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Thursday, June 23 • 10:30 - 11:20
CON05.07 - Planning Today for the University of Tomorrow

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Imagine the opportunity to envision the university of the future – what students will expect, what kind of learning will take place, how are faculties and departments will be organized, what resources and support will students and faculty members require? At this university, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members participated in a year and a half long process to envision the university of 2025 and set out a plan to get there. The ultimate goal was to create an educational plan where learning drives the system rather the system and structures driving the learning. If the 20th-century university was built around instruction by faculty in the classroom, the 21st-century university is being built around learning by students everywhere. Described as “edruption,” the demands from students and employers, the implications from latest learning research, the pervasive technologies, and changing funding models, are transforming the postsecondary system. This requires a conscious shift from teaching to learning, where students are active and mobile, with flexible pathways and learning recognition, collaborative partnerships inside and outside of the institution, a revisioning of structures and a focus not on what we are teaching but on how we are learning.


In this session, participants will have the opportunity to:




  • Explore key themes that provided the foundation for the consultative and collaborative processes used to develop the university’s education plan


  • Participate in a mini activity revolving around key questions


  • Engage with colleagues about the design of the university of the future


  • Gather issues for discussion to take back to their own schools.



Presenters
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Maureen Wideman

Director of Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Maureen Wideman is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. She has applied her knowledge and expertise in a number of areas including faculty development, curriculum design, learning with technology and inclusive learning environments. She has taught postsecondary courses in traditional, hybrid and online formats, and has previously managed a service department supporting student... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30 - 11:20
UCC 60

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