The University of Windsor remains in the middle of the pack in the rankings of comprehensive universities released yesterday by Maclean’s magazine. In most categories, the University scored near the median across Canada.
UWindsor president Alan Wildeman pointed to above average showings in categories related to the University’s strategic emphasis on the student experience such as student-faculty ratio, student support and library services. However, he also pointed out that Windsor continues to suffer from poor placement in the reputational category, which shifts the overall ranking to 10th out of 15 comprehensive universities.
“Of course we care about opinions, because ultimately they can shape reality,” he said. “Our University continues to experience a disconnect between the progress we are making and the broader perception of that progress.”
He said the campus renewal is all about enhancing learning and research and the student experience, and should contribute to a greater appreciation of the University both in Windsor and across Canada.
“We value feedback on how well we are meeting our mission of enabling people to make a better world, and we continue to strive to interpret that feedback within a meaningful context,” Dr. Wildeman said. “I want to thank our faculty and staff for all they do to make our University one to be proud of.”