Innovation in Academic Programs and Services

We will implement a strategic approach to enrolment by creating a mix of programs and learners that reflect deliberately chosen academic priorities, builds synergies with our signature areas of research, facilitates student movement between degree programs and mobility between institutions, addresses low enrolment programs, and supports college and school goals to rethink programs profoundly.


We will know we are successful if, by 2016, we have:

    • Defined learning outcomes for all undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • Established a baseline and increased by 20% the number of students engaging in experiential learning, including community-service learning, internships, undergraduate research, international student exchanges and co-op experiences within their academic programs.
      • Baseline Data: Expected early 2013
    • Achieved the goal of institutional graduate enrolment at 20% of total enrolment.
      • Baseline Data:16.4% graduate, 83.6% undergraduate (2010/11 academic reporting year)
      • Status: 14.9% graduate, 83.0% undergraduate (2011/12 academic reporting year)
    • Obtained improved student satisfaction ratings associated with student advising on national and international surveys.  
      • Baseline Data: 81% of students who have used academic advising were satisfied or very satisfied (CUSC Undergraduate Survey 2011)
    • Increased the number of external transfer students by 10%.
      • Baseline Data: Expected early 2013
    • Established a baseline and increased, by 10%, the number of students and faculty engaged in international research and development work and in study-abroad programs.
        • Baseline Data: Expected early 2013
  • Benchmarked the administrative efficiency of administrative/academic support units against comparators.
      • Baseline Data: Expected early 2013
  • Obtained improved student ratings on their learning environment through improvements in NSSE scores.
    • Baseline Data: Final Year Students Benchmarks - NSSE 2011 (For further information about the survey and U of S scores, please click here)
      • Level of Academic Challenge  - 54
      • Active and Collaborative Learning - 45
      • Student-Faculty Interaction - 33
      • Enriching Educational Experience - 31
      • Supportive Campus Environment - 55
  • Implemented the recommendations of a joint Council-Provost Task Force on student financial aid.  

CEDN Educates Nurses in Siberia

Advancing northern nursing education

Robotics Bring Four Countries Together in Nursing Education

Surveys help pinpoint red tape hot spots

College of Nursing receives international award for distributed learning innovation

U of S graduate students visit Norway, gaining firsthand insights into northern issues

Forum attracts global leaders in applying remote presence technology in rural and remote communities

Interprofessional team receives Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning

The U of S Library and COPPUL-SPAN

SEM: more than recruitment, retention – Processes, funding key to meeting enrolment goals

International Centre for Northern Governance & Development (ICNGD) Partners with College of Nursing to Promote Remote Presence Telementoring in Northern Saskatchewan

Digital Research Centre fosters student creativity and innovation

Online journal highlights undergraduate research

Survey revisits nursing in rural, remote Canada

Changing the way education is delivered

3D Imaging good fit for College of Dentistry

College Streamlining Student Transfers

Value-added partnerships in the College of Dentistry

Paving a platform for student success

Chuck White's Unexpected Calling

Martel Wows Book Club Crowd

Graduate Student information moving to Banner

Edwards students invest real money in their education

Curriculum Overhaul in Computer and Electrical Engineering

Innovation and collaboration leads to practical online learning environment

CLASSIC: Experiential learning that promotes a common good

Managing student enrolment

Finding efficiencies with print optimization

Engineering Student Centre Created

New WCVM curriculum earns high marks

USafe Keeps You Safe

SPH Achieves ASPHER Accreditation

College of Nursing Rolls Out New BSN Program

Online Master of Public Health Program Launched

Community-Service Learning in Kinesiology

DegreeWorks Implemented

Distributed Learning Strategy

Experiential Learning Promoted

Facilities Management Division completes Infrastructure Systems Overview

FMD Achievement Record Released

Incident Command Training Implemented

New International Learning Opportunities Promoted

iPortal Reaches 25,000 Live Records

Johnson-Shoyama Students Accepted for International Internships in Asia

Johnson-Shoyama Students Launch Policy Shop

KINSpin Run, Walk and Roll and Running of the First Years

Media Literacy Training Now Available

SENS Five Years On

Teaching and Learning Recognized

College of Graduate Studies and Research Implements New Program Approval Process

New Media Technology Available to Campus