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

Wilfrid Laurier University
L. Eisler
V. Clement
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Project 2015-28 sought to build upon the success of ONCAT Project 2014-06 by continuing to enhance existing and create new academic pathways within the comprehensive partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University (“Laurier”) and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (“Conestoga”) through their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This project also sought to continue to enhance the transferable model that was developed as part of Project 2014-06. As such, 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. In order 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. It was originally proposed that six potential areas for partnerships be explored to build upon the strengths of both institutions. During the scope of this project, some ideas were explored, while others were added or developed in an altered form...