The Critical Role of Engagement at a BTM oriented School A ...

The Critical Role of Engagement at a BTM oriented School A ...

The Critical Role of Engagement at a BTM oriented School A Program Directors Perspective Dr. Ozgur Turetken Professor and Director Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Ryerson University Toronto, ON Us http://www.ryerson.ca/itm/ Largest BTM program (~1600 students) in Canadas largest business school

Most urban university in Canada (going up in research productivity/rankings) Practice orientation National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 2 Our (my) understanding of engagement Sense of ownership/partnership/shared goals

Giving and taking Essential for success National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 3 With whom do we engage? National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 4

Our Students Mostly from Toronto high schools Increasing intake most recent >450 Increasing entry averages Male dominant but decreasingly so National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 5 Engaging students

Hands on/experiential learning Student participation in Promotion/open house/recruitment activities (parents!) Governance school council and committees, e.g. curriculum Dedicated faculty member to support student groups and case studies National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 6

How student engagement pays off Engaged students are more successful Classes Co-op Internship/job opportunities Student feedback helps develop better curriculum/delivery/value National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 7

Our Faculty http://www.ryerson.ca/itm/ faculty.html 21 (soon to be 24) full time faculty Diverse backgrounds Technical/ managerial Academic/industry One CRC, several grants held National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 8

Engaging faculty Self-governance Support research diversity Curriculum/course development Input for teaching assignments Encourage close to heart service/committee activities National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 9 Faculty engagement benefits

Innovative programs Student mentorship Student learning Relevant research Industry relationships start and end with faculty National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 10 (The rest of) TRSM Largest B-school in Canada

7 schools and many departments BComm degree 9000+ undergrad, 100+ grad students 120+ faculty National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 11 Engaging with TRSM School wide committees Core curriculum Faculty council Grad programs

National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 12 Importance/benefits Better BTM as well as other TRSM student experience (including minors and co-op) Enriched industry connections Administrative synergies Faculty research opportunities National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016

13 Ryerson University In the heart of downtown Toronto Growing in size and reputation Overall Ranking Rank Last Year 1

[1] Simon Fraser 2 [3] Waterloo 3 [2]

Victoria 4 [*6] Carleton 5 [5] Guelph 6

[4] New Brunswick *7 [*6] Memorial *7 [*8]

York National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 9 [*8] 14 Ryerson Engaging with Ryerson Representation in

senate/university wide committees Central admissions/registrar Central scheduling Multi-disciplinary grad programs Supervision in engineering, National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 15 Importance/benefits Benchmarking/best practices

Smoother student/faculty experience Proactive strategizing National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 16 Engaging with Industry Mostly Toronto/GTA Program advisory councils Industry events Guest lectures Executive in residence (TRSM) programs

National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 17 Industry engagement is key Hire our students! Mentor our students Feedback for what we do Programs Research Co-curricular National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June

4, 2016 18 Toronto/GTA/Canada Ryerson BTM attracts students from Toronto GTA Rest of Ontario/Canada Ryerson reputation as city builder National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 19

Toronto/GTA/Canada Aspirations to be national/international program require engagement with other Canadian (and international) universities, ITAC, AIS, ACM, etc. Engagement with academic community helps program building, recruitment, visibility Case competitions help student visibility National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 20

Overall Stakeholders are in constant and complex interaction with each other Engagement is key to success National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 21 National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 22

National BTM Academic Conference Edmonton, AB June 4, 2016 23

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