Domains of Innovation
Five domains underlie our projects. No matter what issue we’re working on, at least one of these areas drives student flourishing.
- Access for Every Student
- Fostering Connectedness
- Future-Ready Students
- Integrated Learning Experience
- Whole Student Development
We co-created these domains with students, staff, and faculty, and we’re working towards a university where the following domain goals come true for every student:
Access for Every Student
All students have equitable access to programs, services, resources, and spaces.
Create accessible digital and physical spaces, remove financial barriers, support under-represented and diverse groups, streamline institutional navigation, encourage participation and engagement, and improve financial literacy.
Students experience a sense of belonging and connection within the UofT community.
Nurture international engagement and intercultural understanding, cultivate relationships, increase peer connections, build and connect communities, and bring different groups together.
Students have opportunities to develop their skills and build their confidence beyond academics.
Prepare students for a changing world, provide more work-integrated learning, expand mentorship opportunities, develop leaders, help students explore and develop their careers, and foster lifelong learning.
Integrated Learning Experience
Students engage fully in learning experiences both within and outside of the classroom.
Foster academic and co-curricular connections, facilitate experiential and immersive learning, encourage in-class engagement, equip faculty with information to support students, encourage self-directed learning, and improve online learning options.
Whole Student Development
Students receive the support they need for their holistic well-being (physical, psychological, social, and emotional).
Cultivate mental, physical & spiritual health; build self-efficacy and self-motivation; foster resilience and self-care; and help students develop senses of identity, meaning, and purpose.