ERIC Number: ED398989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan-9
Reference Count: N/A
Centres of Specialization & Program Suspensions/Modifications. Final Recommendations [and] Proposed Centres of Specialization & Other Academic Initiatives.
Sir Sandford Fleming Coll., Peterborough (Ontario).
In November 1995, Sir Sandford Fleming College, in Ontario, Canada, developed a proposal to establish centers of specialization, or clusters of related curricula or programs that are unique in a region, and to suspend or curtail existing programs due to funding shortages. Feedback was requested from the college community, with college-wide staff meetings at five locations, academic forums, and department and school meetings being held. Based on responses, the following recommendations were developed: (1) that the proposed rationale for and definition of centers of specialization be approved; (2) that the new areas of specialization be known as "centres," with no capital "c"; and (3) that six of the centers (i.e., natural resources, community development and health, law and justice, management and business studies, applied computer and information technology, and interdisciplinary studies) be approved, but that a feasibility study be conducted on the formation of an arts and heritage center. In addition, clarifications were developed for five of the six approved centers, while the center for law and justice was approved unchanged. With respect to the proposed suspension of programs, suspensions were approved for 12 programs with clarifications, including the suspension in some cases of only the program's third years or specific options and the stipulation that all suspended programs be phased out to allow enrolled students to complete their program. In addition, 17 of the proposed suspensions were approved with no changes. The original November 1995 proposal is attached. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sir Sandford Fleming Coll., Peterborough (Ontario).