Ontario SMA2’s Basic Document Structure

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After reading all of Ontario’s University SMAs it is clear that they all share the following basic structure, which has been indented to reflect the hierarchy suggested by interpreting the formatting of the MTCU web version, the institutionally hosted signed PDF versions, and the presences of numbering in the SMAs for Carleton, McMaster, OCADu, Trent, UOIT/OTU, Ryerson and Wilfred Laurier (but curiously, not the others).


Basic SMA2 Document Structure

1. Preamble

This is common text across all SMAs, this section describes that this is an agreement between the MTCU and the respective university.

2. Ontario’s Vision for Postsecondary Education

Common text across all SMAs.

3. The Universities’ Vision, Mission and Mandate

This is the first sub-section authored by the universities and the approach varies greatly. Some break out distinct sections for vision, mission and mandate, some just one or two. Some use a lot of space in this section, and derive their vision, mission or mandate from their founding legislation other seminal documents, such as Guelph, Ottawa, Western and Waterloo. Some cite their consistency, such as Ryerson’s 1994 mission statement, or that it is derived from another solely institutionally developed source that is mentioned or not. Some aspirational, some affirmational, some adequate.

4. Aspirations

After a common introduction, this is where each university describes their goals. These were often itemized and varied in length and frequently had distinct examples.

5. Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation

6. Student Experience

In this section universities describe their objectives and priorities for their students’ experience, and occasionally what differentiates that experience from others.

7. Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence

In all agreements this section included a sub-section “Examples of institutional initiatives” and a sub-section “Metrics and targets” with common system-wide metrics, and institutional metrics.

8. Access and Equity

In almost all agreements this section included a sub-section “Examples of institutional initiatives” and a sub-section “Metrics and targets” with common system-wide metrics, and institutional metrics.

9. Research Excellence and Impact

In all agreements, this section included a sub-section “Examples of institutional initiatives” and a sub-section “Metrics and targets” with common system-wide metrics, and institutional metrics. The length of this section varied greatly, but I was left with a sense that there was clear differentiation in institutional approaches that also aligned with their mission and vision.

11. Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction

Each SMA has the statement that “This section establishes the agreed-upon corridor midpoint that will form the basis of enrollment-related funding over the course of the SMA period.”

12. Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints

The corridor calculations are “consistent with this level of enrolment and subject to the policies contained within the Ontario University Funding Model Technical Manual, May 2017, Version 1.0.” which is not provided by MTCU. The WGU corridor dictates the 75% of the institution’s basic grant during the periods (MTCU, 2015).

This section also contains the institution’s projected enrollments, as appropriate in various graduate and undergraduate levels, and projected international enrollment for each year in the period.

13. Strategic areas of program strength and expansion

This section included a ranked list of program areas of strength and program area of expansion. This will be an interesting array of data to compare across SMAs.

14. Financial Sustainability

This section contained key measures of intuitional sustainability, labelled as system-wide and most frequently contained these five metrics:

  1. Net Income / (Loss) Ratio
  2. Net Operating Revenues Ratio
  3. Primary Reserve Ratio
  4. Interest Burden Ratio
  5. Viability Ratio.

There are some inconsistencies in this area, such as Brock University’s SMA having the values for Primary Reserve Ratio (typically expressed as the number of days the institution could function using its expendable net assets) and Interest Burden Ratio (typically expressed as a percentage) are apparently swapped as well as the Net Operating Revenues Ratio value was left blank.

15. Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships

In most agreements, this section included a sub-section on “Examples of institutional initiatives”. Interpretations of collaborations and formatting varied greatly. In some agreements inter-university collaborations were mentioned in one collaborating university’s SMA, but not the others’.

15. Ministry/Government Commitments

This section was absent in some of the signed PDF versions such as OCADu’s, but present in Western University’s and others, this section itemizes the policy framework and further clarifications that these agreements are subject to.


System-Wide Metrics Do Not have System-Wide Measures

A significant number of system-wide metric targets were proposed in formats that made them difficult to measure consistently across the system, or without the institution’s involvement in providing references for measures relevant to peers or baselines, most institutions did provide targets that were immediately quantifiable. Targets set relative to private or internal baselines, or relative to regional or provincial averages were particularly challenging.  The following table depicts the first system-wide metric and is representative of the targets set for many other metrics.


List of section headings in Ontario Universities 2017-2020 SMAs

SMA2 Heading Report

UniversityHeading NumHeading Text
Algoma Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Algoma University
Algoma Universityh2Access and Equity
Algoma Universityh2Algoma University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Algoma Universityh2Aspirations
Algoma Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Algoma Universityh2Footnotes
Algoma Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Algoma Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Algoma Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Algoma Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Algoma Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Algoma Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Algoma Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Algoma Universityh3Anishinaabe and Indigenous communities
Algoma Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Algoma Universityh3Cultures and creativity
Algoma Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Algoma Universityh3Examples of Institutional Initiatives
Algoma Universityh3Examples of Institutional Initiatives
Algoma Universityh3Examples of Institutional Initiatives
Algoma Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Algoma Universityh3Institutional Approach to Improving Access and Equity
Algoma Universityh3Institutional Approach to Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Algoma Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Algoma Universityh3Institutional Approach to Research Excellence and Impact
Algoma Universityh3Institutional Aspirations
Algoma Universityh3Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Algoma Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Algoma Universityh3Life and the environment
Algoma Universityh3Mandate Statement
Algoma Universityh3Metrics and Targets
Algoma Universityh3Metrics and Targets
Algoma Universityh3Metrics and Targets
Algoma Universityh3Metrics and Targets
Algoma Universityh3Metrics and Targets
Algoma Universityh3Socio-economic issues of northern, rural, and remote areas
Algoma Universityh3Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Algoma Universityh3Student Experience
Algoma Universityh3Vision Statement
Algoma Universityh4Create and add new pathways to a broader range of university degrees in collaboration with colleges
Algoma Universityh4Establish a research and innovation hub
Algoma Universityh4Examples of Institutional Initiatives
Algoma Universityh4Financial sustainability
Algoma Universityh4Grow student involvement with faculty and partnership research
Algoma Universityh4Institutional approach to improving student experience
Algoma Universityh4Maintain international and out-of-region recruitment
Algoma Universityh4Support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action
Brock Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Brock University
Brock Universityh2Access and Equity
Brock Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Brock Universityh2Footnotes
Brock Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Brock Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Brock Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Brock Universityh2Institutional Aspirations
Brock Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Brock Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Brock Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Brock Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Brock Universityh2Student Experience
Brock Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Brock Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Brock Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Brock Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Brock Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Brock Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Brock Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Brock Universityh3Financial sustainability
Brock Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Brock Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Brock Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Brock Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Brock Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Brock Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Brock Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Brock Universityh3Inter-professional health building
Brock Universityh3Metrics and targets
Brock Universityh3Metrics and targets
Brock Universityh3Metrics and targets
Brock Universityh3Metrics and targets
Brock Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Carleton University
Carleton Universityh26.0 Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Carleton Universityh27.0 Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Carleton Universityh2Access and Equity
Carleton Universityh2Aspirations
Carleton Universityh2Carleton University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Carleton Universityh2Footnotes
Carleton Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Carleton Universityh2Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Carleton Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Carleton Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Carleton Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Carleton Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Carleton Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Carleton Universityh2Student Experience
Carleton Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Carleton Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Carleton Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Carleton Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Carleton Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Carleton Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Carleton Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Carleton Universityh3Financial sustainability
Carleton Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Carleton Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Carleton Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Carleton Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Carleton Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Carleton Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Carleton Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh3Metrics and targets
Carleton Universityh3Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Lakehead Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Lakehead University
Lakehead Universityh2Access and equity
Lakehead Universityh2Enrolment strategy and program direction
Lakehead Universityh2Footnotes
Lakehead Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Lakehead Universityh2Innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Lakehead Universityh2Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Lakehead Universityh2Institutional collaborations and partnerships
Lakehead Universityh2Ministry/government commitments
Lakehead Universityh2Research excellence and impact
Lakehead Universityh2Shared objectives and priorities for differentiation
Lakehead Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Lakehead Universityh3Aspirations
Lakehead Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Lakehead Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Lakehead Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Lakehead Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Lakehead Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Lakehead Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Lakehead Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Lakehead Universityh3Financial sustainability
Lakehead Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Lakehead Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Lakehead Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Lakehead Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Lakehead Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Lakehead Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Lakehead Universityh3Lakehead Innovates
Lakehead Universityh3Lakehead university vision, mission and mandate
Lakehead Universityh3Metrics and targets
Lakehead Universityh3Metrics and targets
Lakehead Universityh3Metrics and targets
Lakehead Universityh3Metrics and targets
Lakehead Universityh3Metrics and targets
Lakehead Universityh3Ontario's vision for postsecondary education
Lakehead Universityh3Student experience
Laurentian Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Laurentian University
Laurentian Universityh2Access and Equity
Laurentian Universityh2Aspirations
Laurentian Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Laurentian Universityh2Financial sustainability
Laurentian Universityh2Footnotes
Laurentian Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Laurentian Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Laurentian Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Laurentian Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Laurentian Universityh2Laurentian University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Laurentian Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Laurentian Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Laurentian Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Laurentian Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Laurentian Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Laurentian Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Laurentian Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Laurentian Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Laurentian Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Laurentian Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Laurentian Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Laurentian Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Laurentian Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Laurentian Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Laurentian Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Laurentian Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Laurentian Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Laurentian Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Laurentian Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Laurentian Universityh3Metrics and targets
Laurentian Universityh3Metrics and targets
Laurentian Universityh3Metrics and targets
Laurentian Universityh3Metrics and targets
Laurentian Universityh3Metrics and targets
Laurentian Universityh3Student Experience
McMaster Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: McMaster University
McMaster Universityh26.0 Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
McMaster Universityh2Access and Equity
McMaster Universityh2Aspirations
McMaster Universityh2Financial sustainability
McMaster Universityh2Footnotes
McMaster Universityh2Frequently asked questions
McMaster Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
McMaster Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
McMaster Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
McMaster Universityh2McMaster University Vision, Mission and Mandate
McMaster Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
McMaster Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
McMaster Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
McMaster Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
McMaster Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
McMaster Universityh2Student Experience
McMaster Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
McMaster Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
McMaster Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
McMaster Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
McMaster Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
McMaster Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
McMaster Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
McMaster Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
McMaster Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
McMaster Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
McMaster Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
McMaster Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
McMaster Universityh3Institutional Aspirations
McMaster Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
McMaster Universityh3Metrics and targets
McMaster Universityh3Metrics and targets
McMaster Universityh3Metrics and targets
McMaster Universityh3Metrics and targets
McMaster Universityh3Metrics and targets
McMaster Universityh3Mission
Nipissing Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Nipissing University
Nipissing Universityh2Access and Equity
Nipissing Universityh2Aspirations
Nipissing Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Nipissing Universityh2Financial sustainability
Nipissing Universityh2Footnotes
Nipissing Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Nipissing Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Nipissing Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Nipissing Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Nipissing Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Nipissing Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Nipissing Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Nipissing Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Nipissing Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Nipissing Universityh2Student Experience
Nipissing Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Nipissing Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Nipissing Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Nipissing Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Nipissing Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Nipissing Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Nipissing Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Nipissing Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Nipissing Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Nipissing Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Nipissing Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Nipissing Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Nipissing Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Nipissing Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Nipissing Universityh3Metrics and targets
Nipissing Universityh3Metrics and targets
Nipissing Universityh3Metrics and targets
Nipissing Universityh3Metrics and targets
Nipissing Universityh3Metrics and targets
Nipissing Universityh3Mission
OCADuh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University
OCADuh2Access and Equity
OCADuh2Aspirations
OCADuh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
OCADuh2Financial sustainability
OCADuh2Footnotes
OCADuh2Frequently asked questions
OCADuh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
OCADuh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
OCADuh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
OCADuh2Ministry/Government Commitments
OCADuh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
OCADuh2Research Excellence and Impact
OCADuh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
OCADuh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
OCADuh2Student Experience
OCADuh3Corridor midpoint
OCADuh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
OCADuh3Examples of institutional initiatives
OCADuh3Examples of institutional initiatives
OCADuh3Examples of institutional initiatives
OCADuh3Examples of institutional initiatives
OCADuh3Examples of institutional initiatives
OCADuh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
OCADuh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
OCADuh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
OCADuh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
OCADuh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
OCADuh3Institutional Approach to Research Excellence and Impact
OCADuh3Institutional Aspirations
OCADuh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
OCADuh3Mandate statement
OCADuh3Metrics and targets
OCADuh3Metrics and targets
OCADuh3Metrics and targets
OCADuh3Metrics and targets
OCADuh3Metrics and targets
OCADuh3Mission statement
OCADuh3OCAD
University Vision, Mission and Mandate
OCADuh3Vision statement
Queen's Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Queen's University
Queen's Universityh2Access and equity
Queen's Universityh2Aspirations
Queen's Universityh2Enrolment strategy and program direction
Queen's Universityh2Footnotes
Queen's Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Queen's Universityh2Innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Queen's Universityh2Innovation, economic development and community engagement
Queen's Universityh2Institutional collaborations and partnerships
Queen's Universityh2Ministry/government commitments
Queen's Universityh2Research excellence and impact
Queen's Universityh2Shared objectives and priorities for differentiation
Queen's Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Queen's Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Queen's Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Queen's Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Queen's Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Queen's Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Queen's Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Queen's Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Queen's Universityh3Financial sustainability
Queen's Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Queen's Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Queen's Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Queen's Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Queen's Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Queen's Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Queen's Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Queen's Universityh3Metrics and targets
Queen's Universityh3Metrics and targets
Queen's Universityh3Metrics and targets
Queen's Universityh3Metrics and targets
Queen's Universityh3Metrics and targets
Queen's Universityh3Ontario's vision for postsecondary education
Queen's Universityh3Queen's university vision, mission and mandate
Queen's Universityh3Student experience
Ryerson Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Ryerson University
Ryerson Universityh28.0 Ministry/Government Commitments
Ryerson Universityh2Access and Equity
Ryerson Universityh2Aspirations
Ryerson Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Ryerson Universityh2Financial sustainability
Ryerson Universityh2Footnotes
Ryerson Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Ryerson Universityh2Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Ryerson Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Ryerson Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Ryerson Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Ryerson Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Ryerson Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Ryerson Universityh2Ryerson University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Ryerson Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Ryerson Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Ryerson Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Ryerson Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Ryerson Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Ryerson Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Ryerson Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Ryerson Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Ryerson Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Ryerson Universityh3Institutional Aspirations
Ryerson Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Ryerson Universityh3Mandate
Ryerson Universityh3Metrics and targets
Ryerson Universityh3Metrics and targets
Ryerson Universityh3Metrics and targets
Ryerson Universityh3Metrics and targets
Ryerson Universityh3Metrics and targets
Ryerson Universityh3Mission
Ryerson Universityh3Ryerson Institute for Labour Market Information
Ryerson Universityh3Ryerson Law School[1]
Ryerson Universityh3Student Experience
Trent Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Trent University
Trent Universityh1Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Trent Universityh26.0 Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Trent Universityh2Access and Equity
Trent Universityh2Aspirations
Trent Universityh2Financial sustainability
Trent Universityh2Footnotes
Trent Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Trent Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Trent Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Trent Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Trent Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Trent Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Trent Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Trent Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Trent Universityh2strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Trent Universityh2Student Experience
Trent Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Trent Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Trent Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Trent Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Trent Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Trent Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Trent Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Trent Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Trent Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Trent Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Trent Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Trent Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Trent Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Trent Universityh3Metrics and targets
Trent Universityh3Metrics and targets
Trent Universityh3Metrics and targets
Trent Universityh3Metrics and targets
Trent Universityh3Metrics and targets
Trent Universityh3Mission
Trent Universityh3Other Partnerships:
Université de Hearsth12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Université de Hearst
Université de Hearsth2Access and Equity
Université de Hearsth2Aspirations
Université de Hearsth2Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Université de Hearsth2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Université de Hearsth2Footnotes
Université de Hearsth2Frequently asked questions
Université de Hearsth2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Université de Hearsth2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Université de Hearsth2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Université de Hearsth2Ministry/Government Commitments
Université de Hearsth2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Université de Hearsth2Research Excellence and Impact
Université de Hearsth2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Université de Hearsth2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Université de Hearsth2Student Experience
Université de Hearsth3Corridor midpoint
Université de Hearsth3Examples of institutional initiatives
Université de Hearsth3Examples of institutional initiatives
Université de Hearsth3Examples of institutional initiatives
Université de Hearsth3Examples of institutional initiatives
Université de Hearsth3Examples of institutional initiatives
Université de Hearsth3Experiential Learning
Université de Hearsth3Financial sustainability
Université de Hearsth3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Université de Hearsth3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Université de Hearsth3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Université de Hearsth3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Université de Hearsth3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Université de Hearsth3Institutional Aspirations
Université de Hearsth3Interdisciplinarity
Université de Hearsth3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Université de Hearsth3Metrics and targets
Université de Hearsth3Metrics and targets
Université de Hearsth3Metrics and targets
Université de Hearsth3Metrics and targets
Université de Hearsth3Metrics and targets
Université de Hearsth3Mission
Université de Hearsth3Openness to the World
University of Guelphh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Guelph
University of Guelphh2Access and equity
University of Guelphh2Aspirations
University of Guelphh2Enrolment strategy and program direction
University of Guelphh2Footnotes
University of Guelphh2Frequently asked questions
University of Guelphh2Innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Guelphh2Innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Guelphh2Institutional collaborations and partnerships
University of Guelphh2Ministry/government commitments
University of Guelphh2Research excellence and impact
University of Guelphh2Shared objectives and priorities for differentiation
University of Guelphh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of Guelphh3Corridor midpoint
University of Guelphh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of Guelphh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Guelphh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Guelphh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Guelphh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Guelphh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Guelphh3Financial sustainability
University of Guelphh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of Guelphh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of Guelphh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of Guelphh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Guelphh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Guelphh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of Guelphh3Institutional aspirations
University of Guelphh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of Guelphh3Metrics and targets
University of Guelphh3Metrics and targets
University of Guelphh3Metrics and targets
University of Guelphh3Metrics and targets
University of Guelphh3Metrics and targets
University of Guelphh3Mission statement
University of Guelphh3Ontario's vision for postsecondary education
University of Guelphh3Student Experience
University of Ottawah12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Ottawa
University of Ottawah1Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of Ottawah2Access and Equity
University of Ottawah2Aspirations
University of Ottawah2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
University of Ottawah2Financial sustainability
University of Ottawah2Footnotes
University of Ottawah2Frequently asked questions
University of Ottawah2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
University of Ottawah2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
University of Ottawah2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
University of Ottawah2Ministry/Government Commitments
University of Ottawah2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
University of Ottawah2Research Excellence and Impact
University of Ottawah2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
University of Ottawah2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of Ottawah2Student Experience
University of Ottawah3Corridor midpoint
University of Ottawah3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of Ottawah3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Ottawah3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Ottawah3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Ottawah3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Ottawah3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Ottawah3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of Ottawah3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of Ottawah3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Ottawah3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Ottawah3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of Ottawah3Institutional Aspirations
University of Ottawah3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of Ottawah3Mandate
University of Ottawah3Metrics and targets
University of Ottawah3Metrics and targets
University of Ottawah3Metrics and targets
University of Ottawah3Metrics and targets
University of Ottawah3Metrics and targets
University of Ottawah3Mission
University of Torontoh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Toronto
University of Torontoh1Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of Torontoh2Access and Equity
University of Torontoh2Aspirations
University of Torontoh2Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of Torontoh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
University of Torontoh2Financial sustainability
University of Torontoh2Footnotes
University of Torontoh2Frequently asked questions
University of Torontoh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
University of Torontoh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
University of Torontoh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
University of Torontoh2Ministry/Government Commitments
University of Torontoh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
University of Torontoh2Research Excellence and Impact
University of Torontoh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
University of Torontoh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of Torontoh2Student Experience
University of Torontoh3Corridor midpoint
University of Torontoh3Example of institutional initiatives
University of Torontoh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Torontoh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Torontoh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Torontoh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Torontoh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of Torontoh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of Torontoh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Torontoh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Torontoh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of Torontoh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of Torontoh3Metrics and targets
University of Torontoh3Metrics and targets
University of Torontoh3Metrics and targets
University of Torontoh3Metrics and targets
University of Torontoh3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
University of UOIT (OTU)h22.0 Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Access and Equity
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Aspirations
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Financial sustainability
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Footnotes
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Frequently asked questions
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Ministry/Government Commitments
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Research Excellence and Impact
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of UOIT (OTU)h2Student Experience
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Corridor midpoint
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Institutional Aspirations
University of UOIT (OTU)h3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Metrics and targets
University of UOIT (OTU)h3Mission
University of Waterlooh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Waterloo
University of Waterlooh1Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of Waterlooh2Access and Equity
University of Waterlooh2Aspirations
University of Waterlooh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
University of Waterlooh2Financial sustainability
University of Waterlooh2Footnotes
University of Waterlooh2Frequently asked questions
University of Waterlooh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
University of Waterlooh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
University of Waterlooh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
University of Waterlooh2Ministry/Government Commitments
University of Waterlooh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
University of Waterlooh2Research Excellence and Impact
University of Waterlooh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
University of Waterlooh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of Waterlooh2Student Experience
University of Waterlooh3Corridor midpoint
University of Waterlooh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of Waterlooh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Waterlooh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Waterlooh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Waterlooh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Waterlooh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Waterlooh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of Waterlooh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of Waterlooh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Waterlooh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Waterlooh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of Waterlooh3Institutional Aspirations
University of Waterlooh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of Waterlooh3Metrics and targets
University of Waterlooh3Metrics and targets
University of Waterlooh3Metrics and targets
University of Waterlooh3Metrics and targets
University of Waterlooh3Metrics and targets
University of Waterlooh3Mission
University of Windsorh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: University of Windsor
University of Windsorh2Access and Equity
University of Windsorh2Aspirations
University of Windsorh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
University of Windsorh2Financial sustainability
University of Windsorh2Footnotes
University of Windsorh2Frequently asked questions
University of Windsorh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
University of Windsorh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
University of Windsorh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
University of Windsorh2Ministry/Government Commitments
University of Windsorh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
University of Windsorh2Research Excellence and Impact
University of Windsorh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
University of Windsorh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
University of Windsorh2Student Experience
University of Windsorh3Corridor midpoint
University of Windsorh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
University of Windsorh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Windsorh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Windsorh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Windsorh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Windsorh3Examples of institutional initiatives
University of Windsorh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
University of Windsorh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
University of Windsorh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
University of Windsorh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
University of Windsorh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
University of Windsorh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
University of Windsorh3Institutional Aspirations
University of Windsorh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
University of Windsorh3Metrics and expected values
University of Windsorh3Metrics and targets
University of Windsorh3Metrics and targets
University of Windsorh3Metrics and targets
University of Windsorh3Metrics and targets
University of Windsorh3Mission Statement
University of Windsorh3Vision Statement
Western Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Western University
Western Universityh2Access and Equity
Western Universityh2Aspirations
Western Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Western Universityh2Financial sustainability
Western Universityh2Footnotes
Western Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Western Universityh2Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Western Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Western Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Western Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Western Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Western Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Western Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Western Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Western Universityh2Student Experience
Western Universityh2Western University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Western Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Western Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Western Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Western Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Western Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Western Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Western Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Western Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Western Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Western Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Western Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Western Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Western Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Western Universityh3Institutional Aspirations
Western Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Western Universityh3Mandate
Western Universityh3Metrics and targets
Western Universityh3Metrics and targets
Western Universityh3Metrics and targets
Western Universityh3Metrics and targets
Western Universityh3Metrics and targets
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh22.0 Innovation in Teaching and Learning Excellence
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Access and Equity
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Aspirations
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Enrolment Strategy and Program Direction
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Financial sustainability
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Footnotes
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Frequently asked questions
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Innovation, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Ministry/Government Commitments
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Ontario's Vision for Postsecondary Education
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Research Excellence and Impact
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Shared Objectives and Priorities for Differentiation
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Student Experience
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh2Wilfrid Laurier University Vision, Mission and Mandate
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Corridor midpoint
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Institutional Aspirations
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Metrics and targets
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Metrics and targets
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Metrics and targets
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Metrics and targets
Wilfrid Laurier Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh12017-20 Strategic Mandate Agreement: York University
York Universityh2Access and equity
York Universityh2Aspirations
York Universityh2Enrolment strategy and program direction
York Universityh2Financial sustainability
York Universityh2Footnotes
York Universityh2Frequently asked questions
York Universityh2Innovation in teaching and learning excellence
York Universityh2Innovation, economic development and community engagement
York Universityh2Institutional collaborations and partnerships
York Universityh2Ministry/government commitments
York Universityh2Ontario's vision for postsecondary education
York Universityh2Research excellence and impact
York Universityh2Shared objectives and priorities for differentiation
York Universityh2Strategic areas of program strength and expansion
York Universityh2Student experience
York Universityh2York University vision, mission and mandate
York Universityh3Corridor midpoint
York Universityh3Enrolment plan and corridor midpoints
York Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
York Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
York Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
York Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
York Universityh3Examples of institutional initiatives
York Universityh3Graduate allocation – SMA 2017-2020
York Universityh3Institutional approach to improving access and equity
York Universityh3Institutional approach to improving student experience
York Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation in teaching and learning excellence
York Universityh3Institutional approach to innovation, economic development and community engagement
York Universityh3Institutional approach to research excellence and impact
York Universityh3institutional aspirations
York Universityh3International enrolment strategy and collaboration
York Universityh3Mandate
York Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh3Metrics and targets
York Universityh3Mission
The technical structure of each SMA is not exactly the same.

Comparison of Document Length

The SMAs were certainly differentiated by length:

UniversityNumber of words WITH boilerplateNumber of words WITHOUT boilerplate
University of Windsor1595616685
Lakehead University1572116435
York University1192212648
Carleton University1115111874
University of Ottawa1068611416
Queen's University1007110695
University of Guelph986910590
Trent University92089935
Western University91899893
Wilfrid Laurier University89989706
University of Waterloo89669696
Algoma University88419555
Ryerson University88539410
Brock University80378812
Laurentian University74948219
Université de Hearst74388148
University of Ontario Institute of Technology74088128
Nipissing University73678094
OCADu71547881
McMaster University64457173
University of Toronto63587093