Teaching, Student Learning and Engagement

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems fosters and supports active, student-centered learning as a way to provide students with a strong and focused background in areas related to agriculture, food, nutrition and health.

Goal Action
Enhance the quality and impact of teaching and programs for all students
  • Assess undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (including Dietetics) to identify relevance and currency
  • Identify opportunities to determine possible new courses (undergraduate and graduate), undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees and certificate/professional programs
  • Monitor the quality of teaching while promoting and recognizing teaching excellence
  • Leverage opportunities to involve students in our research centres and community engaged learning
  • Promote multi-disciplinary teaching collaborations and partnerships
Strengthen efforts to promote and support student success
  • Develop and implement initiatives that support student engagement and achievement
  • Strengthen programs supporting the academic success and career development of our students
  • Provide support for knowledge mobilization by undergraduate and graduate students
  • Support development of soft skills in undergraduate and graduate students
Recruit top students and improve student retention rates
  • Develop and execute recruitment strategies to meet domestic and international enrolment targets for our undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Develop and execute a student retention strategy
Support student well-being, personal development and outstanding campus life
  • Implement a coordinated strategy for engagement with students
  • Support LFS Undergraduate Society (LFSUS) and LFS Graduate Student Council activities and initiatives to create a culture of involvement