A student in a SoCA VABE program working space carefully measures a piece of her compsition while a classmates works aside her at a cluttered desk.

Initiatives

Current Initiatives 


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The NSSE survey gathers information about factors and practices which have been positively associated with student learning and persistence.

Law School Survey of Student Experience (LSSSE)

The Law School Survey of Student Experience (LSSSE) helps us understand legal education by exploring the student experience. It has been administered by 196 law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia since 2004.

Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPT) Steering and Implementation Committee

Starting Fall 2023, the University of Windsor is implementing the Senate approved Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPTs), formerly the Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs). The SPTs provides a summary of students’ perceptions of instruction and course characteristics to instructors, which can provide valuable feedback to instructors on their teaching effectiveness and the overall value of the course.

Scholars at Risk (SAR)

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is a global network based on the solidarity of academics worldwide. It is premised on the simple idea that “when any of us are at risk all of us are at risk.”

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

CGPSS is a survey of graduate students that focuses on gaining information about satisfaction with many aspects of their graduate programs including research and professional skills development, experiences with support services and facilities.

Understanding Pronouns

Gender is a large part of language; both obvious and subconscious. Our social scripts have become so intertwined with gendered language that the way we view gender is mirrored through our words and actions. Therefore, to invalidate someone’s gender identity is to deny them a significant part of themselves. 

 

Previous Initiatives


Community Consultation Report

In 2017 and 2019, the University hosted a series of community consultations with the goal of gaining insight into public perspectives about how universities, and the University of Windsor in particular, can contribute to a thriving future for the Windsor-Essex region and the world.

Growing Together

The Faculty, Staff and Students who have committed to community engagement believe that learning with and from each other is at the heart of our capacity to thrive and evolve.

Experiential Learning

In 2017, the Provost’s Task Force on Experiential Education published a report titled Experiential Education: A Path Towards Improving the Student Experience.

President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program

In keeping with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Universities Canada Principles of Indigenous Education, the University of Windsor established the President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program.