New OISE Continuing & Professional Learning program focuses on student success in higher ed

Sep 15th, 2020  |  News

Higher education in Canada has gone through considerable change over the last decade. Policy shifts impacting access and accountability, along with rising concerns regarding student mental health have changed the way we think about student success and what students need to progress to graduation.

Higher education professionals increasingly need advanced tools to support students to thrive academically, socially and mentally.

That’s why OISE Continuing & Professional Learning is launching an exciting new program called Serving Students in Higher Education. This three-course online program explores timely issues around today’s higher education environments, how to engage learners, and best practices for supporting student success.

The program was developed in consultation with CACUSS, Canada’s leading professional association for post-secondary student affairs and student services, and is geared for new and emerging leaders in post-secondary education.

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Cory Coletta

Course instructors are experienced post-secondary leaders and student services professionals, including Cory Coletta, who will be facilitating Course 1 — What’s a Campus? An Introduction to Contemporary Post-Secondary Education Environments.

“We explore what an ecosystem for success between students, faculty and staff looks like, with the ultimate goal of student success and persistence at the forefront of the conversation,” says Coletta of the course.

This first, seven-week course will be followed, in January 2021, by Engaging the Modern Learner: Learner Development, and then by Post-Secondary Teaching & Learning: Instructional Strategies and Engagement Trends and Issues, which begins in March 2021.

“It’s so important to be exploring how we interact, how we guide students, and how we support student success through our campus operational functions and their contributions to, or distractions from, being student-centred,” says Coletta of the focus of the program.

Participants in this fully-online program can complete the three courses comfortably in one year, and those who successfully complete the three courses will receive a Recognition of Achievement from OISE Continuing & Professional Learning, University of Toronto.

Register today! Not quite ready to sign up yet? Find out more about the program and download a brochure here.

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