Strategic Priorities: Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds through innovative and quality teaching

The University of Manitoba is this province's research university; therefore, research informs our teaching and teaching informs our research. We provide a wide range of high-quality liberal arts, science and professional programs that are consistent with our mission and size and that equip our undergraduate and graduate students to be locally and globally engaged citizens.

We are committed to ensuring that our undergraduate and graduate students have an outstanding educational experience. They engage with their courses and programs in learning and related environments that best contribute to their success. They have access to experiential learning opportunities as well as proper recognition of their relevant learning outside of the University of Manitoba. Excellent professors who are properly recognized and rewarded for their skills and achievements teach them. And they understand the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada.



Supporting Actions

  1. Maintain and sufficiently support an appropriate range of liberal arts, science and professional programs for Manitoba's research university in the context of stable or diminishing resources.
  1. Establish Faculty program sustainability plans and develop a process for determining and ensuring program sustainability across the University.
  2. Incorporate sufficient support for students as part of program sustainability plans.
  1. Optimize enrolment with an appropriate mix of undergraduate, graduate, Indigenous, and international students for Manitoba's research university.
  1. Increase the number of Indigenous and graduate students as a percentage of the total student population.
  2. Monitor the number of international students as a percentage of the total student population.
  1. Provide students with flexible learning opportunities using a variety of delivery modes that make the best use of available classroom and online learning technologies and resources.
  1. Increase wireless technological capability, the number of active learning spaces (including smart classrooms), the number of blended courses and programs, and the number of courses using Desire2Learn and other learning management systems.
  2. Assist and encourage academic units to consider delivery mode flexibility as they plan their programs.
  3. Provide appropriate support and services to students across all delivery modes.
  1. Ensure students are able to complete their programs and reduce time to completion.
  1. Increase financial support for undergraduate and graduate students.
  2. Review program regulations to remove barriers to timely student progress.
  3. Increase first- to second-year undergraduate retention.
  1. Increase opportunities for experiential learning.
  1. Increase opportunities for community service-learning, co-operative education, undergraduate research, and student exchanges.
  1. Expect, recognize, promote and reward high quality and innovative teaching.
  1. Establish teaching chairs to lead and facilitate teaching excellence.
  2. Review faculty/school tenure and promotion guidelines to ensure teaching and the scholarship of teaching are properly recognized.
  3. Increase opportunities for academic staff to complete the Teaching and Learning Certificate program.
  1. Enhance student mobility.
  1. Increase the number of articulation agreements and transfer-credit agreements, including with Indigenous educational organizations.
  2. Establish university-level policy and support for the recognition of prior learning, with specific attention to the prior learning of Indigenous peoples.
  1. Ensure every student graduates with a basic understanding of the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada.
  1. Identify options to ensure that Indigenous content is included in academic programs.
  2. Provide educational opportunities for academic staff members to ensure they can incorporate Indigenous knowledge in their areas.
  1. Provide accessibility and reasonable accommodation in all of our programs for students with disabilities.
  1. Develop bona fide academic requirements or essential skills and abilities requirements as appropriate for all of our programs.
  1. Ensure students have the information required to understand the goals and anticipated outcomes of our programs.
  1. Establish educational goals and anticipated outcomes for all programs.