In order to harness the power of our shared communities, we’ve identified three pillars to support our culture of collaboration.
The three pillars provide us with effective collaborative infrastructure to build partnerships and move to action, addressing complex problems and identifying unique opportunities holistically.
Pillar I: Academic & Professional Collaborations in Higher Education
The Maple League universities are uniquely positioned to become leaders in undergraduate education in Canada and internationally. Connecting people from different disciplines and backgrounds to create new communities and strengthen existing ones ― is one of the foundational strengths of the Maple League.
The consortium provides us with the chance to build networks that enhance academic and professional practices for many members of our diverse communities, including students, staff, create innovative programs and initiatives above and beyond our individual capacities in order to optimize student learning.
Pillar II: Extraordinary Undergraduate Student Experiences
At the core of our mission is the centrality of the student experience. We must equip our students with the skills necessary to enter the world ready for a rapidly changing job market, disruptive technologies, and endow them with a sense of global citizenship.
Exemplary teaching is a key factor in enhancing the undergraduate experience, and intentional, well-designed approach to learning and teaching builds upon our individual and combined reputation as leaders in undergraduate education.
Pillar III: Leadership & Citizenship through a Liberal Education
There is a lot of discussion about the future of higher education in the light of disruptive technologies, especially artificial technologies and biotechnology. The revolutions of biotech and infotech have complex consequences for jobs in the 21st century, not to mention their impact on liberal democracies and civil societies.
We are uniquely situated to take a leadership role in Canada around undergraduate education, particularly on the topic of citizenship in both local and global contexts and our strength in graduating highly employable and deeply ethical individuals.