Inclusion and Student Experience
Our faculty, staff and community must share the same ambition that our learners bring to our campuses and learning platforms each day. We must align programs and courses to meet the needs of employers in our province, and we must align delivery mechanisms to meet the needs of our students.
For GPRC to provide an unparalleled student experience for our learners, regardless of program or duration.
- Define and implement 'student centrism' as a core cultural value of the College across all departments.
- Protect and enhance front-line services for all students.
- Provide accessible facilities and supports for students with alternative needs.
- Ensure that facilities meet the demands and desires of students with respect to common gathering areas, study spaces and other spaces.
- Design and launch a faculty and staff mentoring program to support students.
- Develop a strategic enrolment management strategy as part of the Master Academic Plan that aligns with all departments across the College.
- Provide career planning and employment support including access to job boards and resume review for students entering and re-entering the workforce.
To advance GPRC's Indigenization, Indigenous engagement and Calls to Action regarding reconciliation.
- Continue to support and consult an Indigenous Advisory Committee to develop a pan-institutional Indigenization Strategy that incorporates Indigenous values including ways of knowing, being, doing, and relating into College affairs.
- Create a Spiritual Room to enable smudging.
- Implement the GPRC Indigenous Education Protocol to advance Indigenous inclusion in learning approaches, cultural traditions and programs.
- Develop stronger linkages to regional Indigenous communities.
To expand GPRC's mental health supports for students and staff, and integrate wellness into all that GPRC does.
- Develop an integrated and comprehensive mental health and wellness strategy to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.
- Continue to fund a full-time psychologist position as a reinforcement of GPRC's commitment to mental health.
- Design and launch a student-at-risk committee and plan that incorporates preventative and responsive measures, and provides early access to resources.
To increase access to our programming through the expansion of our digital platform to reach all of the communities we serve.
- Expand GPRC's online platform and alternative delivery models - e.g. Athabasca University partnership.
- Foster and expand life-long learning opportunities by increasing access to continuing education, upgrading, competency-based credentialing and micro-credentialing.