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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.

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Maureen Wideman

Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Maureen has spent more than 25 years in the teaching and learning field beginning as an instructional designer, faculty member, director and now AVP. She approaches faculty development as a student success initiative and maintains the learner-centred approach in all she does. Her... Read More →

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