Session #5: Program Innovation: Defining Inclusive Excellence

Session #4

Program Innovation: Defining Inclusive Excellence

March 22, 2022

Panel Members
Vina Goghari, Vice Dean, Research and Program Innovation, SGS
Gretchen Kerr,
Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education: Principles, Actions, and Accountabilities

Highlights from the panel discussion

Developing a new set of professional skills

Rationale for the inclusion of the selected professional skills

Developing a multi-layered approach


Canadian Association of Graduate Schools – adopt a holistic definition of excellence.
Provincial Ministers – Update/align doctoral-degree level standards with current needed skills.


Provost/Graduate Deans – Ensure measures of quality assurance directly assess formative processes over indirect products.
Graduate Studies – Foster student-centered, flexible and inclusive policies & practices.


Utilize “Program Learning Outcomes/Degree Level Expectations” as a tool to create agency for students in their learning journey.
Maintain a community of scholars throughout the program.

Incorporating inclusive excellence throughout the academic life-cycle at the program level