University Reports 8.4% Increase in Domestic Enrolment


From the Board of Governors Meeting - Friday, October 2, 2009, Peterborough

Enrolment Report

Trent University is reporting that enrolment for all domestic students has increased to 8.4 per cent over the previous year. 

Enrolment at Trent’s campus in Peterborough increased by 6.9 per cent and Oshawa rose 20.2 per cent.

These numbers are slightly above the figures contained in the University’s September 18 media release which reported a 7 per cent overall increase. 

“While these figures point to a positive direction in enrolment growth, Trent remains cautious about predicting any future enrolment trends in this difficult economy,” said Dr. James Parker, Vice President of Research, Strategic Enrolment Management and International. 

Vision and Renewal of Trent University’s Planning Process

The President is leading a proposal with the University community to renew the Vision, Mission and Strategic Directions of Trent, to review the academic structure, and to introduce an integrated planning process that will ensure institutional planning and budgeting decisions are considered strategically and in concert.

Three new committees will be created including:

  1. A Trent University Vision Renewal Committee
  2. A Strategic Directions Advisory Committee
  3. A Special Advisory Committee on Changing Academic Structure

The mandate for the Trent’s seventh President articulates that, “The President will also ensure the academic freedom, institutional autonomy and the quality of teaching, research and administration are preserved and enhanced, and that the University is fiscally sustainable and accountable.” 

The proposed committee structures and mandates will provide process and substance that will help fulfill the President’s mandate, but more importantly, will help position the University for future success.

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Don Cumming, Senior Director, Public Affairs, (705) 748-1011, ext. 6181