops and were able to contribute their thoughts, comments and ideas.

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Jeff's Corner - Preparing for our AUCC ‘Dress Rehearsal’

Posted on Dec 11, 2014.

As you are aware, being accepted for membership by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) will be a pivotal step in our journey to become Sheridan University.

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Sheridan's Journey Timeline - October 2014

Posted on Oct 15, 2014.

As Sheridan continues to evolve as a postsecondary institution, and along our journey to become a unique undergraduate teaching university, we have achieved numerous significant milestones. A Journey Timeline has been compiled to help track our achievements and demonstrates the progress we have made as a postsecondary institution of choice.

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Jeff's Corner - October 2014

Posted on Oct 15, 2014.

As we prepare to break ground on the Hazel McCallion Campus expansion project later this month, I’d like share some of the details about what promises to be a remarkable addition to Sheridan.

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“Well, isn’t that Special!” (Carvey, 1986)

Posted on Oct 15, 2014.

People like special things. We have special recipes and special friends. We celebrate special occasions and read special sections in the newspaper or special editions of magazines. We love to find something on special at the store so we can wear something special to a special event. A special announcement is guaranteed to draw attention and a generation was raised on After School Specials. So it should be no surprise that the Library lexicon includes our very own term, special collections.

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Sheridan Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

Posted on Oct 15, 2014.

It’s here: A new and distinctive credential that will enhance the core skills and knowledge acquired through Sheridan’s degree programs by providing students with additional creative-thinking skills that will set them apart to future employers.

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Getting It: Creativity at Sheridan

Posted on June 24, 2014.

It is now well over a year since the Creative Campus Working Group has convened to envision creativity in curriculum, and just over a year since the very first Creative Problem Solving session was delivered at Sheridan by Dr. Gerard Puccio from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, SUNY. A number of additional initiatives related to creativity at Sheridan are also underway, and there are exciting developments planned for the 2014/15 academic year.

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Degree Coordinating Committee

Posted on June 24, 2014.

The development and delivery of degrees brings special challenges and opportunities to Sheridan. How do we deal with the perception of some that college degrees are lesser than university degrees? How do we market a program that is so cutting edge that high school students and their parents don’t understand the fabulous opportunity it represents? How do we support diploma students successfully following a pathway into a degree?

A key to the college addressing these questions and many others is our Degree Coordinating Committee. This article focuses on the work of the committee over the past academic year.

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Jeff's Corner - International Students

Posted on June 24, 2014.

It is widely recognized across the Sheridan community that international students play a much bigger role in our institution than ever before. The numbers speak for themselves. Back in 2009 Sheridan had approximately 500 international students. In the coming year, we expect to have almost 3,800 international students comprising close to 20% of our student body.

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Exploring News Ways of Thinking about Undergraduate Education

Posted on May 1, 2014.

Approximately 150 delegates converged in downtown Toronto on May 1 and 2 to participate in “Creating the Future Today”, an event that was co-hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/University of Toronto and Sheridan. The interactive, two-day conference sparked dialogue about how to structure postsecondary education (PSE) to best serve Canada’s students while tackling the challenges of our times and responding to a shifting educational landscape.

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Sheridan’s Senate – The Academic Year in Review…

Posted on May 1, 2014.

Our Senate was established in September 2012.  The CAAT (Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology) Policy Framework gives the authority to College Academic Councils to make academic policy and programming recommendations to the Board of Governors.  On September 20, 2012, it was moved and carried that the newly rejuvenated and restructured Academic Council be re-named as the “Sheridan Senate” to reflect Sheridan’s journey to become an undergraduate teaching university.

Today, the Senate is made up of 72 voting members including...

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Sheridan’s journey to become a university has already begun receiving strong support from elected officials

Posted on May 1, 2014.

Sheridan’s journey to become a university has already begun receiving strong support from some of the people who matter most - elected officials who represent the communities we serve. Last November, Brampton City Council unanimously endorsed Sheridan’s vision, placing it at the heart of the city’s postsecondary education strategy. This was followed in February with the unanimous support of Peel Regional Council, which encompasses Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

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Jeff's Corner - Creating the Future Today: A different kind of conference

Posted on March 31, 2014.

In talking to colleagues across the country, it has become clear that postsecondary education is at a crossroads, caught between the traditional university culture, and the need for innovation to drive our system, and our country, forward.

To help generate discussion and ideas around this dichotomy, Sheridan and OISE at the University of Toronto are co-hosting a first of its kind conference on May 1 and 2. Creating the Future Today: Navigating Change in Canadian Undergraduate Education, will bring together thought leaders, faculty, students and innovators from Canadian colleges, polytechnics and undergraduate teaching universities, as well as industry, community and government stakeholders.

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Sheridan's Davis Applied Engineering Centre - A Reality

Posted on March 26, 2014.

As we journey toward becoming a unique undergraduate university, some of our 'places and spaces' are also undergoing a transformation. Sheridan's Strategic Plan describes "imaginative and collaborative learning spaces that create the best opportunity to realize our mission of purposeful educational experience in a creative and innovative environment".

Sheridan is now applying this mission to the context of an applied engineering and skilled trades centre at the Davis campus. The Davis Applied Engineering Centre (DAEC) will be a place where tradespeople from all phases of their personal and professional journeys learn the skills and make connections that will enable them to build Canada's future.

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A State of Change: Library and Learning Services

Posted on March 26, 2014.

In a recent blog from Inside Higher Education, Dr. Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, states, "Library services, from what I can see, have had to change at a faster rate than other academic services." (Kim, 2014). He later asks, "Has any part of the modern university changed more in the past 20 years than the library?" (Kim, 2014).

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Jeff's Corner

Posted on February 28, 2014.

If one ever needed an affirmation that Sheridan is well positioned to pursue university status, the incredible accomplishments of our students, competing at both the national and global levels, should do the trick. In the last few months alone, Sheridan students from a diverse range of programs have proven that they are on par with some of the best in the world.

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Creativity and Creative Thinking: Moving Between and Beyond Institutions1

Posted on February 28, 2014.

In an effort to showcase the varying dimensions of creativity that define its institutional identity, and to recognize Studies in Creativity as an emerging cross-disciplinary area of research, practice and thought, Sheridan continues to embrace a Creative Campus philosophy that is based on the premise that creativity resides in people, programs, place and space, and in everyday institutional processes. The concept of the Creative Campus is grounded in our continued desire to weave creativity into all that is Sheridan, so that teaching, learning and doing at Sheridan reflect a "commitment to the advancement of creative capacity, creative engagement, collective wisdom, and people success."2

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Academic Freedom - Pivotal for Sheridan's Journey: What it is and Where we are

Posted on February 28, 2014.

As Sheridan progresses on our journey to become a world-renowned undergraduate teaching university, we are working toward satisfying 12 criteria stipulated by the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC) as essential for membership. Membership in AUCC is important for Sheridan and our future graduates; absent an accreditation process for universities in Canada, AUCC is the proxy by which most Canadian universities determine the credibility of undergraduate degrees and eligibility for graduate studies. In short, the degree of a graduate from an AUCC-member institution will be "accepted" by other AUCC members for admissions consideration for graduate studies.

The 8th criterion for membership is that of academic freedom.

Click below to read more about academic freedom, and where we currently are with respect to academic freedom, at Sheridan.

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Mayor Fennell Leads Peel Council to Unanimously Endorse Sheridan College's University Plan

Posted on February 28, 2014.

Today (February 27, 2014), Peel Regional Council unanimously endorsed a motion moved by Mayor Susan Fennell, and seconded by Mayor Hazel McCallion, to support Sheridan College's plans to become a university. The following is a statement by Mayor Fennell. Click on the link below to read Mayor Fennell's statement:

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Jeff's Corner

Posted on February 28, 2014.

If one ever needed an affirmation that Sheridan is well positioned to pursue university status, the incredible accomplishments of our students, competing at both the national and global levels, should do the trick. In the last few months alone, Sheridan students from a diverse range of programs have proven that they are on par with some of the best in the world.

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Jeff's Corner

Posted on January 31, 2014.

As we journey towards becoming a unique undergraduate university, we are marking some significant milestones along the way. In the past year alone, Sheridan has demonstrated that it has the depth and academic rigour to meet the most demanding postsecondary standards.

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Pathways and Transfers @ Sheridan

Posted on January 31, 2014.

In June 2012, the Pathways Vision Engagement Team submitted a white paper on Academic Pathways at Sheridan. Since that time, a smaller Pathways Working Group has been struck to identify the operational priorities among the white paper recommendations, and the Learning Partnerships and Academic Pathways Senate Standing Committee has been formed to guide the development of pathways by the College at the strategic level, as we make the transition to a university.

What, in fact, are pathways? As the name implies, a pathway offers a route from one place to another, and in the context of Sheridan's programs, this translates into a wide variety of options for students. Ideally, an effective pathway will offer students the opportunity to transfer credits earned elsewhere or have skills and knowledge gained through experience recognized so that learning does not have to be repeated – in other words, students will get credit for what they already know.

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The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

Posted on January 31, 2014.

A part of Sheridan's transition to an undergraduate teaching university involves being accepted as an institutional member in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). As Canada does not have a national system of university accreditation, becoming a member of AUCC (in conjunction with the appropriate provincial legislation or charter) serves as a proxy for accreditation. This means that once we achieve AUCC membership and our legislation is passed, we will be a university with all of the incumbent rights and privileges.

A journey such as this takes commitment and time, and while we are retaining many of the characteristics that are uniquely Sheridan (our Sheridan Differentiators), we must also work toward implementing the changes required to satisfy the AUCC criteria.

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Jeff's Corner

Posted on December 17, 2013.

Reflections on our Journey

December is here – and with it comes a time to look back at the year that's quickly drawing to a close.  I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone why Sheridan has embarked on its Journey to become Sheridan U and provide an update on some of the important milestones we reached in 2013.

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On Creativity at Sheridan

Posted on December 17, 2013.

Sheridan's focus on creativity, which can best be described as 'creativity with purpose' or 'practical creativity,' extends across all programs. It's about challenging students to re-imagine ideas, experiment, collaborate, take risks and build a resourceful, resilient and flexible mind. How realistic and authentic is this Creative Campus philosophy at Sheridan? How did this notion of creativity make its way into our mission, values and strategic goals? Over the last few months, Sheridan's Creative Campus Working Group has collected feedback from the Sheridan community to better understand what creativity means to individuals across the college and how creativity plays a role within different areas of study at Sheridan."...

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Sheridan and OISE to Co-host a New National Conference

Posted on December 17, 2013.

Sheridan as a thought leader…

We are pleased to announce that on May 1st & 2nd, 2014, Sheridan and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto are co-hosting a pioneering two-day conference that will focus on Differentiated Models of Canadian Postsecondary Education and Canadian Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

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Jeff's Corner

Posted on November 1, 2013.

Perhaps, like me, you've noticed that much of the public discourse around Canada's economic challenges in recent months has focused on the 'skills gap', or shortage of 'hard' skills, mainly in the trades. I'd like to take a closer look at what has been called the skills gap or 'skills mismatch'. This month's article discusses the ways in which creative thinking and problem solving skills will benefit Sheridan's graduates and can help solve the economy's perceived 'skills gap'...

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What's the Value of Partnership?

Posted on October 31, 2013.

Sheridan College ranks first in Ontario and sixth in Canada for applied research, according to a ranking published by Research Infosource Inc. The list outlines the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada by total research income. See http://www.researchinfosource.com/top50_col.php for the complete list.

In 2012-13, Sheridan students and faculty members were involved in over 85 applied research projects which supported more than 73 organizations.  And, there were an additional 106 applied research projects directly tied to the curriculum, many of them in the form of capstone projects for advanced diploma and degree programs. "As we progress on our journey from a highly respected college to a world-class undergraduate teaching university, applied research will become increasingly important," notes Dr. Mary Preece, Provost and Vice President, Academic at Sheridan.  "Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and external partners and to apply classroom knowledge to real world problems that are directly relevant to their chosen fields of study."

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Hot off the presses!

Posted on October 29, 2013.

Sheridan just received approval to offer 7 new degrees, plus the previously approved new Mobile Computing degree, for the September 2014 intake. This means that we will be recruiting and accepting students for a total of 8 new degree programs who will all begin their students next September.

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Farewell tangram. Hello Sheridan 'S'!

Posted on September 19, 2013.

As you heard at the Welcome Back Breakfast, it's time to bid a fond farewell to the tangram, and say hello to our very own Sheridan "S".

Our strategic rebranding exercise aligns with our vision to become Sheridan University. It is intended to create the framework needed to assist us in our journey to become a premier undergraduate teaching university. It will distinguish Sheridan in a crowded marketplace, and focus the attention on the hallmark features of a Sheridan education.

Our official rebranding will launch later this fall (what you saw at the Welcome Back Breakfast was just a 'sneak peek'). Until then, this month's article is intended to share why we're doing this and the outcomes we want to achieve with the rebranding.

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Sheridan's 2020 Program Mix

Posted on September 19, 2013.

Program Mix' refers to considerations of academic program focus, credentials offered, and distribution of academic programs by credential.

For the last year, the Deans and Dr. Mary Preece, Provost and Vice President Academic, have been developing the Sheridan 2020 Program Mix along with plans for enrolment and campus distribution of programs. Clicking on the "Read more" link below will take you to the PDF of the 2020 Program Mix Plan, Credential Plan, 2020 Enrolment Plan and 2020 Campus Distribution Plan.

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A Different Kind of Ontario University

Posted on September 19, 2013.

A key component of Sheridan's rebranding exercise is to focus attention on the hallmark features of a Sheridan education. The Vision Transition Steering Committee endorsed seven Sheridan 'Differentiators', and those Differentiators articulate the values and features of a Sheridan education that we intend to retain and expand on as we journey toward Sheridan University.

In true Sheridan style, Marco Cibola, a contract professor in our Bachelor of Illustration program, and Joe Morse, Coordinator of our Bachelor of Illustration program, created a beautifully illustrated version of the Differentiators to share with the community.

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Mark your calendar for the Fall President's Town Halls!

Posted on September 18, 2013.

Nov. 4/13 – 11 a.m. - Noon @ STC, room A14
Nov. 4/13 – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ HMC, room A145
Nov. 5/13 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm @ TRC, room J102
Nov. 7/13 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. @ DV, room H131.

Jeff's Corner – June 2013

Posted on June 26, 2013.

It's happening! At these annual junctures it is helpful to check in on the progress of the Sheridan Journey to demonstrate how far we have come and identify what still needs to be done.

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The Library of the Future: Is it a Person, Place or Thing?

Posted on June 24, 2013.

The ideal academic library of the future consists of all of these elements: talented information specialists; spaces for study, collaboration and research; and relevant collections to enhance teaching and learning.

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The Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies

Posted on June 26, 2013.

As Sheridan continues our Journey toward becoming an undergraduate teaching university, with a focus on creativity and innovation in our curriculum, the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies (FCAPS) (formerly known as The School of Continuing Education and SheridanCorporate) has been actively working on the renewal of their organizational framework.

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Tackling our Fears on the Road to our Future

Posted on May 27, 2013.

Recently, two departments held planning retreats, during which time they generously responded to my request to articulate any fears they might have with respect to Sheridan's vision to become a university. The focus of my article this month is to tackle the first set of common sentiments that were raised and to hopefully address them.

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Program Mix 2020 and Quality Assurance at Sheridan

Posted on May 27, 2013.

As we continue our Sheridan Journey, it's an ideal time to share some of the dynamics of both the Journey we are undertaking and the accountability which governs our programs, our Faculties and Sheridan as a college and, ultimately, as an aspiring university.

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Creativity Talk: Sheridan Hosts Creative Problem Solving Workshops

Posted on May 27, 2013.

Sheridan College invited Dr. Gerard Puccio from Buffalo State's International Center for Studies in Creativity to facilitate a series of creative problem solving workshops for a mixed group of faculty and administrative members. The sessions offered tools, strategies and methods to enhance the creative thinking process and engage in creative problem solving activities.

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Students Critique President as Part of Final Exam

Posted on April 30, 2013.

Jeff recently returned to the classroom to give a lecture about the vision to transition to Sheridan University.

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Creativity at Sheridan

Posted on April 30, 2013.

As an institution, we are reflecting on, and integrating, creativity and innovation into our curriculum, processes and environment. This is one of the ways in which we are demonstrating our ability to be a unique undergraduate teaching university.

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Jeff's Corner – It Can Be Done!

Posted on March 28, 2013.

Read Jeff’s account of his visits to two institutions in British Columbia that began as colleges and have now successfully become members in AUCC (while proudly retaining their college roots).

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White Paper Recommendations

Posted on March 28, 2013.

The recommendations from each of the White Papers have been extracted and are posted here. As a follow-up to the productive work accomplished by each of the engagement teams, the Chairs have been tasked with critically analyzing and prioritizing their respective recommendations within the context of our Vision, i.e. they must directly impact our Vision.

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A Newly Re-Constituted Academic Council for Sheridan

Posted on March 28, 2012.

As part of our journey to become an accredited undergraduate university, Sheridan needs to ensure that there is a robust faculty voice at the table, participating in decisions about academic policy and program approval. The terms of reference for a newly re-constituted Academic Council have been developed, drawing on variety of university senate models. Inaugural membership has been determined through each Faculty and the Counselor/Library group, with proportional representation based on the respective numbers of full- time faculty.[...]

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Engagement Team Spotlight: Accreditation

Posted on March 25, 2012.

Even though the Terms of Reference for our work are broadly stated as researching “accreditation”—both institutionally, and by discipline—our eye is firmly on the eligibility requirements of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the implications of compliance for Sheridan. [...]

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Engagement Team Spotlight: Academic Pathways

Posted on March 25, 2012.

There is a palpable sense of excitement and some robust conversations taking place in the Academic Pathways Engagement Team. Membership on the team represents a cross-section of the college, with broad representation from the academic and the student services areas. Faculty and staff have met three times, have finalized the Terms of Reference for the engagement team, and have conducted a considerable amount of research. Some members of the Academic Pathways Engagement Team attended the “Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference” in Toronto on January 26th and 27th, and brought their learning back to the larger team. [...]

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President’s Message: What Will Change?

Posted on March 25, 2012.

One of the questions often put to me about Sheridan’s new vision to become a top-ranked undergraduate teaching university is a simple one: “What will change?”I can answer that question in two ways. First, by identifying the changes that are already occurring and second, by pointing to those changes that are still to come. [...]

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The Process of Engagement

Posted on February 17, 2012.

Sheridan’s journey was launched in the Fall of 2011 with a commitment to wide-scale participation by Sheridan faculty, staff and students in the co-creation of our desired future. A series of issues were identified, and an Engagement Team established for each issue to research, make recommendations and develop implementation plans. [...]

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What is the Sheridan Journey?

Posted on February 16, 2012.

In August 2011, President Jeff Zabudsky announced an exciting new Board of Governor’s approved Vision for Sheridan: To be the top ranked teaching-oriented undergraduate university in Canada dedicated to the student experience and committed to the preparation of job-ready graduates who will contribute to our cultural and socio-economic future and who will be eligible for graduate studies. [...]

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Vision Steering Committee

Posted on February 15, 2012.

To facilitate a cohesive and strategic progression toward our goal of becoming a unique undergraduate teaching university, the Vision Steering Committee works to advance the Vision-related priorities set by the Board, the President's Council, the budget/service review processes and the engagement teams. [...]

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President’s Message

Posted on February 15, 2012.

Some may consider the Sheridan Journey, our intention to transition from a college to an undergraduate teaching university, to be a bold and audacious vision, but it is my firm belief that it’s a viable and desirable solution to meeting the demand for increased university capacity in Ontario. Here’s why: [...]

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