Enhancement of Existing and Creation of New Diploma to Degree Pathways: Conestoga College & Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University
L. Eisler
V. Clement
E. Francombe
A. Kendall
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This project sought to enhance existing and create new academic pathways for students located at the Brantford campuses of Wilfrid Laurier University (“Laurier”) and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (“Conestoga”). The goal for this project was to create a transferable model that could be used with other institutions and in other communities. The two main components of this project were to: 1) identify fully the opportunities for joint academic and shared administrative services/infrastructure in Brantford; and 2) create tools and models that can expedite/facilitate new partnerships and joint programming across Ontario’s post-secondary education system. To identify opportunities for shared administrative services and infrastructure on the Brantford campuses, executive bodies from Laurier and Conestoga have been working to draft collaboration agreements to append to the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in 2013. These agreements will take a detailed look into the collaboration of academics, student services, operations and administration, as well as will set financial principles to guide the relationship.