S.11-103
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the accreditation website (http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/accreditation.html). ..... unify and align SFU's major planning documents and activities, identifies a fifth “theme” ..... Total number of international graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and ...... Academic, the Vice President, Research (VPR), and the eleven academic ...

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S.11-103 O FFI CE O FTII E VICli.- PRESIDENT. ACA DEMI C AN D PROVOST 8888 Univcr:, ity D ri ve, Burnab)" Be TEl .: 778.782.3925 vpacad@~f\l.ca Canada VSA IS6 Fi\ X: 778.782.5876 \\'W\\!.i fu.ca/ vpacatiemic MEMORANOUM ATIENTION DATE Senate June 14, 2011 FROM PAGES Jon Driver 1/1 Vice President, Academic and Provost RE: Senate - Accreditation Self-Evaluation Report (Draft #3) Draft #3 of Simon Fraser University's Self-Evaluation Report for the Cflst Commission on Colleges and Universi ti es (NWCCU) is being made available to Senate for its J\(IY 4, 2011 meeting. The contents of the report are as follows: \,J Chapter 1 - defines SFU's mission, core themes, and the criteria by which the assessments in Chapter 4 will be carried out. Chapter 2 - responds to approximately 80 standards on SFU's resources and capacity. It explains in some detail the Canadian and British Columbia contexts for an American audience. Subheadings are taken from the NWCCU's Standards. Chapter 3 - describes SFU 's major institutional planning processes. 4 - covers the assessment of SFU's four core themes. Chapter 5 - includes our conclusions about our performance in fu lfi ll ing SFU's mission and allows us to introduce "core theme 5" ("Institutional Strength") from the University Planning Framework in discussing the University's ability to adapt and sustain itself. This is an opportunity for you to comment on the substance of the report. Please concentrate on the content, including possible omissions, contradictions and the like. All data and electronic links wil l be the submission is made. checked before The time line leading to the submission continues to be tight and we ask that you provide us with your comments by no later than July 8, 2011 . Comments are to be submitted to accredit@sfu.ca and should reference chapter/page/paragraph number and heading/subheading. lh This draft of the report is to be made available, for comment, to the University community on June 27 on the accreditation website (http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/accreditation.html). It is also to be distributed to the Board of Governors for its July 21 '1 meeting. c: G. Nicholls KC Be ll Lynda Erickson S IM O N fRA SE R UN I VE R S ITY T HI NK I N G OF THE WORLD Self Evaluation Report August 2011 1SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY • Self Evaluation Report Simon Fraser University August 2011 draft 2 • SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY draft 3SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY • Self Evaluation Report Contents Institutional Overview .................................................................................................... 7 Preface ............................... 9 Chapter One, Standard 1: Mission, Core Themes and Expectations 11 Executive Summary of Eligibility Requirements 2 and 3 ....................................... 13 Standard 1.A: Mission ........................................................................................... 14 Mission Statement 14 Mission Fulfillment 16 Articulation of Extent of Mission Fulfillment .................................................. 16 Standard 1.B: Core Themes .................................................................................. 17 Core Theme, Teaching and Learning .............................................................. 18 Cor, Research................................................................................... 23 Core Theme, Student Experience and Success ................................................ 26 Cor, Community and Citizenship ..................................................... 30 An overview of Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus ........................................... 36 Chapter Two, Standard 2: Resources and Capacity ........................................................ 39 Executive Summary of Eligibility Requirements 4 through 21 ............................... 41 Standard 2.A: Governance ..................................................................................... 43 d 2.B: Human Resources .......................................................................... 67 Standard 2.C: Education Resources ....................................................................... 75 d 2.D: Student Support Resources ............................................................. 86 Standard 2.E: Library and Information Resources .................................................102 d 2.F: Financial Resources ........................................................................108 Standard 2.G: Physical and Technological Infrastructure .......................................115 An overview of Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus 124 Chapter Three, Standard 3: Institutional Planning.........................................................127 Standard 3.A: Institutional Planning .....................................................................129 An overvieversity’s Surrey campus .............................................146 Chapter Four, Standard 4: Core Theme Planning, Assessment and Improvement ..........149 Executive Summary of Eligibility Requirements 22 and 23 ..................................151 Core Theme, Teaching and Learning: Planning, Assessment and Improvement .........................................................155 Core Theme, Research: ovement 169 Core Theme, Student Experience and Success: ovement 177 Core Theme, Community and Citizenship: Planning, Assessment and Improvement .........................................................191 An overview of Simon Fraser University’s UniverCity development .............................206 CONTINUED draft 4 • SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Self Evaluation Report Contents (continued) Chapter 5, Standard 5: Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation and Sustainability ....................209 Executive Summary of Eligibility Requirement 24 .......................................................211 Planning and Assessment ......................................................................................212 Assessment for the Self Evaluation Report .....................................................213 Evaluating Mission Fulfillment .............................................................................214 Other Evidence .............................................................................................215 Adaptation and Sustainability ................................................................................218 1) Improve Administrative Systems ................................................................218 2) Improve Financial Flexibility .....................................................................219 3) Recruit, Retain and Engage the Best People .............................................219 4) Strengthen and Leverage our Infrastructure ................................................220 Conclusion Appendices draft 5SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY • Self Evaluation Report Appendices Appendix A: Accreditation Standards ................................................................................................225 Appendix B: Academic Unit profiles .................................................................................................239 Faculty of Applied Sciences Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Beedie School of Business Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Faculty of Education Faculty of Environment Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Science Appendix C: Graduate Studies profile and Lifelong Learning profile ..................................................293 Appendix D: Administrative Unit profiles ..........................................................................................305 Chancellor President and Vice Chancellor Vice President, Academic and Provost esident, External Relations Vice President, Legal Affairs and University Secretary esident, Finance and Administration Vice President, Research esident, University Advancement and Alumni Engagement Appendix E: Strategic Research Plan 2010-2015 Footnotes summary (TO DO) Figures summary (TO DO) Summaries summary (TO DO) Still to come: Chairs’ Survey Results (referenced in footnote, page 77) draft 6 • SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY draft 7SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY • Self Evaluation Report Institutional Overview Two pages maximum draft 8 • SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY draft