The FUSION Skill Development Program

Bridging academic and employability skills to educate the next generation of citizen scholars

The FUSION Skill Development Program is a self-directed 10-hour online integrated learning experience delivered through Brightspace. It is designed to enhance student skill development in three areas critical to 21st century success and leadership: metacognition, communication and problem-solving.

What is the FUSION Skill Development Program?

Benefits of participation

Students that participate in the FUSION curriculum will have the opportunity to:

  • Maximize skill set by taking risks, getting feedback and continuing to improve your skills;
  • Articulate skills in ways that demonstrate how you can contribute to a positive academic and workplace culture;
  • Develop and incorporate communication, problem-solving and metacognition as highlighted skills on your resume and career portfolio;
  • Engage in potential cross-collaborative network work-integrated-learning initiatives;
  • Receive up to 10-hours of CCR credit to enhance your resume and career portfolio.

Eligibility

The FUSION Skill Development Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are participating in one of the accepted experiential learning or work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities during the current term.

Additionally, any Carleton student can participate in the FUSION curriculum, workshops, showcase and community of practice if they are registered in a course that is using FUSION as part of its experiential learning component. If you are an instructor interested in adding the FUSION curriculum to your course or program, please visit our instructor information page.

Carleton programs and offices offering accepted experiential learning or WIL opportunities include:

Registration

Registration for the FUSION Skill Development Program is currently closed.

FUSION and Citizen Scholar Community of Practice

Communities of Practice at Carleton provide opportunities to focus, share and reflect upon teaching practices using various approaches and tools.

FUSION Skills Development Symposium

On December 1, 2021, Teaching and Learning Services and the Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION) joined forces at the FUSION Skills Development Symposium to explore ways to advance inclusive experiential learning approaches, skills development, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Canadian universities.

The Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION)

Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION) logo

The Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION) is a cross-collaborative network of Canadian universities that explores innovative and inclusive experiential learning approaches to foster skill development and prepare university students for a rapidly evolving society and job market.

The project was in launched in 2019 as part of the federally-funded Future Skills Centre (FSC). In addition to Carleton, the partner institutions are: Concordia University (QC), Simon Fraser University (BC), University of Calgary (AB), University of Saskatchewan (SK) and Memorial University (NL).

With special attention to equity and inclusion, FUSION’s initiatives seek to expand skill development experience and reflections for underrepresented students, such as Indigenous, racialized people, students with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, women in STEM, LGBTQ2S + peoples, non-traditional students, and Canadians living in rural, remote and Northern communities. The project aims to achieve three main goals:

  1. Integrate skill development in formal and informal learning
  2. Develop flexible teaching and learning formats to better facilitate skills acquisition and translation to the workplace
  3. Increase access to and success at university for underrepresented students

Additional Information

Contact

If you have any questions about the FUSION project, please contact fusion@carleton.ca.